Towers Watson & Co was formed on January 1, 2010, from the merger of Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc., & Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. The Company is a professional services company that helps organizations improves performance through effective people, risk and financial management. It offers solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, risk and capital management and healthcare exchanges for both retirees and active employees. The Company offers its clients with services through four business segments; Benefits; Risk and Financial Services; Talent and Rewards; and Exchange Solutions. The Benefits segment provides benefits consulting and administration services through four lines of business; Retirement; Health and Group Benefits; Technology and Administration Solutions; and International Consulting. Retirement supports organizations worldwide in designing, managing, administering and communicating retirement plans. Health and Group Benefits provides advice on the strategy, design, financing, delivery, ongoing plan management and communication of health and group benefit programs. Technology and Administration Solutions line deliver cost-effective benefit outsourcing solutions. The International Consulting Group provides expertise in dealing with international human capital management and related benefits and compensation advice. The Risk and Financial Services segment has two lines of business; Risk Consulting and Software; and Investment. The Risk Consulting and Software provides risk consulting and financial modeling software solutions primarily to the insurance industry. Investment provides consulting and solutions focused on investment strategy, risk assessment, asset allocation, manager selection and investment execution to institutional investors including pension plans. The Talent and Rewards segment has three lines of business Executive Compensation; Rewards, Talent and Communication; and Data, Surveys and Technology. The Rewards, Talent and Communication provides services including designing and implementing pay and other human resource programs and processes that influence employees' behavior, engagement and performance. The Data, Surveys and Technology enhances workforce management programs through reward administration and talent management technology, compensation benchmarking, employee opinion surveys, and human resource (HR) function metrics. The Exchange Solutions segment includes two lines of business; Retiree & Access Exchanges; and Liazon. Its OneExchange Retiree solution operates private Medicare insurance exchange in the U.S. Its retiree solution enables employers to transition their retirees to individual, defined contribution health plans at an annual cost that the employer controls - versus group-based, defined benefit health plans. Its Clients includes approximately 92% of the Fortune Global 500 companies and 84% of the Fortune 1000. It also provides advice to insurance companies. Its competitors include; Mercer HR Consulting; Aon Hewitt Consulting; Deloitte, Accenture, EY, SuccessFactors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Oracle Taleo and IBM Kenexa. It also competes with the public exchanges run by the U.S. federal and state governments. The Company is subject to numerous U.S. and foreign jurisdiction laws and regulations.