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Assurant Solutions Launches 'Assurant Expert Services' - A Comprehensive Service Delivery Solution

Monday, August 06, 2012

Assurant Solutions Launches 'Assurant Expert Services' - A Comprehensive Service Delivery Solution08:30 EDT Monday, August 06, 2012New solution enables clients to offer convenient, comprehensive support and services for consumer electronics and major appliancesATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurant Solutions, a leading provider of extended service contracts, is now offering Assurant Expert Services, a service delivery solution that enables their clients in the consumer electronics, major appliance and telecommunications sectors to sell, manage and deliver additional services and support to their customers. Assurant Expert Services presents a one-stop shop solution that helps clients build consumer brand loyalty.Assurant Expert Services provides clients with the ability to deliver additional services that complement their current offerings, without the time and cost associated with building a technical infrastructure, identifying technology experts or managing the program themselves. Available services cover a wide range of technology including computers and peripherals, mobile devices, TVs and home theater systems, small electronics and major appliances. Technical support and other services are presented to their customers through four distinct channels:Remote support (telephone or online) Onsite or in-home support In-store support Depot repair"Assurant Expert Services is a turnkey solution that fosters longer, more valuable relationships with customers through the delivery of complementary services," said Keith Meier, senior vice president of Assurant Solutions' Extended Protection Services business. "By extending the customer relationship beyond the point of sale, our clients can increase revenue through previously untapped channels. And their customers will get faster, more convenient access to a wide range of support services delivered in the way that suits them best." Assurant Expert Services includes a web portal that offers real-time remote services, scheduling and management through a functional and flexible work order system.  Consumers can navigate a single website to purchase, manage and execute service plans and access remote services. With one visit, consumers can contact a service provider and select their preferred service option. Services are then provided through Assurant Solutions' national network of service providers and technicians. Assurant Solutions has partnered with SupportSpace, a leading provider of remote IT support services, to supplement its offering.Examples of customized services offered through the platform include:PC and peripheral support, setup and installation (online or in-home) Consumer electronics support, setup and installation (online or in-home) Mobile phone support and setup (online or telephone) In-home appliance repair Product delivery and setup Virus and spyware removal Assurant Expert Services is the first service platform of its kind offered by a service contract provider. To tour the website or enroll in Assurant Expert Services, visit http://bit.ly/I7jYRk.About Assurant Solutions Assurant Solutions businesses develop, underwrite, market and administer specialty insurance, extended service contracts and other risk management solutions through collaborative relationships with leading financial institutions, retailers, automobile dealers, funeral homes, manufacturers, wireless carriers and other entities. With operations in 25 locations, including executive offices in Atlanta, Ga., Assurant Solutions serves clients and their customers in 12 countries throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia.  www.assurantsolutions.comAssurant Solutions is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has over $27 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue.  www.assurant.comSOURCE Assurant SolutionsFor further information: Patrice Eastham, VP, Business Communications, Assurant Solutions, +1-770-763-2740, patrice.eastham@assurant.com