InsWeb To Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2000 Financial Results Feb. 1

The Company Says Its Previously Raised Revenue Outlook is Unchanged

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2001 — InsWeb Corp. (Nasdaq: INSW) said today it will report financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2000 on Thurs., Feb 1., 2001, after the close of market. Previously, the company had planned to report its financial results Jan. 25.

The company said the date change is due solely to the re-scheduling of its quarterly board of directors meeting. InsWeb also said that its previously raised revenue outlook — approximately $5 million for the fourth quarter of 2000 — is unchanged.

InsWeb will also host a conference call to discuss its quarterly results on Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. (EST). Open to the public, a live Webcast of the conference call will be accessible at the Investor Relations section of the company’s Web site (www.insweb.com/about/financial/investor.htm). A replay of InsWeb’s Webcast will be available for three months.

About InsWeb

InsWeb, one of the foremost providers of online insurance services, enables Internet consumers to compare free, multiple quotes sponsored by more than 40 of the nation’s top-rated insurers. Featuring auto, term life, homeowners, renters, condo, health and other insurance offerings, InsWeb provides live customer service, interactive tools and research capabilities, and is accessible from leading sites, such as Yahoo!, MSN, NBCi.com, E*TRADE and Go Network. The company’s technology supports InsWeb Japan K.K., a joint venture co-founded with SOFTBANK Finance Corp. Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., InsWeb is accessible at www.insweb.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements reflecting management’s current forecast of certain aspects of the Company’s future. It is based on current information, which we have assessed, but which by its nature is dynamic and subject to rapid and even abrupt changes. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding: projected future revenues; optimism about the results of certain strategic and consumer initiatives; product and technological implementations; and projected expenditures and growth. The Company’s actual results might differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, which include, but are not limited to: the Company’s ability to timely implement its relocation and restructuring plan; variations in consumer demand or acceptance; the willingness of insurance companies to offer their products or instant quotes over the Internet; further changes in the Company’s relationships with existing insurance companies and/or strategic partners; the Company’s ability to attract and integrate new insurance companies and strategic partners; implementation of competing Internet strategies by existing and potential insurance Company participants; implementation and acceptance of new product or service offerings, such as annuities, binding online, policy fulfillment and other agency based services; implementation and acceptance of new initiatives in the U.S. and abroad, such as InsWeb Japan; insurance and financial services industry regulation; competition in all aspects of the Company’s business; fluctuations in operating results; or other unforeseen factors. The forward-looking statements should be considered in the context of these and other risk factors disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“INSWEB” is a registered service mark of InsWeb Corporation. All marks above are those of InsWeb Corporation, except for those of insurance carriers, brokers, agents, industry organizations, financial institutions, online partners, service providers, other mentioned companies and educational institutions, which are the marks of their respective entities.