Insurance Journal Names Demotech As Official Research Partner

January 18, 2007

Financial analysis and actuarial services firm Demotech, Inc. has been designated an official Research Partner of Insurance Journal. The Columbus, Ohio-based company will provide research, actuarial and statistical support for the Insurance Journal editorial team and participate in special joint reports on industry performance and financial results.

“This partnership gives us access to a team of professionals who truly understand the insurance industry and its data and can provide statistical analysis and guidance when we need it for articles and special reports,” commented Mark Wells, president, Wells Publishing Co., publisher of Insurance Journal.

“Our team can offer insight and analysis that will complement the reporting and publishing capabilities of the Insurance Journal team,” said Joseph Petrelli, president, Demotech. “We have long admired the work of Insurance Journal and are pleased to be able to work closely with a publication that is respected and well-read throughout the industry.”

One of the first joint research projects for the two will be the unveiling in the Feb. 12, 2007, issue of Insurance Journal of the “Super Regionals” report, an analysis of an elite group of property and casualty insurers serving consumers and producers in multiple states, but not nationally.

Demotech will also collaborate with the Insurance Journal to develop a quarterly marketplace index to reflect changes in pricing as well as detailed analysis of agency compensation, market share and other pertinent market indicators.

Since 1985, Demotech Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has been providing independent Financial Stability Ratings® of property and casualty insurers and title insurance underwriters. Its services also include statements of actuarial opinion and pricing assistance. Visit www.demotech.com for more information.

Insurance Journal publications include a biweekly magazine with five regional editions, the Daily Headlines e-mail newsletter and its news and resource Web site at www.insurancejournal.com.

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