SOURCE: The Warranty Group, Inc.

The Warranty Group, Inc.

January 02, 2014 15:48 ET

The Warranty Group and Micro Center Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Comprehensive Protection Plan Program

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jan 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. Under the new agreement, Micro Center customers will benefit from innovative warranty program solutions and customized services across a broad range of products.

The Warranty Group will provide underwriting services through its wholly-owned subsidiary Virginia Surety Company, as well as regulatory, marketing, and custom-tailored administrative services.

"We're delighted to welcome Micro Center to The Warranty Group family of national retail clients," said Justin Thomas, senior vice president at The Warranty Group. "This partnership represents a natural alignment between two organizations focused on providing best in class product protection programs to consumers in a customer friendly way."

"Partnering with The Warranty Group was an easy decision for us," stated Eric Schneider, director of service for Micro Center. "The Warranty Group provides the experience, expertise and consumer focus we are looking to provide to our customers. In addition, the full range of products and services they offer will help Micro Center acquire new customers, strengthen our existing relationships, and improve our overall brand experience."

The Warranty Group will provide underwriting services for Micro Center's Protection Program across all its national retail store locations.

About The Warranty Group
The Warranty Group is one of the world's premier global providers of warranty solutions and related benefits, with operations in over 30 countries and 1,900 employees. With underwriting, claims administration and marketing expertise across the globe, The Warranty Group celebrates 50 years of industry leadership as a single-source solution for leading manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of consumer goods including automobiles, homes, consumer appliances, electronics, and furniture, as well as specialty insurance products and services for financial institutions. For more information, visit www.thewarrantygroup.com

About Micro Center 
Micro Center (a subsidiary of Micro Electronics, Inc. headquartered in suburban Columbus, Ohio) is a technology retailer focused on knowledgeable computer users. Through its 23 large-market locations nationwide, its eCommerce website www.microcenter.com, and industry-leading selection of premier brands to include Dell, HP, Apple and many others, Micro Center reaches large numbers of active, tech-savvy and upscale customers. Micro Center emphasizes presentation of technical solutions through highly trained associates, extensive in-store displays, and feature-laden targeted advertising.