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Extended-Warranty Rundown


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