LOMA to Offer Online Education to Members of Independent Financial Brokers

Atlanta, GA, October 16, 2008 — LOMA, a leading global provider of insurance and financial services education, today announced a partnership with Independent Financial Brokers (IFB) to offer online continuing education to members. IFB provides continuing education to Canada�s financial services professionals through its Summit Education program.

LOMA will provide IFB members access to more than 20 different LOMA courses required for Life License Continuing Education in most jurisdictions. Subjects offered include life, disability and critical illness insurance, investment and underwriting concepts, annuities, sales skills and customer service.

The courses are delivered in an interactive, Web-based format and allow members to complete them at a convenient pace. IFB members can register for LOMA courses online at www.ifbc.ca. The initiative will particularly benefit members in remote locations and those who discover continuing education requirements as they near license renewal.

“The value of this partnership is to make essential industry education more accessible for employees,” said Jeff Hasty, senior vice president, Assessment, Development & Best Practices at LOMA. “Continuing education and professional development empowers these individuals and leads to increased performance, as well as employee retention, which is the win-win for member companies and their employees.”

“E-learning is the perfect complement to the one-on-one style of education offered at IFB Summits,” said IFB Education Committee Chairman Doug Vanderburgh. “LOMA is the ideal partner to meet the needs of the association and provide outstanding benefits to its members.”

About LOMA – Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing and related products and services.

About IFB – With approximately 4,000 members from coast-to-coast, IFB has served as the �voice of the independent� for over 20 years. In addition to its work as a lobbying body, IFB provides its members with regulatory support, as well as discounts on a wide variety of products and services, and educational opportunities at conferences in Toronto, London, Calgary and Vancouver. To find out more about IFB, visit www.ifbc.ca.