NU Online News Service, April 12, 2005, 4:07 p.m. EDT

One of the biggest U.S. benefits consulting firms will be relying on Employease Inc. to help automate benefits operations at clients with fewer than 2,500 employees.[@@]

The consulting firm, the consulting arm of Aon Corp., Chicago, says it has decided to work with Employease, Norcross, Ga., to cut the cost of offering smaller clients up-to-date, Web-based benefits technology.

Aon says 50 of its clients already are using Employease systems.