Press Releases

Press Releases

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  • The Warranty Group's John Luckett Appointed to 2014 Agent Summit Advisory Board
    March 6, 2014 - The Warranty Group, Inc., a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services, is proud to celebrate the appointment of John Luckett to the Agent Summit Conference Advisory Board. Luckett is senior vice president of sales and marketing for Resource Agent Group, a division of The Warranty Group that offers a broad menu of products and services to agents and their dealers, including the First Extended program.
  • The Warranty Group Expands to India Through Joint Venture With TVS Group
    February 25, 2014 - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and related programs, is pleased to announce it has agreed to form a joint venture with TVS Automobile Solutions Limited (TVS ASL) to be finalized in the coming weeks. The joint venture will offer extended warranties and related services and solutions throughout India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and portions of the Middle East.
  •    Makoto Iwasaki Joins The Warranty Group as Japan Country Manager
    February 3, 2014 - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services, proudly announces the addition of Makoto Iwasaki to the Asia/Pacific leadership team as country manager for Japan. In this role, Iwasaki-san will be responsible for top- and bottom-line growth, building client relationships, and creating opportunity in new lines of business.
  • The Warranty Group Kicks Off its 50th Year at NADA
    January 24, 2014 - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and related services, kicks off its 50th year celebration at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention and expo in New Orleans. Considered a pioneer in the F&I industry, The Warranty Group was initially formed as Pat Ryan and Associates to provide consumers with credit and insurance products through automobile dealerships. It has since expanded beyond the automotive industry into consumer products, financial services, and specialty lines of business in more than 30 countries around the world.
  • The Warranty Group and Safe-Guard Products International Extend Strategic Underwriting Partnership
    January 14, 2014 - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services, announces the extension of a multi-year agreement with Safe-Guard Products International, a leading provider of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry.
  • The Warranty Group and Micro Center Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Comprehensive Protection Plan Program
    January 2, 2014 - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services, announces a multi-year agreement with Micro Center, a leading consumer electronics retailer to provide support for its national Protection Plan program.
  • The Warranty Group and New Renew Long-Standing Underwriting Relationship
    October 23, 2013 - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services, is pleased to announce a contract renewal with National Electronics Warranty (NEW), an Asurion company.
  • The Warranty Group and Tiendas Efe, S.A. Ink Deal for Replacement Program
    October 15, 2013 - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and related services, announces they've entered into an agreement with Tiendas Efe, S.A. of Peru for the underwriting and administration of their retail replacement program.
  • The Warranty Group Announces Agreement With Garbarino S.A.I.C. e I.
    August 14, 2013 - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and related programs, is pleased to announce a multi-year agreement with Garbarino Group, the largest retailer of household appliances and consumer electronics in Argentina, which includes Garbarino S.A.I.C. e I. and Compumundo S.A. e I.
  • The Warranty Group Adds Industry Leader in IT Role
    May 21, 2013 - The Warranty Group, Inc. (TWG) today announced the appointment of Tom Kilian as chief information officer. Kilian is responsible for managing TWG's global enterprise systems, infrastructure and processes across its 33 global offices and will focus on bringing new and differentiating technology solutions to the company and its customers. He reports to Tom Warsop, chief executive officer.
  • The Warranty Group Announces Quick Launch Solution for Global Manufacturers
    April 30, 2013 -- The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and related programs, announces its Quick Launch solution for the world's leading manufacturers of appliances and electronics.
  • The Warranty Group Announces Two New Leadership Hires in Asia
    January 7, 2013 -- The Warranty Group, Inc. today announced the addition of two key appointments to their Asia/Pacific leadership team.
  • The Warranty Group Makes Significant Equity Investment in National Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd.
    January 2, 2013 -- The Warranty Group, a global single-source provider of extended warranties and related programs, is pleased to announce that it has completed an equity investment in National Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd (NUA).
