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Aon Launches New Insurance Program for Computing Technology Industry Association Members
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SAN JOSE, Calif.

Aon (NYSE: AOC) today announces it will serve as program administrator for a Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)-sponsored insurance program tailored to address the evolving needs of technology companies. The program provides insurance coverage and risk management services to technology companies of all sizes.

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Wired for Growth™, a division of Aon's Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. that is dedicated to servicing emerging technology companies, will administer the program, which will be brokered through multiple underwriters.

"Wired for Growth™ puts years of knowledge and experience to work helping technology companies address their most critical risk management issues," says Julie K. Davis, managing director, Wired for Growth™. "These companies are susceptible to a unique set of risks, and new processes and tools are needed to manage these risks. The Wired for Growth™ program provides participants with a proactive and systematic process for identifying, evaluating and responding to their risks and rewards."

Under the CompTIA-sponsored initiative, participating companies will have access to insurance coverage such as technology errors and omissions, network risk, directors' and officers' (D&O) liability, crime, employment practices and transit/cargo policies. In addition, more traditional property and casualty products are also available.

"Working with Wired for Growth™ allows us to provide our members with solid, practical advice and proven resources they need to improve risk management and navigate the pitfalls that accompany doing business," said Blythe Girnus, member services manager, CompTIA.

About Aon

Aon Corporation ( http://www.aon.com/ ) is a leading provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital and management consulting, and specialty insurance underwriting. The company employs approximately 48,000 professionals in its 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Backed by broad resources, industry knowledge and technical expertise, Aon professionals help a wide range of clients develop effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions.

Wired for Growth™ is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. is a proven leader in managing and administering insurance programs. Affinity's long-term success is a result of its commitment to customers - exceeding expectations daily.

  For more information, please visit http://www.wiredforgrowth.com/

  About CompTIA

CompTIA is a global trade association representing the business interests of the information technology industry. For more than 23 years CompTIA has provided research, networking and partnering opportunities to its 20,000 members in 102 countries. The association is involved in developing standards and best practices, and influencing the political, economic and educational arenas that impact IT worldwide. More information is at http://www.comptia.org/ Wired for Growth™ is a trademark of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states, except AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in CA (License #0795465), MN & OK; AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY and NH. Please note that the precise coverage afforded is subject to state approval and the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the policies as issued.

  2005 Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.

  For more information, contact:
   Thaddeus Woosley, Aon Corporation, +1.312.381.2446,
   Thaddeus_woosley@aon.com

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SOURCE: Aon Corporation

CONTACT: Thaddeus Woosley of Aon Corporation, +1-312-381-2446,
Thaddeus_woosley@aon.com

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