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StoneRidge advises CITON in its formation to launch innovative insurance product



INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 12, 2008) – CITON Agency, Inc. (CITON), a company that provides catastrophic insurance with a specialization in niche products, has launched an innovative new hurricane/wind deductible elimination product designed to fill a gap for current policy holders and protect them in their time of need. ZERO SELECT Wind Deductible Elimination Plan will pay 100% of the total deductible if damage estimates exceed the deductible dollar amount. This product is currently only available in select Florida regions but will be expanded into additional at-risk markets later in 2008. Full Article


First Trinity Financial Corporation and Brooke Capital Corporation Announce Agreement for Purchase of First Life America Corporation



TULSA, OK (July 21, 2008) (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) – First Trinity Financial Corporation and Brooke Capital Corporation jointly announced today the signing of an agreement on July 18, 2008 for First Trinity's purchase of Brooke Capital's Topeka-based life insurance subsidiary, First Life America Corporation. The sale is subject to customary regulatory approval by the Kansas Insurance Department. First Life America Corporation is a life insurance and annuity company headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, offering life insurance and annuity products to the citizens of Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. Full Article


Alternative Service Concepts acquires strategic book of business from Unisource Administrators, Inc



NASHVILLE, TN (July 16, 2008) – Alternative Service Concepts (ASC), a full-service, workers’ compensation and property & casualty third party claims administrator, today announced the acquisition of certain business contracts from Unisource Administrators, Inc., a Sarasota, Florida-based insurance services provider. Full Article