LOS ANGELES--RPost, The Registered e-Mail Company (www.rpost.com), announced today its revolutionary (R)egistered e-Mail(R) product has been endorsed by The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. The Council represents the top one-percent of all commercial property/casualty and employee benefits brokers in the United States, a group that places 80 percent of commercial insurance premiums.

"RPost Registered e-Mail is the e-mail communications breakthrough brokers have been waiting for -- a tool that makes e-mail their most secure choice for critical business communications. This is a product that will revolutionize how the business of insurance is conducted," said Ken Crerar, The Council's president.

"In commercial insurance transactions, content and timing are critical," Crerar noted. "For every Registered e-Mail sent, a sealed file is generated, documenting the exact content of the message and the precise time it was sent and received. For top brokers, that sealed file gives iron-clad proof of performance -- evidence that will hold up in court."

"We are honored to have The Council's endorsement," said Zafar Khan, RPost CEO. "Top brokers -- indeed all business leaders today -- want to increase speed, accuracy and efficiency of work flow through e-mail -- if only they can do so with guaranteed security and reduced liability. RPost(R) Registered e-Mail(TM) protects businesses from significant liabilities by providing verifiable proof of what was sent by e-mail, whether it was delivered, and when it was accepted by the recipient. Commercial Insurance brokers, like other business service sectors, are frequently asked to prove they have acted responsibly, completely, and with appropriate speed to protect clients from risks, and they face exposure to enormous Errors and Omissions (E&O) liabilities if they do not."

Placing $90 billion in coverage every year, The Council's members face huge errors and omissions exposures. For the process of binding insurance coverage, traditional paper communications no longer meet the needs of the business. Registered e-Mail provides brokers with evidence that can resolve E&O disputes with a few computer keystrokes. This will revolutionize the way brokers send orders to bind coverage and endorsement, and all communications between clients, brokers and carriers.

"Finally, brokers have legal proof of delivery of e-mails, allowing e-mail to be used where paper was once the only way to transact business," said Crerar. "That's why I've heard only rave reviews from members already using Registered e-Mail. I believe all our members need and want that same capacity. It is only a matter of months until Registered e-Mail is the standard way top brokers conduct client and carrier correspondence."

RPost's Registered e-Mail product has been tested, accepted and used by U.S. government agencies needing inexpensive verification and evidence of e-mail delivery, content and time. That is rigorous proof of the quality of the Registered e-Mail product. The Council's endorsement gives RPost the platform to offer Registered e-Mail to the top echelon of commercial p/c and employee benefits insurance brokers.

"RPost provides a simple, inexpensive solution to the many shortcomings inherent in standard e-mail because it proves delivery to every Internet mail destination and provides verifiable evidence of the transaction in case of a dispute," said Frank Sentner, The Council's director of strategic technology. For each Registered e-Mail sent, users receive a digitally sealed receipt that allows them to prove under standards of ESIGN and the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA) that a message was sent, delivered, and the exact time and the precise content of the message and its attachments. The RPost system does not need to store any e-mail or authenticating information and does not require any action or special software for the recipient. According to Sentner, "A major convenience is that the e-mail recipient, the brokers' clients and carrier partners, will not have to sign-up for the service nor will they have to maintain additional user names and passwords."

"The early reviews from our members are enthusiastic and positive. (R)egistered e-Mail(R) seems to be a dynamic tool for assurance of delivery of insurance documents," said Ken Crerar, The Council's president. "The product is elegant and easy to use," said Crerar. "It's a natural fit for our members."

"We spent a lot of time developing the most elegant and simple solution to the problems associated with standard e-mail," stated Zafar Khan. "RPost Registered e-Mail is emerging as a requirement for business e-mail, as it protects the sender by adding accountability and guarding against e-mail hoaxes and misrepresentations."

 

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