  • The Warranty Group Renews Its Agreement with American Residential Warranty
    November 28, 2012 -- The Warranty Group, Inc. and American Residential Warranty today announced the renewal of their agreement which offers valuable warranty programs to homeowners throughout the United States.
  • The Warranty Group Expands Call Center Operations
    November 13, 2012 -- The Warranty Group today announced the opening of a new call center facility in Champaign, Illinois. The building was opened in July of this year as the company continues to increase its operating staff.
  • The Warranty Group Appoints Thomas Warsop Chief Executive Officer
    July 18, 2012 -- The Warranty Group today announced the appointment of Thomas Warsop as chief executive officer, effective August 6, 2012. In addition, Mr. Warsop will be elected to the company's Board of Directors.
  • Predictive Warranty Modeling Keeps You Ahead of the Game: The Warranty Group Presents at 2012 WCM Conference
    March 9, 2012 -- Joel Applebaum, Global Chief Underwriting and Actuarial Officer at The Warranty Group, presented on successful implementation of predictive warranty modeling at the 2012 Warranty Chain Management Conference in Orlando
  • Barrett Rejoins Resource Automotive in Reinsurance Role
    February 1, 2012 -- Resource Automotive, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced Steve Barrett has joined the company as executive vice president, with responsibility for automotive reinsurance.
  • Gruszka Joins The Warranty Group
    January 31, 2012 -- The Warranty Group, Inc., the leading provider of service contracts and related benefits, today announced Pam Gruszka has been appointed vice president human resources
  •    The Warranty Group Recognized at International Creative Competition
    CHICAGO, December 5, 2011 -- The Warranty Group, Inc., www.TheWG.com, a global single source provider of extended warranty and related programs, today announced it has been recognized for its marketing creative at the MarCom Awards, presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with EZShield
    CHICAGO, October 19, 2011 -- Virginia Surety, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with EZShield, a leading provider of identity fraud protection, to provide benefits for its financial institution offering.
  •    Resource Automotive Client Lithia Motors Receives Dealer Award
    CHICAGO, October 13, 2011 -- Resource Automotive, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced that Lithia Motors, Inc. has been named F&I Dealer of the Year by F&I and Showroom magazine.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with Southwest Business Agency
    CHICAGO, October 12, 2011 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with Southwest Business Insurance Agency, Inc., to provide benefits for its offering to the Past National Commander of the American Legion, Thomas L. Bock's, Homeowners for the Homeless Veterans.org
  •    Lithia Motors Renews Agreement with The Warranty Group
    CHICAGO, August 2, 2011 -- The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced that Lithia Motors has extended its agreement with the company to provide service contracts to its entire dealership network. Lithia is one of America's largest automotive retailers, featuring 26 brands in 86 locations in the Western and Midwest United States.
  •    Robinson Named Executive Vice President for The Warranty Group
    CHICAGO, July 12, 2011 -- The Warranty Group, Inc., the leading global provider of service plan underwriting, marketing and administration, today announced Craig Robinson has been named Executive Vice President Latin America.
  •    Luckett Named Senior Vice President for First Extended
    CHICAGO, May 17, 2011 -- First Extended Service Corporation, a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., the leading global underwriter, administrator and marketer of service plans and related programs, today announced John Luckett has been named Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing.
  •    Amendola Named Senior Vice President for Resource Automotive
    CHICAGO, May 9, 2011 -- Resource Automotive, a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., the leading global underwriter, administrator and marketer of service plans and related programs, today announced Joe Amendola has been named Senior Vice President National Sales.
  •    Appelbaum Named Global Chief Underwriting and Actuarial Officer for The Warranty Group
    CHICAGO, April 20, 2011 -- The Warranty Group, Inc., the leading global underwriter, administrator and marketer of service plans and related programs, today announced Joel Appelbaum has been appointed Senior Vice President Global Chief Underwriting and Actuarial Officer.
