Category Archives: Insurance Carriers

Starr Companies Appoints Matthew Taylor as Vice President of Extended Warranty

Starr Companies today announced the appointment of Matthew Taylor as vice president of extended warranty. He will focus on expanding Starr’s presence in consumer warranty products.

Full Release:  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170925005140/en/Starr-Companies-Appoints-Matthew-Taylor-Vice-President

SouthwestRe, DAC Sold to Canada’s Largest Publicly Traded Company

One of the largest life and health insurance companies in Canada has signed an agreement to acquire shares of third-party administrator SouthwestRe and its insurance arm, Dealers Assurance Co. (DAC), for $135 million.

Source: SouthwestRe, DAC Sold to Canada’s Largest Publicly Trade Company

September 13-15, 2017 – 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.

8th Annual Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations Event – September 13-15, 2017

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.

Fortegra Announces Admitted Market Partnership with CHART

By Mark Rattner, Executive Vice President & Chief Underwriter Aug 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

New partnership offers first-of-its kind admitted market model

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 1, 2017) – Fortegra, a Tiptree Inc. company (NASDAQ:TIPT), today announces its new partnership with the CHART (Coverholders And Risk Takers) Exchange, an organization of coverholders, London-based syndicates, admitted markets and other vendor partners who provide services for the insurance industry. Fortegra will serve as one of two admitted insurance companies on CHART’s vendor panel, and be the exclusive non-fronting program partner for admitted capacity.

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List of 2017 Speakers at the Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations Summit

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.

List of 2017 Speakers

Eric Arnum, Warranty Week
Chad Bernstein, Hendrick Autoguard, Inc.
Darius Bullock, Electrolux North America
Brian T. Casey, Locke Lord LLP
Christine Dorton, GE Appliances
Kirsten Elsworth, Ally Financial – Insurance Operations
Brian Feldman, Spencer Re
Miguel Fernández, Claimbot
David Froning, SAS
Mark Frye, Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
Jocelyn Getson, Centricity
Stacy Golden, Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
David Gregory, Amazon
Steve Gusa, Sears Holdings Corporation
Erik Hickly, Microsoft
Ashok Kartham, Mize
Larry King, Ford Motor Company
Jonathan Kyle, SquareTrade
Aleem Lakhani, AMT Warranty Corporation
Julie Lohmeier, Pivotal Home Solutions
Aaron E. Lunt, The Warranty Group
Ken Mac, General Motors
Timothy J. Meenan, SCIC (Service Contract Industry Council)
Greg E. Mitchell, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Dawn E. Morris, Centricity
Trish Briscoe Myers, EFG Companies
Nick Palmer, ICON Health and Fitness/UTS
Rodney Rahl, Nebraska Furniture Mart
Lisa R. Ray, Ally
Daniel Raycroft, PCMI Corporation
Patrick Scheen, Accentf(x) Marketing
Lee Senderov, YourMechanic
John Sessions, Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
Mark Shaw, Nebraska Furniture Mart
James Slazas, ConsenSys
Sean Stapleton, AmTrust Financial Company
Angie Tuglus, Ally Insurance
Jesse D. Wilson, Frost Brown Todd LLC

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

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.

What’s Next for Auto F&I?

The unprecedented recovery is over – now what?

It’s been an incredible cycle the last 8 years as the auto industry came roaring back after the collapse in 08. We have now reach a plateau for new car sales and will likely hold below 18m new car sales for the next few years.  With new car sales as the industry proxy for the performance of the Vehicle Service Contract space the leveling of sales is already driving change.

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