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The DOWC: Just the Facts

Though in the marketplace for more than 40 years, the DOWC is not widely well understood, often leading to misrepresentation and inaccurate information about the structural, financial, and tax attributes of this entity type.

Full Article: https://www.autodealertodaymagazine.com/364379/dowc-just-the-facts

Author: Michelle Bertolini

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Scot Eisenfelder Takes Helm as CEO of APCO Holdings, LLC

NORCROSS, GA. March 22, 2021  APCO Holdings, LLC, a leading provider and administrator of automotive F&I products and home to the EasyCare, GWC Warranty and MemberCare brands, announced today that Scot Eisenfelder has been named CEO, effective May 1st, 2021. Eisenfelder joined APCO as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Planning in August 2020.

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Cinch® Home Services Partners With Kiwi Energy To Deliver Protection, Value And Savings To New York Residential Customers

Cinch Home Services (Cinch) has partnered with Kiwi Energy to offer home protection plan coverage for residential customers across New York state.

Full Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cinch-home-services-partners-with-kiwi-energy-to-deliver-protection-value-and-savings-to-new-york-residential-customers-301246076.html

HomeServe and CenterPoint Energy Launch New Coverage for Electric Vehicle Home Charging Protection Plan

HomeServe and CenterPoint Energy have partnered to launch an industry first product now available to CenterPoint’s Texas customers. Building on current repair service plan from HomeServe that covers problems with CenterPoint customers’ interior electric wiring, the new offering will allow residential customers with Electric Vehicles (EV) to add enhancement coverage for their home EV charging systems.

Full Release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210324005077/en/HomeServe-and-CenterPoint-Energy-Launch-New-Coverage-for-Electric-Vehicle-Home-Charging-Protection-Plan

Arizona AG’s Office reaches $1.75M settlement with Landmark Home Warranty

The settlement was related to misrepresenting its “expedited services” policy.

Full Article: https://ktar.com/story/4132538/arizona-ags-office-reaches-1-75m-settlement-with-warranty-company/

Fidelity Rewards Visa Card to Drop Auto Rental and Extended Warranty Benefits

The Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature card is ending its auto rental collision damage waiver and extended warranty protection benefits. Fidelity is adding access to ID Navigator from NortonLifeLock.

Full Article: https://www.investopedia.com/fidelity-swaps-two-popular-credit-card-perks-for-identity-theft-protection-5115345

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HomeServe Announces Significant New Partnership in Japan

HomeServe Japan Corporation, a joint venture between HomeServe plc and Mitsubishi Corporation, has signed a utility partnership with Tohoku Electric Power.

Full Release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210308005031/en/HomeServe-Announces-Significant-New-Partnership-in-Japan

MemberCare Launches Edge, Giving Credit Unions the Chance to Offer Even More Peace of Mind

NORCROSS, Ga. — February 23, 2021 — MemberCare, a leading provider of mechanical breakdown coverage designed exclusively for credit unions, announces the launch of Edge, a bundled suite of automotive protection products created to provide additional peace of mind for credit union members.

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Fry’s Electronics to Close

After nearly 36 years in business as the one-stop-shop and online resource for high-tech professionals across nine states and 31 stores, Fry’s Electronics, Inc. (“Fry’s” or “Company”), has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Company will implement the shutdown through an orderly wind-down process that it believes will be in the best interests of the Company, its creditors, and other stakeholders.

Dealerscope Article: https://dealerscope.com/frys-electronics-is-going-out-of-business

JM&A Group’s New Inspect Now™ Program Aims to Streamline Claims Process and Improve Efficiency

Inspect Now™ is an innovative new virtual inspection process designed by JM&A Group to make the adjudication of claims more efficient and less time consuming. 

Read Full Release: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/02/16/2176489/0/en/JM-A-Group-s-New-Inspect-Now-Program-Aims-to-Streamline-Claims-Process-and-Improve-Efficiency.html