  •    Resource Automotive Announces QCertified Pre-Owned Mobile App
    CHICAGO, April 6, 2011 -- Resource Automotive, Inc.,the premier provider of finance and insurance programs to the auto industry and a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced the launch of the QCertified mobile app, linking users to an exclusive database of vehicles passing the rigorous requirements of its QCertified used vehicle certification program available only at client dealerships.
  •    Resource Automotive Program Lifts Kia Service Scores
    CHICAGO, February 25, 2011 -- Resource Automotive, Inc., announced today that its "Fix It Right the First Time (FRFT)" program has been extended into 2011 by Kia Motors America (KMA) based on its successful implementation of the program with 100 participating dealers in 2010.
  •    Curtis Named General Counsel for The Warranty Group
    CHICAGO, February 15, 2011 -- The Warranty Group, Inc., the leading global underwriter, administrator and marketer of service plans, today announced that John Curtis has been appointed Senior Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with Coverdell
    CHICAGO, February 1, 2011 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (VSC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with Coverdell, Inc. to provide a customer loyalty program and support.
  •    Resource Automotive Announces Exclusive Certified Used Vehicle Website
    CHICAGO, January 13, 2011 -- Resource Automotive, Inc., the premier provider of finance and insurance programs to the auto industry and a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced the launch of www.qcertified.com, a Web portal that exclusively showcases vehicles passing the rigorous requirements of its QCertified certification program at client dealerships.
  •    Resource Automotive DriverPlus Drives Customer Retention
    CHICAGO, December 13, 2010 -- Resource Automotive, a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., announced its DriverPlus® prepaid maintenance program is seeing double digit growth, as dealers increasingly focus on the fixed operation as the foundation of their customer retention strategy.
  •    Resource Automotive’s TWGConnectsm Drives Dealer Profits
    CHICAGO, December 7, 2010 -- Resource Automotive, Inc., the premier training, consulting and financial services provider to the auto industry and a subsidiary of The Warranty Group, Inc., announced that TWGConnect, its proprietary online warranty management system, is now a key component of its strategy to increase dealership profitability through the use of technology.
  •    A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Virginia Surety Company, Inc.
    CHICAGO, November 24, 2010-- The Warranty Group, Inc.,today announced that A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength and issuer credit ratings of its wholly-owned Virginia Surety Company, Inc. to A-(Excellent) and revised the outlook to positive from stable.
  •    The Warranty Group Selected for Graphis 100 Best Annual Reports
    CHICAGO, August 31, 2010 -- The Warranty Group, Inc. today announced that its 2009 annual report has been selected to be included in Graphis’ 100 Best Annual Reports 2011. Graphis, the international journal of visual communications, serves as a platform providing global exposure for outstanding design, advertising and photography.
  •    Resource Automotive Announces TWGConnectsm Online Warranty Claims Program
    CHICAGO, August 24, 2010 --Resource Automotive, Inc., the premier training, consulting and financial services provider to the auto industry and a subsidiary of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced the launch of TWGConnect, a proprietary online warranty claims system for its U.S. vehicle service contract and GAP clients.
  •    Resource Automotive Announces Training Initiative with Chrysler
    CHICAGO, August 17, 2010 -- Resource Automotive, Inc., the premier training, consulting and financial services provider to the auto industry and a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with the Mopar division of Chrysler Group LLC to provide dealers with wholesale mechanical parts training and support.
  •    Virginia Surety Company Achieves Better Business Bureau's A+ Rating and Accredited Business Status
    CHICAGO, August 3, 2010 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc. and an Accredited Business of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), has achieved an A+ rating for its proven record of trustworthiness and ethics in its customer-related business practices
  •    Virginia Surety Announces Expanded Administrative and Marketing Agreement with Safe-Guard Products
    CHICAGO, June 30, 2010-- Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (VSC), a subsidiary of The Warranty Group, Inc., announced an agreement with Safe-Guard Products International, LLC to provide underwriting and actuarial support for their finance and insurance product offerings.
