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GIS and Rhoads Online Expand Strategic Partnership

GIS’ Company-level Background Checks to be added to PCRM system

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Rhoads Online Institute™ (ROi™ ) and General Information Services, Inc. (GIS, ) will expand their strategic partnership by disclosing plans today to offer company background checks along with individual checks run through ROi’s Professional Compliance & Requirements Management™ (PCRM™) system, a Web-based compliance risk management solution. The announcement was made at the opening of the 2010 National Educational Conference of the Securities & Insurance Licensing Association (SILA,, held here.

“The insurance industry can expect to benefit from our expanded relationship with ROi,” said Kira Finn, GIS’s Director of Pangea for Insurance. “The importance of being able to assess the quality of a potential business partner at the time it’s being considered for a contractual relationship cannot be overstated.”

The alliance formed in 2008, between GIS and ROi to allow insurance organizations to conduct their new employee on-boarding process easier and with greater certainty through the integration of select GIS services with ROi’s PCRM system. The new offering will permit background checks of insurance entities to be done through PCRM, a capability of keen interest to insurance carriers and managing general agencies (MGAs) that seek to establish business relationships with brokers and agencies with solid business reputations and history. As is the case with individual checks, company-level checks will be done by way of eQuest+, GIS’ proprietary Web-based screening technology for submission and retrieval of background reports.

“ROi is honored to be the first to offer company-level background checks, along with those done for individuals, through our PCRM system,” said Charles D. Edinger, ROi’s president. “This unique capability will add to PCRM’s appeal as well as further build the marketplace momentum we’re experiencing at all segments of the insurance industry.”

About General Information Services, Inc. (GIS)

GIS has 44 years of experience and serves thousands of customers nationwide from small business to Fortune 100 companies by providing comprehensive background screening, workforce management and insurance industry solutions including agent on-boarding. Between its headquarters in Chapin, S.C., and the Western Operations Center in Dallas, Texas, GIS employs more than 400 people. For more information about GIS’ products or services, visit

About Rhoads Online Institute (ROi)

Rhoads Online Institute is a leader in automated compliance systems and continuing education services for the insurance industry. ROi provides corporate clients and professionals with integrated, enterprise-wide compliance, insurance and risk management solutions that include compliance tracking and management, electronic filing, and off-the-shelf and custom continuing education programs available in traditional and online formats.

ROi is an Aithent company, a creator of high-value solutions that advance operational efficiency and performance. Aithent is a recognized innovator in the field of regulatory automation. ROi leverages Aithent technology with its unsurpassed industry insight to advance the automation of compliance risk management processes within the insurance sector.

Aithent, PCRM, PCRM Carrier, Rhoads Online Institute and ROi are registered trademarks of Aithent Inc. Other marks belong to their respective owners.

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