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Papa and Priority Health Announce Strategic Partnership Launch to Offer Senior Citizens More Freedom to Age in Place

MIAMI, Fla. -- Papa Inc., a nationwide provider for seniors and caregivers announced today its newest partnership with Priority Health. Papa will provide "Grandkids On-Demand" for Priority Health's PriorityMedicare Edge(SM) and PriorityMedicare Ideal(SM) Medicare Advantage plan members. The launch went live January 1, 2020 and it will be the only insurance plan in Michigan to cover services for seniors such as transportation, technology services and companionship to qualified members.

This partnership will improve senior citizen's mental health and help reduce loneliness and social isolation to allow seniors to age in place.

"We are thrilled to partner with Priority Health and help support their Medicare Advantage PriorityMedicare Edge and PriorityMedicare Ideal members in Michigan for their needs as they age in place," said Founder and CEO Andrew Parker. "The partnership is exciting for both organizations."

Aging in place is becoming more popular with senior citizens. A recent survey from AARP (*see note 1) showed that roughly 90% of American seniors wish to live at home for as long as possible. The downside to aging in place is the social isolation it brings. A recent poll from The National Poll on Health Aging (*see note 2) found that more than a quarter of its respondents said they only had social contact once a week, or less, with family members they don't live with, friends and neighbors. Papa's partnership with Priority Health will give seniors more care and companionship.

"We are excited to be the first health plan in Michigan to provide the unique services which Papa provides," said CEO of Priority Health Joan Budden. "Most people are not used to a health care plan that provides in-home assistance to this degree, which is creating excitement in our Medicare community."

About Papa

Papa is a Miami startup that has Grandkids On-Demand who provides assistance and companionship to senior citizens throughout Florida, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Illinois, and Kansas. Papa launched their service in January of 2018. For more information, visit https://www.joinpapa.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/join_papa
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About Priority Health Plan

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than a million members each year, and offering a network that includes 97 percent of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Priority Health is the smart choice for people seeking affordable, quality health insurance.

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*NOTE 1: AARP1: https://states.aarp.org/virginia/home-matters-survey
*NOTE 2: Healthy Aging Poll2: http://www.healthyagingpoll.org

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EPIC Launches New National Specialty Practice: Asset Lifecycle Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today the launch of a national specialty practice, Asset Lifecycle Management, providing risk consulting and risk transfer solutions focused on clinical and electronic equipment. Large healthcare systems, major universities, and financial institutions rely on electronic equipment to conduct daily operations.

EPIC is a leading provider of equipment maintenance management programs. EPIC's approach reduces a client's cost of maintaining a portfolio of equipment while delivering improved equipment performance, reduced downtime, enhanced internal customer satisfaction.

The EPIC team led by Managing Principals, John Bowman and Tony Gerrato, have extensive industry experience and technical expertise. "We are vendor neutral and recognize that it is critical to custom design our solutions to fit the unique needs of each customer. We use our knowledge and industry expertise to make certain that our clients receive the best value at the right price," said Tony Gerrato.

The EPIC Asset Lifecycle Management approach replaces multiple service agreements and extended warranties with one agreement that costs less and is more flexible than the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements. The team provides a single point of contact for managing service events and our solution delivers coverage that includes the cost associated with parts, labor, travel, emergency repair, and preventative maintenance.

Scott Davis, President of EPIC's National Specialty Practice, said, "We are fortunate to have expertise of this caliber within EPIC bringing solutions to our clients and protecting their businesses."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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Travel Insurance Companies vs. Cruise Lines: Why Shopping Around Is The Better Choice

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- With the kick off of the Cruise Wave Season this month, the time when cruise companies offer the best deals on cruises, TravelInsurance.com urges travelers to purchase travel insurance early to protect their investments and ensure they're covered in the event of travel mishaps. Travel insurance can cover issues that occur both prior to embarkation or during a cruise, wreaking havoc on what is meant to be a dream adventure.

