January 08, 2007 06:00 ET

Boston Mutual Achieves National Ethics Recognition

BETHESDA, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, Canton, MA, has attained qualification in the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA), the leading independent standards-setting organization for the life insurance, annuity and long-term care insurance marketplace.

"We are pleased to have achieved IMSA qualification," said Paul E. Petry, Boston Mutual President & CEO. "This is a concrete expression of our pledge to uphold stringent ethical standards and our continuing commitment to treat consumers with honesty and integrity."

IMSA President & CEO Brian Atchinson applauded Boston Mutual for successfully completing the rigorous, independent review of its marketing, sales and compliance practices necessary to attain IMSA qualification.

"We congratulate Boston Mutual on this great achievement," said Atchinson. "This demonstrates their dedication to high standards of ethical business practices."

To qualify for IMSA membership, a company must complete a comprehensive review followed by an outside assessment to ensure quality business practices that safeguard the consumer. Qualification is for a three-year period.

IMSA is the premier standards-setting organization for the life insurance, annuities and long-term care insurance marketplace for individually sold products. Qualified companies commit to maintaining high ethical standards and to being fair, honest, and open in the way they advertise, sell and service their products. The IMSA seal is a guidepost of excellence and integrity for consumers. For more information, visit

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    Susan Beach