Best Doctors partners with Global IQX to offer online sales capabilities

Deal to bring the new Best Doctors Service Card to ConnectInsure insurance portal

Ottawa, Ontario – January 30, 2004

Global IQX Inc., developer of the ConnectInsure™ insurance portal that enables financial advisors to conduct online quotations and enrollment transactions, today announced a distribution and licencing agreement with Best Doctors Inc., a medical service company who offers a suite of services that puts medical and health knowledge of the best doctors in consumer hands, empowering them to make the better healthcare choices for themselves and their loved ones. According to the agreement, Global IQX will distribute the Best Doctors Service Card through the ConnectInsure™ web portal at The Service Card, offered as a yearly membership from Best Doctors, Inc., is the first of its kind in Canada and will be available for purchase only through insurance and investment advisors. This agreement will enable insurance and investment advisors using ConnectInsure™ to access the one page application and all marketing materials for the Best Doctors Service Card. As well, Global IQX will licence its IQX Engine™, it’s propriety business rules engine to quote the service.

“It’s a comprehensive solution that helps make conducting business with Best Doctors easier, smarter and more efficient,”said Evan Falchuk, president and Chief Operating Officer.

Through access to top-ranked hospitals, opinions of world-class specialists and personal care management, Best Doctors can help make informed decisions about ones’ healthcare when it matters most.

Until now, Canadians could access Best Doctors’ services only after purchasing a critical illness insurance policy. Now, with a low monthly membership fee of $7 for individuals or $15 for families, almost everyone can afford to become a member and enjoy unlimited, lifetime access to Best Doctors services.

“This is exciting news, not only for patients and doctors who can now access a world of medical expertise, but also for insurance and investment advisors who can now provide the service to their clients. Global IQX will offer us a streamlined process and increased distribution on ConnectInsure”, said Don Thomson, General Manager of Best Doctors.

“We are pleased that Best Doctors chose Global IQX’s business process management tools and business rules engine. It will lead to improved convenience and efficiencies for Best Doctor’s advisor and broker network,” said Michael de Waal, president and founder of Global IQX.

Used by more than 2,000 licenced advisors across North America, ConnectInsure™ is a Web-based application powered by the IQX Platform. Available free of charge, ConnectInsure offers plan advisors, brokers and other certified benefit planners secure 24 hour access to an instant, online quoting, proposal and enrollment service. Using traditional channels, it can take up to six weeks to gather the detailed information for a client quote and presentation. ConnectInsure delivers all the same information in a few minutes.

Best Doctors

Best Doctors is a world leader in connecting people with the best medical care. Using its renowned database of over 50,000 doctors recognized as the best by top specialists, Best Doctors provides rapid access to the best medical knowledge and peace of mind to millions of people around the world when faced with a serious medical condition. Best Doctors services are available worldwide serving more than 10 million individuals in 30 countries.

Global IQX Inc.

Global IQX is the developer of IQX™ Engine and IQX™ SEMCI Engine business rules engines and the IQX™ Platform, a suite of component-based business process management software that streamlines quoting, distribution and enrollment for the insurance industry. The company also powers privately labeled portals and an online exchange called ConnectInsure. Global IQX saves insurance companies money by automating the sales process of their financial products. Global IQX’s clients have included Empire Life, Manulife Financial, Maritime Life, Principle Financial Group, Sun Life Financial, UnumProvident, Canada Life Assurance Company, Clarica, Liberty Health, Desjardins Financial Security, and Green Shield Canada. Product offerings are carrier specific, and include both individual and group insurance products. Headquartered in Ottawa, Global IQX is a privately owned corporation launched in March 2000. For more information, please visit the Global IQX Web site at