What many cruise travelers may not know is that they have options when it comes to travel insurance, and that by comparing plans, they can secure the best protection for their situation, at the best price.

"Cruises can be a great option for travelers, however they can present unique issues when it comes to travel mishaps, as a missed connection or delayed flight can put an entire trip into peril," said Stan Sandberg, co-founder of TravelInsurance.com. "Travel insurance is an affordable way to protect yourself if something unexpected does arise. Taking the time to find the right options, specific to your circumstances, is important. We highly recommend travelers shop around for the right coverage for their needs."

By taking advantage of captive customers in the booking process, cruise lines generally offer a single or limited selection of options at the time of purchase which may not be cost-effective compared to the options provided from multiple providers through comparison sites like TravelInsurance.com.

Cruisers should be prepared for the following common travel concerns:

Cancellations: Unforeseen circumstances can result in the need to cancel a trip at the last minute -- from work emergencies to illness. Travel insurance companies offer trip cancellation protection which provides refunds for the prepaid, non-refundable cruise costs as well as flights and accommodations booked, if the trip is canceled due to a covered reason. Travel insurance purchased directly through the cruise line may only provide a voucher or credit for a covered cancellation and may cover fewer reasons for cancellations, depending on the plan purchased. And travel insurance purchase directly from the cruise lines may not cover your flights, excursions or accommodations if they weren't purchased with the cruise line or the cruise agency.

Missed Port of Call: Some travel insurance plans are designed specifically for the cruise market. For example, the APRIL Travel Protection Cruise plan, available on TravelInsurance.com, offers coverage in the event a cruise misses a scheduled port of call on the cruise itinerary. The plan will pay an inconvenience fee of $200 per missed port up to $600 if the cruise skips the port.

Missed Connections: The leading causes of missing a cruise ship include delayed flights or adverse weather conditions. Cruise ships run on tight schedules, and they will not cover any missed departure time. Travel insurance (via Missed Connection coverage) can reimburse the traveler for a set dollar amount to re-book travel to catch up with their cruise at the next port.

"It's important to remember that the best time to purchase travel insurance is immediately after buying the cruise ticket," continued Sandberg. "Check multiple providers and compare plans to find the right fit for you and your trip."

By buying right away, coverage will include pre-departure benefits (such as trip cancellation coverage) for the longest period possible. Purchasing early also allows buyers to take advantage of certain available upgrades such as Cancel For Any Reason coverage.

For more information, visit https://www.travelinsurance.com/.

About TravelInsurance.com:
TravelInsurance.com helps simplify the complicated world of travel insurance by providing consumers with the easiest way to compare and buy trip insurance coverage online. A member company of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, owned and operated by DigiVentures Holdings, LLC, a licensed agency that works with some of the largest travel insurers in the industry. Purchases can be made directly through the website, with policies sent via email within minutes.

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The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Partnership with Mortgage Insurance Provider MGIC

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry's only independent cooperative, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC) to be the newest addition to join its Preferred Partner Network.

"We're privileged to have MGIC become part of the collaborative's partner network to kick off 2020. Their industry reputation and company values align with our guiding principles of offering best-in-class products and solutions to our lender member network," said TMC Chief Executive Officer Jim Park.

As the founder of modern private mortgage insurance, MGIC makes homeownership possible for more borrowers through low-down-payment mortgages. MGIC provides lenders with competitive MI rates backed by outstanding customer service and makes originating high-LTV loans safer for financial institutions and mortgage investors.

"We are honored to join TMC's network of top tier lenders and strategic partners. TMC's platform affords us an ideal opportunity to work directly with their growing lending community to help deploy solutions, services and experience that make homeownership attainable and continue to advance the mortgage industry," said MGIC Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development Jay Hughes.

TMC enters 2020 on the heels of record-breaking growth in 2019, adding 53 new Lender Members, 15 Preferred Partner companies and record attendance at both 2019 winter and summer conference events. MGIC will be an active participant in TMC's 2020 Winter Conference at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA from February 16-18, 2020. For more information, visit https://www.mortgagecollaborative.com/tmc-conferences.html.

