Allen, Bettini & Carter Partners with AxcessPoints

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Marin Insurance Brokerage offers secure online information repository to clients.

AxcessPoints is a terrific solution for our clients because it helps solve the critical problem of quickly finding the right information when people are under duress

AxcessPoints Inc., today announced a partnership with Allen, Bettini & Carter, a San Rafael-Calif.-based insurance agency, to offer the agency's clients AxcessPoints' secure online repository for storing personal, medical, financial and family information.

Allen, Bettini & Carter, the oldest continuously owned family insurance agency in Marin County, is the first in the San Francisco Bay Area to use AxcessPoints. Established in 1925, Allen, Bettini & Carter (http://www.abc4insurance.com) offers personal and commercial insurance, homeowners, automobile, business liability, property and workers compensation to clients in Marin County, Sonoma County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

"AxcessPoints is a terrific solution for our clients because it helps solve the critical problem of quickly finding the right information when people are under duress," said Brian Bettini, Chief Executive Officer of Allen Bettini & Carter. "AxcessPoints is safe, easy to use and a great way for our clients to organize important information."

AxcessPoints provides individuals and families with a personalized storage repository where key information can be easily input, modified and accessed via a standard web browser. AxcessPoints centralizes and organizes data to enable individuals and families to quickly file insurance claims, access bank or investment account information, check on medical histories and find key contacts. While the information is secure, users can choose to share sections from their plan with other family members or trusted advisors.

"Allen, Bettini & Carter recognizes the importance of centralizing key insurance and financial information to help clients rebuild their lives as quickly as possible," said AxcessPoints CEO Karlyn Carnahan. "For insurance brokerages and companies, AxcessPoints can reduce claims expenses by getting homeowners back in their homes faster. By helping clients in times of real need, AxcessPoints also builds stronger relationships and enhances customer loyalty."

Using AxcessPoints' Member Center, users have the discretion to provide limited or complete access to their information to family members who may be called on to help in an emergency. AxcessPoints also offers comprehensive planning and disaster preparedness resources, including tools to help individuals create a detailed disaster plan. In addition, AxcessPoints' provides a first-of-its kind Emergency Toolkit, an interactive calculator that helps families create a comprehensive emergency preparedness kit. The tool calculates the right level of supplies and other necessary items by factoring in age, gender, disabilities and animals, including livestock.

AxcessPoints is available to consumers for $9.95 per month and is sold on a branded or private-label basis to insurance companies, banks, brokerages, and other financial services companies. AxcessPoints is also marketed to publicly traded corporations to help with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and to Human Resources, Compliance or Procurement departments.

AxcessPoints Safeguards Confidential Information
AxcessPoints has implemented a series of security and privacy policies to safeguard personal information, including the following:
All of AxcessPoints' information is protected using industry-standard SSL encryption before it is sent to the AxcessPoints website. This safeguards information while it is sent over the Internet.

No passwords are ever stored. AxcessPoints calculates a mathematical representation of a password, known as a "hash," which is verified upon logon. This hash, and not the password, is stored in AxcessPoints' secure database. The hash cannot be used to decrypt data, nor can the hash be easily reversed to obtain passwords. AxcessPoints uses that hash as the key for 256-bit Advanced Encrypted Standard (AES) encryption. The 256-bit AES has been approved for the U.S. government to protect top secret classified data.

Confidential and sensitive information is stored encrypted on a dedicated server. The server is locked and caged in a secure hosting data center with restricted access. All extra server ports are closed off.

About AxcessPoints:
AxcessPoints is an online planning resource that helps individuals and families better organize critical personal, medical and financial information and minimize the impact of a natural disaster. AxcessPoints provides a personalized, highly secure information repository that enables clients to quickly retrieve critical information to start rebuilding their lives. Accessible anywhere via a standard web browser, AxcessPoints can be configured to share critical information with family, friends and others who are geographically separated. With AxcessPoints, consumers have a single, low-cost solution that provides all the information, tools and resources to recover quickly from a natural disaster, help a loved one separated by distance and be better organized in general. For more information, visit http://www.axcesspoints.com, or 415-234-6358.

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