Norvax and Netquote Form Groundbreaking Insurance Industry Partnership

CHICAGO — January 16, 2006 — Norvax Inc., a leading developer of Web-based health insurance sales and communication tools and NetQuote Inc., an online lead provider to the insurance industry, have joined forces to automate a critical aspect of the marketing process; significantly increasing productivity.

The seamless integration allows NetQuote leads to be imported automatically into Norvax’s suite of Web-based tools, saving local agents hours of time in data entry, premium quoting and follow-up. “NetQuote has made itself the industry standard for generating quality health insurance leads,” said Scott Osler, Norvax Vice President. “By integrating NetQuote leads into our quoting and auto-responder products, agents will gain a unique advantage over the competition. The end result will be more inbound leads, higher close rates, shorter sales cycle time, and lower client acquisition costs.” Osler’s response was supported by NetQuote President Scott Striegel who stated, “We’re excited about partnering with such a tech-savvy company. This gives us the most effective and efficient system in the industry.”

Until now, agents who subscribed to NetQuote’s lead service had to enter information manually into the Norvax one-click quote engine. Now NetQuote leads can be imported automatically into the Norvax BrokerOffice system, eliminating double data entry and allowing agents to quote leads instantly. NetQuote leads are tagged by source, allowing agents to track performance with Norvax’s real-time reporting feature.

The new partnership also gives agents the power to send customized email proposals to their NetQuote leads. Consumers benefit from instant contact and pricing information, and agents benefit from an automated response system that delivers personalized quotes. Norvax’s LeadMiner is a unique auto-responder that generates additional sales and saves agents hours of follow-up time by sending each prospect a series of personalized emails complete with updated quotes.

The NetQuote/Norvax integration allows agents to:

Import leads without re-keying data

Generate instant quotes

Compare plans side-by-side

Cut costs by decreasing the need for brochures and applications forms

Quote leads when out of the office

Create automatic follow-up emails

Update quotes automatically from within follow-up emails.

Current NetQuote subscribers interested in the one-click quoting capabilities of the Norvax automatic lead import service should call 1-866-466-7829. Agents interested in becoming NetQuote subscribers should call NetQuote at 1-800- 795-2886 x 205.

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About NetQuote

Since 1989, NetQuote has provided consumers with a free, simple, and effective way to fulfill their insurance shopping needs. NetQuote’s web-based business offers high quality insurance consumer leads to local insurance agents and national insurance companies. NetQuote’s website ( and services enable consumers to receive free, multiple insurance quotes in all 50 states. Quotes are generated from the Company’s network of independent local insurance agents and its national insurance partners. NetQuote provides services for some of the largest insurance companies in the United States, including AARP, American Family Insurance, Amica Insurance, Electric Insurance, Unitrin and The Hartford.

About Norvax

Norvax Inc. is a leading developer of Web-based sales and customer communication tools for the health insurance industry. Norvax helps insurance brokers, agents and carriers connect with customers and transact business more efficiently. Agents gain access to tools for building Internet sites, insurance quoting engines and e-mail auto-responders that automatically update quotes. Norvax’s services produce increased sales, lower administrative time and reduced expenses. Agents utilizing Norvax will gain faster customer contact and automatic around-the-clock communications with prospects. Founded in 2000, Norvax is privately held and based in Chicago.


Jeremiah Desmarais

Marketing/ Creative Director

Norvax, Inc.

312.226.0027 x23

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