NU Online News Service, July 19, 5:55 p.m. – InsWeb Corp., Sacramento, Calif., a Web-based insurance broker, is reporting a $7.2 million net loss for the second quarter on $5.6 million in revenue, compared with a $18.7 million net loss on $4.8 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2000.
The company’s operating loss fell to $7.8 million, from $19.7 million.
InsWeb is having trouble selling auto insurance because some carriers are refusing to enroll new customers in certain high-cost states, but term life is doing well, the company says.
“We remain confident in the company’s ability to sustain long-term growth and achieve profitability,” Hussein Enan, InsWeb’s chief executive officer, says.
Revenue from auto insurance sales increased 20% from the second quarter of 2000, to $3.4 million, while revenue from term life sales increased 171%, to $1.1 million.