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WebCE and IRMI Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Services to Customers

by WebCE | Jul 31, 2000
WEBCE AND IRMI FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO PROVIDE ENHANCED SERVICES TO CUSTOMERS

July 31, 2000

DALLAS – WebCE, the leading provider of Internet-based continuing education (CE) courses to the insurance industry, announced today a business alliance with International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) designed to expand resources available to users of both companies’ web sites.

Under terms of the agreement, IRMI will offer access to WebCE’s state-of-the-art online CE delivery system to the thousands of insurance professionals who use IRMI reference products and visit the company’s web site at www.IRMI.com.

"IRMI is the most respected source for risk management advice in the property and casualty arena. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to dramatically enhance the quality of WebCE’s P&C educational content by aligning with a recognized content leader in the insurance industry to reach large numbers of agents and brokers through the IRMI site," said Gary Henkel, CEO of WebCE.

With nationwide coverage, WebCE offers more than 50 state-approved insurance courses and is approved to deliver CE accredited curriculum to insurance professionals in all 45 states that allow distance learning. By providing direct access to WebCE’s CE courses, IRMI offers insurance agents an inexpensive way to increase the capabilities of their staffs and meet mandatory CE requirements without leaving the office.

"With WebCE focusing on the delivery technology, IRMI can focus on what we do best, creating the highest quality content," said Jack Gibson, President of IRMI. "Professional insurance agents don’t just want to satisfy regulatory education requirements, they also want to learn practical ways to help their clients and to sell more insurance. We will develop unique courses that will meet these objectives."

About WebCE
Based in Dallas, Texas, WebCE is a nationwide supplier of state-of-the-art continuing education courses to ten of thousands of licensed insurance agents and adjusters. WebCE provides an integrated family of continuing education courses and testing, which are delivered either electronically over the Internet or through traditional books. More information is available on the company’s website, www.webce.com, or at (800) 488-9308.

About IRMI
International Risk Management Institute, Inc. is a Dallas-based research and publishing firm specializing in insurance, surety and risk management. IRMI reference services and its website, www.irmi.com, provide practical and reliable insurance, bonding and risk management information.