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WebCE and BenefitMall.com Team To Create New Continuing Education Online Resource For Insurance Industry

by WebCE | Sep 13, 2000
WEBCE, BENEFITMALL.COM TEAM TO CREATE NEW CONTINUING EDUCATION ONLINE RESOURCE FOR INSURANCE INDUSTRY

September 13, 2000

DALLAS - WebCE, the leading provider of Internet-based continuing education (CE) courses to the insurance industry, and BenefitMall.com, the one-stop online exchange for small business employee benefits, today announced an alliance to provide the insurance industry with CE training from WebCE through the BenefitMall.com website beginning this fall.

"This is an alliance that truly delivers on the promise of the Internet for the insurance industry," said Gary Henkel, CEO of WebCE. "BenefitMall is changing the way independent brokers deliver their services to clients and we are changing the way insurance agents and brokers meet their continuing education requirements. It's the perfect example of how technology can improve on the traditional way of doing business."

Through the alliance, BenefitMall's network of 10,000 independent insurance brokers and their staffs can meet continuing education objectives at their own pace in the convenience of their home or office by accessing WebCE 24 hours a day through BenefitMall's online exchange. Using WebCE's state-of-the-art course delivery technology, BenefitMall brokers can instantly select and order state-approved correspondence courses over the Internet and start fulfilling continuing education requirements immediately. Courses can be completed in a single session or over a series of sessions as is convenient for the student. After completing a CE course, the insurance professional can elect to take a printed or online version of the test and he or she will receive instant pass/fail notification via e-mail. Material remains available to the student for review at a later date. In addition, users can monitor the status of orders, check on exams and even access secure training records, all via the Internet.

"We are thrilled to partner with a premier company such as WebCE to enhance our services and provide an easily accessible venue for our brokers to pursue continuing education," said Bernard DiFiore, president and CEO of BenefitMall. "To remain competitive, brokers need a strategic way to move their associates along career development paths and toward their compliance objectives at a minimum cost. WebCE offers a cost-effective solution with the added advantage of providing consistency in the quality of training. This relationship underscores BenefitMall's continued commitment to supporting the broker community."

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 BenefitMall.com
BenefitMall.com is the complete online exchange for the buyers, sellers and providers of small business employee benefits. Headquartered in Dallas, BenefitMall.com operates a national sales and service center to support Internet-based activities as well as sales and support offices in 21 metropolitan markets throughout the country. The company currently manages $750 million in annualized premiums and is selling over $1 million per business day in new premiums through its network of over 10,000 brokers nationally. BenefitMall.com is an independent company owned by Humana, Austin Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Ventures and company management. For more information, visit www.benefitmall.com.