ARA INSURANCE SERVICES SELECTS INSTEC

INSTEC will provide Commercial Automobile, Commercial Package, and Commercial Umbrella and build integration to Applied Systems® Agency Manager® (TAM)

Naperville, IL, October 11, 2005: INSTEC, a leading provider of rating and policy administration software for the insurance industry and experts in integrated solution delivery, announces the agreement with Kansas City, Missouri based ARA Insurance Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Rental Association, Inc. for implementation of INSTEC’s QuickSolver® Commercial Automobile, Commercial Package, and Commercial Umbrella rating and policy administration solutions as well as an integration to Applied Systems® Agency Manager® (TAM) software.

ARA Insurance Services will provide their customers with multi-line Commercial insurance, written in 50 states and the District of Columbia, using bureau and company-unique filings along with a multitude of company-unique forms. The QuickSolver rating and policy administration system will be extended to meet ARA’s unique fillings, installed, tested, and users trained in time for upcoming January renewals.

A key component of the end solution will be the integration of INSTEC’s QuickSolver software and Applied Systems Agency Manager (TAM). This integration is being built by INSTEC using Applied Systems ConneXion® product with support of ARA staff. This joint-effort will ensure the real-time exchange of the premium, billing, and account level information between QuickSolver and Agency Manager (TAM).

Phil Kelling, President, said "I am excited about the efficiencies this integrated solution will bring to ARA Insurance Services. Fast, accurate quotes and quick policy issuance and endorsement processing is absolutely necessary for superior customer service for our Equipment Rental Dealers and the agents that support us. With the integrated QuickSolver, I feel confident that we have finally found the answer that many MGA’s are still searching for."

Pat Walsh, INSTEC Vice President, added, "We appreciate the confidence that ARA has placed in our people and products. The INSTEC solution offers ARA an unmatched policy processing platform from which to provide an exceptional level of service to their member companies. And equally important, the integration to Applied Systems® Agency Manager® (TAM) will provide a seamless policy administration solution that is second to none in the marketplace today."

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