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Mega Group Signs Safeware

Germantown, Tenn. – Mega
Group USA, the 1,600-member buying organization, has signed Safeware to
administer the group’s product protection plan program.

Columbus, Ohio-based
Safeware is a 30-year-old insurance and extended service plan provider.
Underwritten by Assurant Solutions and Fortegra Financial Corp., the company
sells coverage online and through retailers to insure smartphones, tablets,
laptops and desktops against accidental damage, theft, fire, floods, falls,
power surges, spills, cracked screens and other mishaps.

“We are thrilled about
our relationship with Safeware,” said Mega Group CEO Rick Bellows, citing the company’s technology, talent
pool, quality of service and
precise attention to detail. “Our need to continue to drive our dealer base
with service growth and technology fits in line with our strategic relationship
with Safeware.”

Added Safeware
president/CEO Walter Fawcett, III, “We are truly excited about … the ability to
grow our extended service plan portfolio with a solid partner who shares our culture
and business philosophy.”

Mega Group, based here,
is a national home furnishings buying organization of independent appliance,
furniture, mattress, electronics, and lawn and garden retailers operating 2,500
storefronts. Mega says it has expanded rapidly by supporting member needs with
a broad business approach that includes group vendor programs, custom
advertising and marketing services, consulting, store merchandising, essential
business services programs and information technology support.