  •    Virginia Surety Company and Interstate National Dealer Services Announce Extended Service Contract Agreement
    CHICAGO, July 27, 2010 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (VSC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with Interstate National Dealer Services, Inc. to provide underwriting and actuarial support for specific extended service contract programs.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with Samsung Electronics America
    CHICAGO, June 22, 2010 -- The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with Samsung Electronics America to provide extended warranty coverage and unique uplift programs for all Samsung commercial electronics.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with VIZIO
    CHICAGO, May 12, 2010 -- The Warranty Group, Inc.,The Warranty Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of service plans, today announced an agreement with VIZIO, Inc., America’s number one LCD HDTV Company, to provide extended warranty coverage on all VIZIO televisions.
  •    The Warranty Group Participates in National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
    CHICAGO, April 30, 2010 -- The Warranty Group, Inc., announced its successful participation in National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, held on April 22, 2010.
  •    Resource Automotive Training Receives Gold Award as a Top Supplier
    CHICAGO, April 16, 2010 -- Auto Dealer Monthly magazine today announced that Resource Automotive, a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., is a Gold Award winner in its annual Dealer Choice Awards.
  •    The Warranty Group Named Finalist in Sales and Customer Service Competition
    CHICAGO, March 3, 2010 -- The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service, a competition that awards businesses both big and small for their innovation and achievements in sales and customer service, has named The Warranty Group, Inc. as a finalist in two different categories — Innovation in Customer Service and Customer Service Department of the Year.
  •    ASSIST-CARD and Virginia Surety Launch Travel Protection Program with Online Vacation Center
    CHICAGO, March 1, 2010 -- ASSIST-CARD and Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (VSC), have partnered to provide world-class travel protection programs to Online Vacation Center.
  •    Virginia Surety Announces Administrative and Marketing Agreeement with The Penn Warranty Corporation
    CHICAGO, February 9, 2010 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (VSC), a subsidiary of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with The Penn Warranty Corporation to provide underwriting and actuarial support for its pre-owned vehicle service contract program.
  •    Virginia Surety Announces Administrative and Marketing Agreement with Express Systerms
    CHICAGO, January 27, 2010 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (VSC), a subsidiary of The Warranty Group, Inc., announced an agreement with Express Systems, Inc. to provide underwriting and actuarial services for their reinsured product offerings.
  •    Virginia Surety Announces Warranty, ID Theft and Travel Benefit Agreement with Individual Assurance Company
    CHICAGO, January 8, 2010 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (VSC), a subsidiary of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement to provide home and appliance warranties, identity theft protection and travel benefits to Individual Assurance Company (IAC) as an expansion of VSC’s financial institution offerings.
  •    AM Best Reaffirms Rating
    Oldwick, NJ, December 9, 2009 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (Virginia Surety) (Chicago, IL). The outlook for both ratings is stable.
  •    Virginia Surety Announces Underwriting and Actuarial Services Agreement with Preferred Warranties
    CHICAGO, November 19, 2009 -- Virginia Surety Company, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with Preferred Warranties, Inc. (PWI), to provide underwriting and actuarial services for their automotive and powersport extended service plans.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement With Esco
    CHICAGO, September 23, 2009 - Virginia Surety Company, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced an agreement to provide underwriting and compliance services for Ear Service Corporation's (ESCO) comprehensive loss, damage and repair programs for the hearing aid industry.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with MC Appliance Corporation
    CHICAGO, September 15, 2009 – TWG Innovative Solutions, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading provider of service plans, today announced an agreement with MC Appliance Corporation to provide extended service plans for Magic Chef appliances.
  •    The Warranty Group Celebrates 45th Anniversary
    CHICAGO, August 21, 2009 –  The Warranty Group, the world’s leading provider of service plans, today announced the celebration of its 45th year of operations. The company traces its roots to 1964, when it was incorporated as Pat Ryan and Associates, Inc.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with Nicor Services, LLC.
