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Toronto, ON, April 3, 2001 - Today, Kanetix® (www.kanetix.ca) - Canada's insurance marketplace and online insurance information centre, announced the addition of INGLE Life & Health's travel health insurance to its online quotation service.

In a simple, 3-step process, users can obtain a single-trip travel insurance quotation for individual or family coverage. Shoppers can apply for the insurance through Kanetix and even purchase the policy on the Web.

"We're thrilled about this new offering," said George Small, Co-founder, Kanetix. "Launching our travel insurance service with an industry leader like INGLE, allows us to deliver this frequently purchased product, through a convenient, online process."

Kanetix's development of the travel health insurance service began as a response to customer demand, explains Small. "On our last customer survey, we found there was a lot of interest in an online travel insurance product."

For INGLE Life & Health, the arrangement marks the first time the company is offering its travel rates online. Through the various Kanetix marketing channels, INGLE Life & Health will have direct access to over 4 million Internet users.

"This is a new opportunity for INGLE," said Denis Scodellaro, National Director Insurance Markets, INGLE Life & Health Assurance Company. "This is the first time we've been involved in this type of marketing and we look forward to offering our product to the online insurance shopper."

About Kanetix

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix is Canada's first and only full-service, online insurance marketplace. The Kanetix insurance information and shopping service allows consumers to compare auto, life and property insurance quotes from a variety of Canada's leading providers. Users can select the insurance policy of their choice and complete the purchase online.

About INGLE Life & Health Assurance Company

INGLE Life & Health Assurance Company is an industry leader and a Canadian pioneer of health insurance products. INGLE Life & Health specializes in a full range of individual and group health insurance products including out-of-country programs, visitor programs and a full range of extended health benefits including dental, drug, accidental death and dismemberment benefits.

Established in 1946, INGLE Life & Health began by selling health and accident insurance door-to-door in the Toronto area. Today, INGLE Life & Health sells their products and services across Canada through a distribution network of over 5,000 travel agents, insurance brokers, groups, and associations. For more information about INGLE Life & Health Assurance Company, visit www.ingleinternational.com/

For more information, please contact:
George Small
416) 599-9779 ext. 202

Denis R. Scodellaro
National Director Insurance Markets
(416) 340-0011 x-2292