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NEWS FROM VANTIS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

For Immediate Release
Contact: Craig Simms
Senior Vice President of Marketing
860.298.6005
csimms@vantislife.com

VANTSILIFE NAMED A FINALIST IN AM BEST E-FUSION AWARDS

WINDSOR, CT - September XX, 2006 - Windsor, Connecticut-based Vantis Life Insurance Company has been named a finalist in the A.M. Best Company's E-Fusion Awards Competition, for its AgentWebsm internet-based quote and submit STP platform. The E-Fusion Conference is A.M. Best's annual fall event dedicated to highlighting new developments in insurance through resourceful uses of technology as applied to business strategy. Finalists will compete at the conference on October 23, 2006 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, and winners will be announced October 24 at the event.

"AgentWeb is a highly intuitive and easy-to-use tool that I use every day," said Janice L. Bradstreet, Insurance Manager at Monroeville, PA-based Parkvale Bank. "Vantis Life has kept it simple, giving you all the information I need, so I can spend more time with my customer determining their needs, and selling to their needs. It's nearly impossible to make a mistake. My customers can make a decision to apply on the spot, or leave with a comprehensive, professional looking document that will really help them make this important decision."

"Our goal in developing AgentWeb is to provide our banking partners with a comprehensive, easy-to-use tool that provides real value both to agents and their customers," said Peter L. Tedone, President and CEO of Vantis Life. "We are pleased to be recognized as a finalist by A.M. Best in their E-Fusion awards competition, and even more pleased to be able to offer our customers this tool."

Vantis Life's exclusive AgentWeb platform allows bank partners to submit life insurance business via an online, easy-to-use tool that reduces transaction time and eliminates application errors. All Vantis Life products, from underwritten and simplified issue term to single premium and other permanent life insurance products are available through AgentWeb.

About Vantis Life Insurance Company
Founded in 1942, Vantis Life makes life insurance affordable for hard-working American families. With the financial strength of more than $700 million in assets and an "A-Excellent" rating from A.M. Best, Vantis Life is sold by licensed representatives at financial institutions and through a professional, licensed direct sales force in the Company's Windsor, Connecticut headquarters.

Vantis Life's complete, easy-to-sell product line includes underwritten term and whole life insurance, simplified issue term and whole life insurance, single premium whole life and guaranteed issue senior products. All products are quoted and applications are submitted via AgentWebsm, Vantis Life's exclusive online solution that speeds the application process at the point of sale and eliminates administrative errors. For more information about Vantis Life Insurance Company, visit www.vantislife.com.