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This Web Site may contain forward-looking statements relating to HealthMarkets, Inc. and/or its affiliates that are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “project” and similar expressions. These statements are based on management’s current beliefs, expectations and assumptions, and actual results may vary materially from those included in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update them, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made by us. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the effect of national health care reform legislation on our business; other legal or regulatory developments which may adversely affect our business including, but not limited to, laws or regulations which impede our ability to obtain effective leads; any failure to comply with applicable law or regulations; our ability to maintain applicable licenses; our ability to enter into and maintain satisfactory relationships with insurance carriers and agents; the loss of business to competitors; our ability to implement and maintain various information technology and administrative systems, platforms and processes necessary to successfully run the businesses, or the failure of such systems, platforms and processes to provide timely and accurate information; our reliance on outsourcing arrangements, which may subject us to risks related to business disruption or otherwise adversely affect our operations; termination of agreements with insurance carriers or revisions to contract terms which may adversely affect our business; the failure of insurance carriers to pay us in a timely and accurate manner or to provide us with data required to support product sales and accurately pay our agents; the failure of an insurance carrier to administer underwritten business in an appropriate manner, which may lead to customer dissatisfactions and the lapse or cancellation of policies for which we and our agents receive commissions; any failure to accommodate redemption requests by agents participating in the HealthMarkets, Inc. InVest Stock Ownership Plan, which could result in dissatisfaction and attrition among such agents; the effect of litigation or settlements thereof; and the failure to achieve certain operational and strategic initiatives. Like any business, the progress and success of the company entails substantial uncertainty. There can be no assurance that other factors not currently anticipated by the company will not materially and adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf.