Managed Competition Blog for Mass. Agents Launched by Boston Software

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - Massachusetts agents navigating the road to competitive auto insurance can find information, news and commentary at a new blog and Web site called Lane Change, launched by Boston Software.

The site,, features a blog where agents and others can share thoughts, float ideas, ask each other questions and get answers

"It's critical for independent insurance agents to be equipped with the information and insight they need to prepare for the transition," said Boston Software president Charles Walsh. "Lane Change is part of our overall effort to ensure that our clients are ready for managed competition."

Besides the blog, Lane Change has a "media file" page featuring links to current news stories about managed competition from both trade and consumer media. Its "timeline" page lists milestones leading to the April 1, 2008 start date.

Anyone can post comments and help drive the discussion. "We'll have everything from opinion to technical information," he added. "It will be lively and no-holds-barred. The more people who participate, the more valuable it will be."

Based in Needham, Mass., Boston Software provides comparative and custom rating software to independent insurance agents and carriers.

Its WinRater Rating Software gives insurance agents an exact-dollar estimate of policy premiums and includes sales and efficiency features to help them manage their book of business. WinRater is used by more than 1,700 agencies in Massachusetts. Created in 1995, WinRater pioneered Windows-based rating and set a new standard for speed, simplicity, accuracy, and reliability.

More information is available at or by calling 781-449-8585.

Contact Information: Contact: Henry Stimpson Stimpson Communications 508-647-0705 Charles Walsh Boston Software 781-449-8585