Minneapolis, MN, February 1, 2006 — Insurance and financial services professionals who are employees of LOMA member companies may receive college credit for successful completion of current or past LOMA courses, thanks to an education alliance between LOMA and Capella University, an accredited online university that serves more than 13,000 learners. LOMA course credit may be applied toward a bachelor's degree from Capella.

In addition, employees of LOMA member companies are entitled to a 5 percent tuition discount at Capella.

“As a result of this alliance, LOMA learners can now earn a college degree more quickly, easily and cost effectively than ever before,” said Kathy Milligan, FLMI, ACS, ALHC, vice president, LOMA education and training.

LOMA, headquartered in Atlanta, is an international association through which insurance and financial services companies engage in research and educational activities to improve company operations.

A transfer guide listing the number of credits eligible for transfer from completed LOMA courses is available at www.capella.edu/loma . For more information about credits and how to earn an online degree at Capella, call to speak to an enrollment counselor at 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), option 3.

LOMA, one of the world's most recognized and reputable professional education institutions, offers more than 100 courses in life insurance, financial services, annuities, management, reinsurance, compliance, underwriting, customer service and other areas.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 10 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 13,000 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 55 countries. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis . For more information, visit www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

About LOMA
Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in more than 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. For more information, visit http://www.loma.org.

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.