Mutual Fire Insurance Company of B.C. finds the right technology solution in AIS from Garvin-Allen

August 25, 2004, Halifax, NS, Canada — A win for Halifax-based Garvin-Allen Solutions Limited was recently secured when the company�s software, Advanced Insurance System (AIS) was purchased by Mutual Fire Insurance Company of British Columbia.

AIS is changing the way insurance companies do business by providing an affordable, off-the-shelf, modular solution proven to reduce expenses, improve customer service, and increase profitability.

�We are experiencing the benefits of AIS every day. It�s reducing operational repetition and that saves a company time and money. This is a very flexible product that offers us a custom fit. AIS is designed around our needs rather than us having to adapt our operational processes to fit a system,� says Darin Nessel, Assistant Manager, C.A.M.I.C. Director, Western Canada.

�I am very pleased to see Canadian Mutual insurance companies adopting our product�, says Garvin-Allen President, Rob Ivimey. �This demonstrates that the insurance industry is looking for a more efficient and cost-effective way to do business. Because of the software�s flexibility, insurance companies are able to deploy quickly and begin saving money immediately.

AIS�s modular design offers customers the ability to implement only one, two or all modules depending on need. Existing users experience easier and faster quoting, faster application to policy turn around, improved billing procedures and comprehensive claims management. Affordable and flexible license fees make it easier to make a difference without having to wait. Mutual Fire Insurance Company of B. C. is now implementing four AIS modules, allowing the company to increase profitability sooner than later.

Garvin-Allen Solutions, a private corporation formed in 1992, released AIS in 1998. The company is now a major provider of quoting and policy-issuing software for North American insurance companies. AIS is currently being used by insurance companies of all sizes throughout Canada and the United States. Garvin-Allen Solutions recently received its ISO 9001:2000 registration. For more information, visit

Mutual Fire Insurance Company of British Columbia, owned by its policyholders, is committed to providing those members, and non-members, through its network of Agents and Brokers, with quality Insurance products at cost, delivered and serviced by a dedicated staff.