Global IQX adds healthcare database to web-based quoting service

CI MediHealth product adds value to Web site for insurance professionals

Ottawa, Ontario — March 20, 2002
Global IQX Inc., developer of the ConnectInsure Web-based quoting service that enables insurance brokers to conduct online quotations and enrollment transactions, today announced the addition of a brand-new product, named CI MediHealth, to the ConnectInsure Web site.

CI MediHealth is the ConnectInsure brand of MediResource, an established health and wellness database that provides comprehensive information on approximately 800 diseases and thousands of prescription medications. The database also provides health news stories and a directory of community support groups. CI MediHealth will be available to the registered insurance brokers and consultants that use the ConnectInsure Web portal at In addition, the product will be made available to clients of insurance brokers, as well as to major Canadian insurance carriers.

“CI MediHealth adds a new dimension to the ConnectInsure site,” said Michael de Waal, president and founder of Global IQX. “Based on the country’s leading bilingual healthcare database, CI MediHealth will not only provide insurance professionals across Canada with access to relevant information on health issues as they prepare group insurance quotes, but will also allow them to offer a valuable, new product to their clients.”

In a February 2002 article about health information on the Internet, The Globe and Mail touted the content from as “one of the better Web sites.”

“As a premier provider of online health content in Canada, we are pleased to join forces with the ConnectInsure Web site,” said Pierre Paquette, senior vice president of Virtual Learning Inc., the developer and producer of MediResource. “CI MediHealth will provide meaningful and timely health and wellness information to meet the needs of both employees and employers across Canada.”

Currently, more than 1,000 licensed insurance brokers and consultants in Canada are registered with ConnectInsure, a Web-based application powered by the IQX Platform. Available free of charge, ConnectInsure provides plan advisors, brokers and other certified benefit planners access to an instant quoting service online. Traditionally, benefit advisors and brokers have needed four to six weeks to gather the detailed information for a client quote and presentation. ConnectInsure delivers all the same information in a few minutes.

Registered insurance brokers and consultants can access CI MediHealth free of charge on the ConnectInsure Web site at


Virtual Learning Inc.
Virtual Learning Inc. is a Toronto-based health care communications company and an established leader in the design and production of healthcare Web sites, software, CD-ROMs, Intranets, and medication adherence programs. Virtual Learning’s health content group,, is a premier provider of bilingual Canadian e-health and wellness information. The MediResource databases provide credible physician and pharmacist-reviewed health information developed to meet the needs of Canadians. The MediResource drug database provides easy-to-understand information on thousands of prescription medications. The database explains how the drug works, describes how the drug should be taken, lists side effects, provides precautions, and warns of drug interactions. The MediResource disease and conditions database contains easy-to-understand information on approximately 800 medical conditions. For more information, please visit the Virtual Learning Inc. Web site at or the MediResource Web site at

About Global IQX, Inc.
Global IQX,, established in 1999, specializes in configurable, component-based sales and services automation solutions that streamline and optimize business processes for North American group benefits insurance organizations. Offered as a complete suite or individually, these solutions automate rating, underwriting, renewal and enrollment supporting all lines and market segments. Global IQX production proven solutions increase operational efficiency and reduce cost while promoting improved communication and interaction within and across departments. Developed and delivered by a team with group insurance depth and experience, these solutions give business users more control, with less dependence on IT resources. Clients include many of North America’s largest insurance companies.