APCO Holdings, LLC, Acquires National Auto Care, Creating Nationwide F&I Force

 APCO Holdings, LLC, a leading provider and administrator of automotive Finance & Insurance products and home to the EasyCare and GWC Warranty brands, has acquired National Auto Care.

Full Release: https://apcoholdings.com/press-room/apco-holdings-llc-acquires-national-auto-care-creating-nationwide-fi-force/

Amynta Appoints Brett Davis Chairman of Specialty Equipment Insurance Services

Amynta Group announced the appointment of Brett Davis as Non-Executive Chairman of Specialty Equipment Insurance Services (SEIS), Amynta’s heavy equipment protection and insurance services business.

Full Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amynta-appoints-brett-davis-chairman-of-specialty-equipment-insurance-services-301706422.html


Ironwood Warranty Group launches Connect Protect®, a protection plan designed to cover some of the most valued products within the home that are not traditionally covered in a home warranty.

Connect Protect provides protection on personal devices such as the homeowner’s mobile phone, tablets and wearables. Also, home office, home entertainment equipment and more. The plan is tailored to give the modern, smart-home homeowner an additional peace of mind in case of mishaps.

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Why Warranty Providers May Explore CCPA Exemption

By Brian Casey, Theodore Augustinos, and Alex Cox

Four years ago, the California Consumer Privacy Act[1] created a new, rigorous regulatory and data processing environment for businesses processing personal information of California residents.

However, many questions about the implementation of the CCPA, and its amendments through the voter ballot initiative of the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020,[2] still abound.

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New Agenda Highlights and Speakers Announced for Warranty Innovations Nashville

This year the 13th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations will be the best yet with the most comprehensive industry analyses and case studies! Scheduled for October 17-18, 2022, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, live in Nashville, Tennessee, this highly acclaimed, cross-industry event covers innovations in customer service, new product development, data & technology, operations, marketing & sales, legal & regulatory, finance & insurance.

Register today at: https://www.warrantyinnovations.com.

The following agenda highlights has been updated with exciting new sessions and speakers:

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Transparency And Trust: Overcoming Negative Price Perception, an Interview with Art Shaw, CEO of RepairPal

The MAPConnected Vehicle Service and Warranty Lifecycle Summit 2022 is approaching. A collaborative conversation, led by some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, will be hosted by the Westin Southfield Detroit on the 25th – 26th of October. We had the opportunity to sit down with Art Shaw, CEO at RepairPal

Full Article: https://www.mapconnected.com/transparency-and-trust-overcoming-negative-price-perception-an-interview-with-art-shaw-ceo-of-repairpal/

Assurant Extends Longstanding T-Mobile Partnership with New Multiyear Agreement

Assurant, Inc., a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases, announced today a multiyear extension of its long-standing partnership with T-Mobile to continue providing comprehensive mobile device protection solutions.

Full Release: https://www.assurant.com/newsroom-detail/NewsReleases/2022/September/assurant-extends-t-mobile-partnership

Enabling The Dealer Network To Optimize Parts, Service & Warranty To Drive Service Profitability: An Interview with Ashok Kartham, Chief Product Officer, Syncron

The MAPconnected Vehicle Service and Warranty Lifecycle Summit 2022 is approaching. A collaborative conversation, led by some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, will be hosted at the Westin Southfield Detroit on the 25th – 26th of October. We had the opportunity to sit down with Ashok Kartham, Chief Product Officer at Syncron

Full Article: https://www.mapconnected.com/enabling-the-dealer-network-to-optimize-parts-service-warranty-to-drive-service-profitability-an-interview-with-ashok-kartham-chief-product-officer-syncron/

New Federal Trade Commission’s Safeguards Rule is a Game-Changer for Extended Warranty and GAP Waiver Industries

By Brian T. Casey, Theodore P. Augustinos and Alexander R. Cox

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has recently supercharged the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule for financial institutions under its jurisdiction. The Safeguards Ruleimposes data security standards for consumer nonpublic person information obtained and created by financial institutions subject to the FTC’s Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act jurisdiction. The FTC finalized its proposed update to the Safeguards Rule on October 28, 2021, which was originally published for rule-making in March 2019 and then further developed during an FTC workshop in July 2020. After a lengthy gestation period, the new revised rule became effective January 10, 2022, and requires compliance by December 9, 2022.

This is only a very small extract of this article regarding this important topic.

The Full Article is available at: https://warrantynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ARTICLE_New-Federal-Trade-Commissions-Safeguards-Rule-7-2022.pdf