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Aon Broker Joyce Bednarek Recognized as a 2019 At Large Power Broker

Topics: At-Large

Joyce Bednarek
Assistant Director
Aon, Chicago

Joyce Bednarek, Assistant Director, Aon

The customer service that Aon’s Joyce Bednarek provides one client is so good that he feels she is sitting in the cubicle next to him.

“Since I have been the risk manager, Joyce has been a huge advocate for our business,” the risk manager said. “We have worked closely over the years and she anticipates our questions and concerns before we bring them to her attention.”

Another of Bednarek’s clients was facing a challenging property renewal coming off of two eight-figure property losses in the past two years.

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Bednarek used Aon’s proprietary benchmarking data to share with the client the average rate increases that insureds were seeing. Bednarek then pursued a single-carrier approach to try and hammer out the best deal for her client. The deal she put together combined engineering fees with international fronting fees, which produced a $1.1 million savings.

Another client, a food company, was facing “knee-jerk” reactions from the insurance markets after the painful hurricane season of 2017. They were also challenged by a diminished market appetite for food accounts.

Bednarek sold her client not as a “typical” food company but as a manufacturer.  Leveraging a clean loss sheet and longstanding relationships with the insurance carriers, Bednarek pulled off a minimum rate increase.

“Joyce fully embraces one of our cultural values of providing ‘WOW!” customer service,” a client said.

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What is a Power Broker?

A Risk & Insurance Power Broker® is an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional client work they delivered over the past year. While brokers play many key roles in the insurance industry and risk profession, a Power Broker® award recognizes problem solving, customer service and industry knowledge.

Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.

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