Bolt and Aon Affinity Partner to Offer New Online Small Commercial Program

With the Bolt Platform, Aon Affinity Will Offer NFIB members Choice for Small Business Insurance From Leading Insurance Companies

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NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BOLT Solutions, Inc. (Bolt) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Aon Affinity, the consumer, association and group program business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) to provide the National Federation of Independent Business ("NFIB") with choice in commercial insurance solutions to its members.

NFIB is the leading small business association.  As the 'Voice of Small Business,' the NFIB's primary mission is to advocate for its members in Washington and at the state level. NFIB also provides its members with industry information, education, networking and many other member benefits.

"We are excited to partner with Bolt to offer a real time, multi-quote solution to NFIB, addressing its members' need for a full range of choices," said Bill Vit, Aon Affinity chief executive officer. "The Bolt Platform helps us provide additional flexibility in addressing the small business insurance needs of our clients."

NFIB members can compare rate quotes from multiple insurers either online or by speaking with a licensed insurance agent to access products from leading insurance companies for small commercial insurance.

"NFIB's commercial insurance program provides tremendous value to our members by offering coverage options customized to their needs. Working with respected partners like Aon is a priority for us," said Mark Garzone, senior vice president of marketing for NFIB. "Engaging Aon Affinity enables us to add substantially to the benefits we provide members by giving them access to affordable, top-rated insurance carriers for their business."

"We are very proud to partner with Aon Affinity as they look for innovative approaches to better serve their customers," said Tim Attia, SVP Sales and Marketing at Bolt.

The Bolt Platform is a fully integrated, turnkey, software-as-a-service, cloud offering that provides online access to personal and commercial lines products from top insurance companies, MGAs and wholesalers in the U.S.

About NFIB

The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation's leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB's powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America's free enterprise system. NFIB's mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. For more information about NFIB, please visit

About Aon Affinity

Aon Affinity is a trade name for Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. Aon Affinity combines the specialized knowledge of affinity program management with the extensive resources of a global company to help clients achieve their goals. With an innovative approach to program strategy, from the design of products and services to the delivery of the marketing message, Affinity offers full-service capabilities, technical expertise and industry knowledge to deliver value to clients. Visit for more information.

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 62,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

About BOLT Solutions Inc.

Headquartered in New York and founded in 2000, BOLT Solutions Inc. (formerly SeaPass Solutions Inc.) offers the leading online sales and client service platform for anyone who wants to sell or buy insurance online. The Bolt Platform supports all of the insurance needs of its customers, while driving market share, retention and increased revenue for its insurance industry partners.  Bolt is an ICG company (Nasdaq:ICGE).   For more information visit, email or call 212-608-4646.


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