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875 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022

United States

Phone: 212-725-7550

Fax: 212-644-7432

Towers Watson & Co. operates as a professional services company worldwide. The company offers solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. The company delivers consulting services and solutions that help organizations anticipate, identify, and capitalize on emerging opportunities in benefit and human capital management. It advises the insurance industry on a range of strategic and risk management issues, and helps its clients in various industries mitigate risk through insurance, reinsurance, and capital market transactions. The company also provides investment advice and solutions to help its clients develop and implement strategies to meet their investment goals. Segments The company operates through four business segments: Benefits, Risk and Financial Services, Talent and Rewards, and Exchange Solutions. BENEFITS This segment provides benefits consulting and administration services through four lines of business, including Retirement, Health and Group Benefits, Technology and Administration Solutions, and International Consulting. Retirement The company’s Retirement business supports organizations worldwide in designing, managing, and administering various types of retirement plans and communicating with their workforces about the plans. It provides actuarial and consulting services for defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including consulting on plan design, funding and risk management strategies. The company also helps its clients assess the effects of changing workforce demographics on their retirement plans, cash flow requirements, and retiree benefit adequacy and security. The company provides actuarial services to approximately 300 pension funds worldwide. In the U.S., it provides actuarial services to 5 of the 6 major corporate-sponsored defined benefit plans (based on total pension plan assets), and in the U.K., it advises 48 of the 100 major corporate pension funds. It also has positions in Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands. The company offers clients a range of integrated retirement consulting services to meet the needs of various types of employers, including those that continue to offer defined benefit plans and those that are reexamining their retirement benefit strategies. The company offers integrated solutions that combine investment consulting, pension administration, core actuarial services, and communication and change management assistance. The company’s retirement consulting services include retirement strategy and plan design; actuarial services and related support; retirement plan financial management; settlement solutions; compliance and governance strategies; risk management; and defined contribution solutions. Health and Group Benefits The company’s Health and Group Benefits business supports organizations worldwide in designing, managing, and administering various types of health and group benefit plans and communicating with their workforces about the plans. It provides plan management consulting across the spectrum of health and group benefit programs, including health, dental, disability, life, and other coverage. The company provides services to large and mid-size organizations. The company’s health and group benefits consulting services help employers provide health and welfare benefits designed to attract and retain qualified employees, while improving workforce health and productivity. In addition to its consulting services, the company manages various collective purchasing initiatives (pharmacy and stop-loss) that enable employers to realize value from third-party service providers than they could realize on their own. The company’s newest offering in this regard is OneExchange Active, its private health insurance exchange for active employees. This offering is integrated with other health insurance exchange offerings, OneExchange Retiree and OneExchange Access, which are provided within the Exchange Solutions segment. The company’s global services include program strategy, design and pricing; employee engagement in health benefits; health condition management consulting; pharma

 

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