Tokio Marine Goes Live With INSpire System; INSpire to Provide Web-Based IT Outsourcing Solution

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from INSpire Insurance Solutions

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 INSpire Insurance Solutions (Nasdaq: NSPR), a leading property and casualty
 insurance outsourcing services provider, went live this month with its
 Web-enabled IT outsourcing system for The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co.
 Ltd. (U.S. Branch).
     The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. (US Branch) ("Tokio Marine")
 is the US operating entity of The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.
 (Tokyo, Japan), one of the world's largest property and casualty insurance
 companies.  Tokio Marine will use INSpire's system to process its personal
 automobile and homeowners policies in the state of California.
     John Bruner, vice president at Tokio Marine, says in the future the
 company plans to include new lines of business such as fire and personal
 umbrella policies.
     Currently, INSpire is providing data center services, application
 maintenance and enhancements and printing services, which will allow Tokio
 Marine's agents, customer support representatives and underwriting staff
 members to complete policy and claims administration processes online.  This
 system is launched on the heels of Tokio Marine's recent installation of
 INSpire's Web-based tool, eINSpire.
     "INSpire's system offers many changes and improved services to our
 business users, partners and their customers," said Bruner.  "In addition to
 real-time policy inquiry, our agents will enjoy dramatically improved service
 standards, immediate access to policy information, and the ability to download
 to the agency management system in their offices.  Although this project
 represents the beginning of many new product offerings, it remains a
 significant milestone in the way we work with key business partners."
     "INSpire helps companies like Tokio Marine better control their investment
 of valuable resources while maximizing their gain," said John F. Pergande,
 Chairman and CEO of INSpire.  "Our job is to lift the technology and
 administrative burden from them so they can spend more time doing what they do
 best -- managing customer relationships.
     "There is a strong trend toward outsourcing.  Companies like Tokio Marine
 are making smart business decisions by effectively using their own skill sets
 for their core business and outsourcing other functions, to maximize
 cost-effectiveness."
     INSpire's Tokio Marine implementation team is led by Mike Ujcich, project
 executive from INSpire's Columbia, S.C., office, and a group of business
 programming analysts, business consultants and quality control analysts.
 INSpire's IT outsourcing services will be provided out of its San Diego
 facility.
     INSpire Insurance Solutions, Inc. provides policy and claims
 administration solutions for all property and casualty insurance products.  As
 one of the foremost providers of outsourcing and integrated systems, INSpire
 serves clients with needs to enter new markets quickly, reduce expenses,
 increase customer satisfaction and focus on core competencies.  Additional
 information can be obtained from INSpire's Web site at www.nspr.com or by
 calling 817-348-3999.
 
     This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the
 meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
 "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
 amended. When used in this press release, words such as "anticipate,"
 "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," and similar expressions, as they
 relate to INSpire or its management, identify forward-looking statements.
 These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available
 to INSpire's management.  Actual results could differ materially from those
 contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors,
 including but not limited to: difficulties associated with growth, INSpire's
 dependence on major customers and limited operating history, technological
 change, competitive factors and pricing pressures, product development risks,
 changes in legal and regulatory requirements, general economic conditions and
 other factors.  Such statements reflect the current views of INSpire's
 management with respect to future events and are subject to these and other
 risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the operations, results of
 operations, growth strategy and liquidity of INSpire.  All subsequent written
 and oral forward-looking statements attributable to INSpire, or persons acting
 on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this paragraph.
 In the context of forward-looking information provided in this press release,
 reference is made to the discussion of risk factors detailed in the company's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission during the past 12 months.
 
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SOURCE INSpire Insurance Solutions
    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 INSpire Insurance Solutions (Nasdaq: NSPR), a leading property and casualty
 insurance outsourcing services provider, went live this month with its
 Web-enabled IT outsourcing system for The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co.
 Ltd. (U.S. Branch).
     The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. (US Branch) ("Tokio Marine")
 is the US operating entity of The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.
 (Tokyo, Japan), one of the world's largest property and casualty insurance
 companies.  Tokio Marine will use INSpire's system to process its personal
 automobile and homeowners policies in the state of California.
     John Bruner, vice president at Tokio Marine, says in the future the
 company plans to include new lines of business such as fire and personal
 umbrella policies.
     Currently, INSpire is providing data center services, application
 maintenance and enhancements and printing services, which will allow Tokio
 Marine's agents, customer support representatives and underwriting staff
 members to complete policy and claims administration processes online.  This
 system is launched on the heels of Tokio Marine's recent installation of
 INSpire's Web-based tool, eINSpire.
     "INSpire's system offers many changes and improved services to our
 business users, partners and their customers," said Bruner.  "In addition to
 real-time policy inquiry, our agents will enjoy dramatically improved service
 standards, immediate access to policy information, and the ability to download
 to the agency management system in their offices.  Although this project
 represents the beginning of many new product offerings, it remains a
 significant milestone in the way we work with key business partners."
     "INSpire helps companies like Tokio Marine better control their investment
 of valuable resources while maximizing their gain," said John F. Pergande,
 Chairman and CEO of INSpire.  "Our job is to lift the technology and
 administrative burden from them so they can spend more time doing what they do
 best -- managing customer relationships.
     "There is a strong trend toward outsourcing.  Companies like Tokio Marine
 are making smart business decisions by effectively using their own skill sets
 for their core business and outsourcing other functions, to maximize
 cost-effectiveness."
     INSpire's Tokio Marine implementation team is led by Mike Ujcich, project
 executive from INSpire's Columbia, S.C., office, and a group of business
 programming analysts, business consultants and quality control analysts.
 INSpire's IT outsourcing services will be provided out of its San Diego
 facility.
     INSpire Insurance Solutions, Inc. provides policy and claims
 administration solutions for all property and casualty insurance products.  As
 one of the foremost providers of outsourcing and integrated systems, INSpire
 serves clients with needs to enter new markets quickly, reduce expenses,
 increase customer satisfaction and focus on core competencies.  Additional
 information can be obtained from INSpire's Web site at www.nspr.com or by
 calling 817-348-3999.
 
     This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the
 meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
 "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
 amended. When used in this press release, words such as "anticipate,"
 "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," and similar expressions, as they
 relate to INSpire or its management, identify forward-looking statements.
 These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available
 to INSpire's management.  Actual results could differ materially from those
 contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors,
 including but not limited to: difficulties associated with growth, INSpire's
 dependence on major customers and limited operating history, technological
 change, competitive factors and pricing pressures, product development risks,
 changes in legal and regulatory requirements, general economic conditions and
 other factors.  Such statements reflect the current views of INSpire's
 management with respect to future events and are subject to these and other
 risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the operations, results of
 operations, growth strategy and liquidity of INSpire.  All subsequent written
 and oral forward-looking statements attributable to INSpire, or persons acting
 on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this paragraph.
 In the context of forward-looking information provided in this press release,
 reference is made to the discussion of risk factors detailed in the company's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission during the past 12 months.
 
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