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Towers Watson & Co., a professional services company, provides human capital and financial consulting services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Benefits, Risk and Financial Services, Talent and Rewards, and Exchange Solutions. The Benefits segment provides benefits consulting and administration services, such as retirement solutions, which support organizations in designing, managing, administering, and communicating various retirement plans; health and group benefits advisory services on the strategy, design, financing, delivery, and ongoing plan management and communication of health and group benefit programs. This segment also offers technology and administration solutions to deliver benefit outsourcing solutions; and international consulting services, including international human capital management and related benefits, and compensation advisory services for corporate headquarters and their subsidiaries. The Risk and Financial Services segment provides risk consulting and financial modeling software solutions primarily to the insurance industry; and investment consulting and solutions on investment strategy, risk assessment, asset allocation, manager selection, and investment execution to institutional investors, primarily pension plans. The Talent and Rewards segment provides executive compensation advisory services, reward administration, and talent management technology solutions, as well as data, surveys, and technology services comprising compensation benchmarking, employee opinion surveys, and human resource function metrics. The Exchange Solutions segment operates the private Medicare insurance exchange in the United States that enables employers to transition their retirees to individual, defined contribution health plans, as well as technology and merchandising services for employers in the small and mid-sized markets. Towers Watson & Co. was founded in 1865 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

14,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/15/14
Founded in 1865

towers watson & co-cl a (TW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.5M
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Managing Director of Exchange Solutions
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Managing Director of Benefits Business Segmen...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Managing Director of Risk and Financial Servi...
Total Annual Compensation: $935.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

towers watson & co-cl a (TW) Key Developments

Towers Watson Announces Personalized Decision Support Service

Towers Watson announced a personalized decision support service that will help early retirees determine whether they are better off using a subsidy from their former employer or taking a tax credit from the federal government. Employer clients of Towers Watson's OneExchange asked for this capability in order to facilitate moving their early (pre-Medicare) retiree populations to individual market plans. The service is designed to help early retirees optimize their health insurance spending without 'double dipping'. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, pre-Medicare retirees can use either a tax-advantaged employer subsidy or a federal tax credit to defray the cost of their health insurance premiums - but not both. The decision support service will be available to early retirees whose former employers have chosen Towers Watson's OneExchange to assist them in selecting individual health plans. For employers offering a subsidy, Towers Watson will set up and manage health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for each early retiree. 60% of employers transitioning their early retirees to the individual market using OneExchange this fall will offer subsidies through HRAs. Using the decision support service is a simple three-step process for early retirees: early retirees answer questions about household size, location and financial circumstances to estimate their eligibility for federal premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions available through public health insurance marketplaces; early retirees compare their estimated tax credit to their employer subsidy, using a guided process that compares subsidy amounts, qualification requirements, eligible expenses and tax implications; armed with accurate information about their options, early retirees can choose which subsidy to pursue. OneExchange can also help early retirees who opt out of their employer subsidy to apply for tax credits through the federal- and state-based health insurance marketplaces, if they are eligible. This decision support service is available by phone through a OneExchange benefit advisor or online through a guided self-service tool. For early retirees who don't qualify for federal subsidies, the decision is simple. For those who qualify for both, the decision is more complex than simply choosing the larger amount, making the expert help offered by OneExchange a key part of the process. OneExchange benefit advisors help early retirees compare, select and enroll in individual market plans that are compatible with their chosen subsidy. Early retirees who accept their employers' funding can purchase individual health plans directly from insurers in their area or from the public insurance marketplace. Early retirees who accept a tax credit must choose plans from the public marketplace in order to receive the credit. The OneExchange subsidy decision support service will be available during this fall's annual open enrollment period for plans providing health care coverage for 2015.

Towers Watson Releases RiskAgility Proxy Modeller

Towers Watson & Co. has released RiskAgility Proxy Modeller, or PM, an addition to its RiskAgility life insurance financial modelling software suite which produces validated proxy models for capital models. Proxy modelling has become a central component of life insurer capital models, having applications for Internal Models, the ORSA (Own Risk Solvency Assessment) component of Solvency II and enterprise risk management frameworks, in addition to asset/liability matching, capital projections and asset allocations.

Towers Watson Announces Executive Changes

Towers Watson announced the appointment of Susan Potter as leader of the company’s U.S. East Division, effective October 1, 2014. Potter will succeed Eric Speer, who earlier September 2014 was named global leader for the company’s Risk Consulting and Software business. In her new role, Potter will be responsible for managing and growing the company’s business, and expanding client relationships across the eastern U.S. She will also remain involved in client work. Prior to this appointment, she was the managing consultant of Towers Watson’s Arlington office.


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