Markel to acquire State National in $919m deal

One of the nation’s largest and longest-standing pure-play insurance fronting business in the country acquired by Markel.

Article:  http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/markel-to-acquire-state-national-in-919m-deal-74217.aspx

Division of Insurance Issues Cease and Desist to Secure Home Warranty

The Division of Insurance warns Nevada consumers about doing business with Secure Home Warranty after they issued a Cease and Desist Order to them for conducting business without a registration in Nevada as a service contract provider.

Full Article:  http://www.ktvn.com/story/35970405/division-of-insurance-issues-cease-and-desist-to-secure-home-warranty

8th Annual Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations Event

Connectivity is today’s key success ingredient in service contract & warranty customer care. Hear from Amazon, Microsoft, GM, GE, Electrolux, and AMT Warranty about Customer Care in the New Digital Age and how connectivity is dramatically transforming the Warranty and Service Contract industry. We are proud to announce the 2017 agenda for this highly acclaimed 8th Annual Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations event, taking place September 13-15, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Use WN300 for a $300 discount. Register today at: http://www.warrantyinnovations.com.

Don’t miss hearing from 40 top industry leaders from multiple key industries in the extended warranty/service contract market. This all new event features ground breaking innovations ranging from sales, marketing, coverage, new technologies to customer experience, risk, legal, and global ventures.

Cross Country Home Services Accelerates Digital Transformation with Launch of ServiceBench® to Support Seamless End-to-End Customer Experience

New Cloud-Based Field Service Management System is Part of Company’s Long-term Commitment to Invest in Digital Technology and Service Partners.

Full Release:  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170720005780/en

PartCycle.com Offers Auto Dealerships Alternative Parts Options for Service Customers

Dealerships and service locations can now increase service sales with used OEM parts Marketplace.

Source:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/partcyclecom-offers-auto-dealerships-alternative-parts-options-for-service-customers-300491265.html

CareGARD Warranty Services, Inc. and PCMI Sign Agreement

CareGARD Warranty Services, Inc., and its parent company Automotive Financial Group, has contracted with PCMI Corporation to license and implement PCMI’s Policy Claim and Reporting Solutions™ (“PCRS”) platform. PCRS is an administration solution that enhances how Service Contracts, Extended Warranties, and other aftermarket products are sold, serviced, and administered.

Source:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14526196.htm

Extended Warranty Solution for Power Generators

Solutions designed for sellers and OEMs of single whole-home generators, units large enough to run a business or units that serves as disaster recovery.

Website:  http://generatorextendedwarranty.com

Evansville Water & Sewer Utility Selects HomeServe USA to Offer Optional Water and Sewer Line Service Plans to Customers

HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home emergency repair solutions, today announced the launch of its partnership with Evansville Water & Sewer Utility (EWSU) to offer area homeowners optional repair service plans for the water and sewer lines connecting their homes to the EWSU system.

Full Press Release:  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170627005932/en/Evansville-Water-Sewer-Utility-Selects-HomeServe-USA