Category Archives: Insurance Carriers

The Plateau Group and Scag Power Equipment Unveil Scag Extended Warranty Program

Tennessee, March 26, 2024 – The Plateau Group, a forty-year insurance solutions provider, and Scag Power Equipment, a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential lawn mowers and turf management equipment, proudly announces a strategic collaboration to introduce the brand-new Scag Extended Warranty Program. This joint initiative aims to elevate Scag’s industry leading reputation for quality and performance, offering distinctive advantages to both buyers and dealerships.

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OEMs Use Warranty for Differentiation

OEMs are increasingly looking for ways to differentiate their products from competitors, including offering longer warranties.

Using embedded insurance to transfer a portion of a Limited Warranty is a perfect solution, and the OEM can obtain the coverage directly from a carrier without outsourcing administration or file processing and incurring the associated costs.

Meramec Secure can help build a direct solution. 

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Warranty & Service Contract Innovations

Join us for Warranty & Service Contract Innovations for Vehicle, Home, Smart Products & Consumer Goods, scheduled for April 17-18, 2024, at the Hilton DoubleTree in Nashville.

This is an exclusive 2-track event that affords a deep dive into industry-specific topics for Auto, Truck, Home, Appliance, Consumer Electronics, Mobile and more! By popular demand, the expanded coverage this year features more topics unique to each market plus best practice case studies, panel discussions, news flashes, and round table discussion groups.

There will also be combined general sessions bringing everyone together to learn from all sides of the industry.

To register, please visit: Use Discount Code WN300 for $300 off.

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RESAAS Partners with VectorSolv to Introduce Home Warranty Solution

RESAAS Services Inc., a leading technology solutions provider for the Real Estate Industry, has teamed up with VectorSolv to bring AmTrust Financial-backed home warranties to RESAAS Agents and their clients. 

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AmTrust Publishes its 2023 Extended Auto Warranty Advisor

Shifting Auto Landscape Shows Greater Value in Warranty Products

The report, published by AmTrust, reviews the changes facing the auto industry and sheds light on the contributing factors to changes in claims severity.

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Dealerscope: Focusing on a Post-Pandemic Future

A view from leading Service Contract Companies

Dealerscope asked leading Service Contract companies how they have dealt with recent changes in product supply chains, inflation trends, and consumer buying habits over the last few months that influenced or impacted the fine-tuning of their retail warranty programs and business strategies. 

Check out the following executive comments in the article: Dealerscope Article Link

Dawn Taylor, Chief Revenue Officer – After, Inc.

Christopher Costin, Senior Director, Global Business Development Warranty & Service Programs Div. – AIG

Michael Zmugg, Chief Revenue Officer – Allstate Protection Plans/SquareTrade

Brian J. Olson, Vice President, Warranty and Lender Solutions – Arch Insurance Group

Jeff Unterreiner, President, US Connected Living – Assurant

Matt Ehn, Vice President & General Manager, Client Services – Asurion

Ted Satish Moorthy, President – Centricity

Woodrow H. Levin, CEO – Extend

Leigh Mascherin, Vice President, Warranty Sales & Account Management  – Fortegra

Jennifer Monasterio, President – Mack Worldwide Warranty

Sean M. Hicks, CEO – New Leaf Service Contracts

Chris Smith, Chief Service Avenger – OnPoint Warranty Solutions

Mike Frosch, President – Personal Safeguards Group

Michele Gloeckler, Vice President of Sales – ProtectAll

Full Article from Dealerscope: Dealerscope Article Link

Warranty Innovations National Forum

Chicago on October 17-18, 2023, at the Palmer House Hilton

200+ warranty industry leaders will convene for The 14th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations National Forum in Chicago on October 17-18, 2023, at the Palmer House Hilton. This highly acclaimed annual event convenes decision-makers across multiple industries who praise the practical, hands-on solutions presented, which they find helps them extract key takeaways that help them with their unique challenges.

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Meramec Secure Launches

Specialty Insurance Agency & Brokerage Solutions, Administration Solutions, and Support for Insurance Companies, OEMs, and Sellers of Products and Services.

Meramec Secure is a fully licensed and insured national Property and Casualty Agency with relationships with multiple insurance carriers ranging from small, nimble carriers to industry-leading multi-billion dollar carriers.

Custom Product Development, Enhancement Programs, Cross Sell, Blanketed and Embedded Solutions, and Benefits Solutions, including the following examples:

Auto and Homeowner Insurance
Auto and Home Deductible Reimbursement
Cyber and ID Theft
Emergency Lodging
Homeowner Glass Breakage
LED Lighting Warranty Insurance
Lockout Service
Product Warranty Insurance
Service Contract Reimbursement Insurance
Blanket Shipping Insurance
Solar Warranty Insurance
Solar General Liability Insurance
Purchase Protection
Double the Warranty

Visit Meramec Secure for more information.

Product and program availability varies by state.

The 14th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations National Forum

Chicago, Illinois – October 17-18, 2023

Announcing the all-new agenda covering all the topics you have asked for! This year The 14th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations National Forum is moving to Chicago on October 17-18, 2023, at the Palmer House Hilton. This highly acclaimed, cross-industry event covers innovations in customer service, new product development, data & technology, operations, marketing & sales, legal & regulatory, finance & insurance.

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Warranty Leaders Join Ironwood Warranty Group

Ironwood Warranty Group, parent company to Hornbeam Insurance and National Service Alliance, is proud to announce the addition of two new team members. Ironwood Warranty Group, with the addition of these executives, is quickly emerging as a leader in warranty specific insurance and service solutions providing clients the support to quickly develop and administer a customized warranty program.

Dale Reeder joins National Service Alliance as Senior Business Development and Sales Executive, leading the one of the nation’s largest managed service networks for Appliance, HVAC, and Electronics. Dale brings nearly 40 years of service experience including roles as CEO of A&E Factory Service, a division of Sears, as well serving on the Board for Encompass Supply Chain Solutions. Randy Whitehead, Founder and President of National Service Alliance said, “Dale’s relationships and reputation in the service industry are spectacular. Dale’s a proven leader with a strong understanding of how to develop and manage a national service network for in-home services.

Kate Bowling is Ironwood Warranty Group’s new Director of Operations. Kate provides over 12 years of experience in operations and client management from American International Group (AIG) warranty division, working with home warranty and international clients. Julie Messer, Chief Operating Officer at Ironwood Warranty Group, said, “We are fortunate to have Kate join our team. Kate’s understanding of operations and account management make her a perfect fit for our strategic vision.”


June 29, 2023

Ironwood Warranty Group

For inquiries: Contact Dan Tafel, 502-417-8260