Extended-Warranty Rundown

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The following is an overview of some of the newest CE programs and services offered by third-party administrators and their insurance underwriters:


The company now offers data-recovery services for mobile devices, and is preparing to launch a mobile device protection offering which includes traditional service-plan coverage with optional coverage for theft and loss of the covered device. Additionally, Warrentech is working with


to launch a unique extended-service contract for furniture.

Assurant Solutions:

A just-released mobile app for Apple and Android devices dubbed MyClaim allows consumers to manage their protection plans, track their claims status and reschedule their service appointments.

Chartis/Service Net:

The company is looking to expand its subscriptions services in the mobile arena by offering traditional service-contract coverage, accidental damage from handling (ADH), theft, loss and buy-back programs. Also on tap are comprehensive warranty programs that cover all of a consumer’s computing and mobile products on one contract at a low monthly rate.

Global Warranty Group:

Two new offerings include PhoneRetriever, an innovative app for smartphones and tablets that locates and recovers lost or stolen devices and data utilizing advanced GPS and Cloud technology, and FreeBuyback, a unique trade-in program for all electronic devices.

Mack Worldwide Warranty:

The company will continue to expand on its clientbased software to provide more valuable sales data and training information.


Newly introduced service offerings include gaming bundles, enhanced tablet coverage, registration incentives, monthly billing and tech-support plans.

The Warranty Group:

New services include device-based product registration which provides expanded cross-sell opportunities for service contracts, and a North American test of a theft insurance offering for small devices such as smartphones and laptops.


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