ISO Adds Fast Internet Access to Underwriting Support Databases

JERSEY CITY, N.J., August 13, 2001 — Users of A-PLUSTM, Insurance Services Office, Inc.'s loss-history underwriting service, can now order and retrieve information through ISO PassportSM, ISO's new Internet-based delivery system.

A-PLUS — Automobile-Property Loss Underwriting Service — offers underwriters access to five years of claims information on losses due to all perils. The A-PLUS property database contains data from nearly 1,180 companies, representing 88 percent of the industry, and 30 state-sponsored and FAIR programs.

"ISO Passport sets a new standard for total database and information access," says A-PLUS General Manager Steven Craig. "Our customers will be able to easily obtain the data they need from a variety of sources, no matter where the information resides. ISO Passport takes full advantage of today's most advanced search technology to deliver data more efficiently."

In this first release, ISO Passport offers access to the A-PLUS property database, to credit reports and scores from TransUnion Corporation and to ISO's Geographic Underwriting System (GUS®), which links specific addresses with critical underwriting and classification data. Access to other third-party information providers and to the A-PLUS auto database will be available later this year.

ISO is a leading source of information, products and services related to property and liability risk. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, ISO provides statistical, actuarial, underwriting and claims information and analyses; consulting and technical services; policy language; information about specific locations; fraud-identification tools; and data processing. In the United States and around the world, ISO serves insurers, reinsurers, agents, brokers, self-insureds, risk managers, and insurance regulators and other government agencies.

Release: Immediate

Contacts:
Giuseppe Barone / Erica Helton
MWW Group (for ISO)
201-507-9500
gbarone@mww.com / ehelton@mww.com

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