    CHICAGO, August 17, 2009 –  The Warranty Group, Inc., the world’s premier provider of service plans, today announced an agreement between its insurance unit, Virginia Surety Company, Inc., and Nicor Services, LLC to provide underwriting and compliance services for its Home Solutions SM program, a customizable suite of home warranty plans for utilities and their customers.
  •    The Warranty Group Opens in Peru
    CHICAGO, July 8, 2009 -The Warranty Group, Inc., the world’s leading provider of service plans and related benefits, today announced the opening of a new office in Lima, Peru of its subsidiary, The Warranty Group Peru, S.A.C.
  •    Jurasek Named Senior Vice President
    CHICAGO, July 7, 2009 -- The Warranty Group Inc., the world’s leading provider of service plans and related benefits, today announced that Jeanne Jurasek, formerly with Ernst & Young, has joined the company as Senior Vice President -Director of Internal Audit.
  •    Ash Bauer promoted to EVP Resource Dealer Group
    CHICAGO, November 20, 2008 - Resource Dealer Group, a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., the world’s leading provider of extended service plans, today announced the appointment of Ash Bauer as Executive Vice President. Bauer previously held the position of divisional vice president Central Division.
  •    The Warranty Group Receives Awards for Advertising and Collateral Creative.
    CHICAGO, November 12, 2008 - The Warranty Group, Inc., the world’s premier provider of service plans, announced today that it has received MarCom Platinum and Gold awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).
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  •    Brian Ollech Joins The Warranty Group as Global Controller
    CHICAGO, September 24, 2008 - The Warranty Group, Inc., the world's leading provider of service plans, today announced that Brian Ollech, formerly Corporate Controller of Wellcare Health Plans, Inc., has joined the company as Global Controller.
  •    Resource Automotive Announces Consumer Service Website
    CHICAGO, June 18, 2008 - Resource Automotive, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., today announced the launch of www.mrclaims.net, a consumer service website designed to assist motor vehicle service contract customers with mechanical repair claims and other issues.
  •    Resource Automotive Solutions announces agreement with Rochester Automobile Dealers Association for specialized training
    CHICAGO, June 4, 2008 - Resource Automotive Solutions, a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., has reached an agreement with the Rochester Automobile Dealers Association (RADA), Rochester, New York, to provide compliance and ethics training to its dealer members.
  •    The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with Montage Furniture Services
    CHICAGO, May 29, 2008 - The Warranty Group, Inc. announced an agreement between National Product Care Company and Montage Furniture Services to provide underwriting and protection plans for MFS.
  •    The Warranty Group announces agreement with Realty Executives International
    CHICAGO, May 21, 2008 - The Warranty Group today announced an agreement between TWG Home Warranty Services, Inc. and Realty Executives International to offer a branded home protection program. The program, named "Realty Executives Home Protection Plan," will be available to consumers in all 50 states through more than 700 Realty Executives offices.
  •    Resource Automotive Announces DriverPlus
    CHICAGO, March 11, 2008 - Resource Automotive, a unit of The Warranty Group, today announced DriverPlus, their exclusive customer retention program. By giving owners the benefit of spreading the cost of maintenance over the ownership term and returning them to the dealership for service, vehicle owners return to the dealership more often, increasing the likelihood of further sales and generating increased parts and service revenue.
  •    Resource Automotive announces VIP Total Dealership Solutions
    CHICAGO, March 7, 2008 - Resource Automotive, a unit of The Warranty Group, today announced VIP Total Dealership Solutions. This newest addition to its finance and insurance services, VIP Total Dealership Solutions is the first of its kind integrated process improvement program designed to deliver enhanced operating efficiencies throughout the entire dealership organization.
  •    John Serafin appointed Chief Risk Officer, The Warranty Group, Inc.
    CHICAGO, February 25, 2007 - The Warranty Group, Inc., a unit of Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX), today appointed John Serafin as Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Serafin will have oversight over enterprise risk, including strategic, operational, external, financial and data and physical operations.
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