About The Mortgage Collaborative

Based in San Diego, California, The Mortgage Collaborative was founded in 2013 to empower mortgage lenders across the country with better financial execution, reduced costs, enhanced expertise and improved compliance and to help its members access the dynamic and changing consumer base in America. The association is managed by its founding members: John Robbins, CMB; David Kittle, CMB; Gary Acosta, CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP); and Jim Park, former chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). Robbins and Kittle are former chairmen of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA). For more information, visit www.mortgagecollaborative.com.

About Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation or "MGIC" (www.mgic.com), the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation, serves lenders throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and other locations helping families achieve homeownership sooner by making affordable low-down-payment mortgages a reality. At November 30, 2019, MGIC had $220.7 billion of primary insurance in force covering over one million mortgages.

From time to time MGIC Investment Corporation releases important information via postings on its corporate website, and via postings on MGIC's website for information related to underwriting and pricing, and intends to continue to do so in the future. Such postings include corrections of previous disclosures, and may be made without any other disclosure. Investors and other interested parties are encouraged to enroll to receive automatic email alerts and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds regarding new postings.

Enrollment information for MGIC Investment Corporation alerts can be found at https://mtg.mgic.com/shareholder-services/email-alerts. For information about our underwriting and rate changes, see https://www.mgic.com/underwriting.

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Frenkel and Company Completes Transition to EPIC Brand

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which operates as EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), announced today that Frenkel & Company, acquired by EPIC in November 2017, has completed their adoption of the EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants name and brand.

The Frenkel & Company and Frenkel Benefits names will be retired for all Frenkel operations with the exception of Frenkel International which will operate as a specialty division of EPIC. Since joining with EPIC in 2017, Frenkel's associates and practice areas have become integrated into the EPIC business and significantly expanded EPIC's Northeast footprint in risk management, property and casualty insurance, international client services, employee benefits consulting, program solutions and private client services.

Said John Kelly, formerly CEO of Frenkel & Company and now EPIC New York's CEO, "Frenkel's decision to join EPIC has helped us deliver an expansive new set of capabilities to our clients, with the same commitment to service delivery that has been a hallmark of our firm."

Steve Denton, President of EPIC Holdings Inc. noted, "Throughout the past two years we have had the opportunity to integrate our teams, culture and businesses and are proud to now be able to present this unification across the risk management and employee benefits community together as one EPIC. The Frenkel team and capabilities rapidly became ingrained in the EPIC organization and we are excited to kick off 2020 with their full transition to EPIC."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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TravelInsurance.com, A Leading Travel Insurance Comparison Site, Offers Travel Tips to Reduce Stress Over the Holidays

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- This year, more Americans are expected to travel between Dec. 21 and Jan. 1 than ever before, according to the American Automobile Association, making travel mishaps even more likely this holiday season. Whether traveling to be with loved ones or for that end-of-year dream escape, there is a high potential for stress. Crowds can be overwhelming, and weather can quickly throw your plans into disarray. TravelInsurance.com, a leading travel insurance comparison website, offers tips to get you through the holiday travel season smoothly.

"Spending time with friends and family is really what this holiday season is all about; however, making this happen is often easier said than done," said Stan Sandberg, co-founder of TravelInsurance.com. "Whether road-tripping or taking to the skies, travel setbacks have become an inevitable part of travel during the busy season and can range from delays or cancellations to lost luggage. There are, however, some key ways to help alleviate the stress of the season, including purchasing travel insurance, that we encourage all travelers to consider."

Below are some tips from TravelInsurance.com to help reduce stress while traveling during the holidays:

Make a checklist. Holiday travel can involve a lot of things that travel at other times of the year does not. There's packing for different climates, the potential for bad weather, navigating crowds and making sure your holiday presents make it to your final destination. One of the best ways to organize is to make a detailed checklist of everything that needs to be done - from packing to reconfirming reservations to checking weather conditions. Experienced travelers will also create a contact list with all of the important phone numbers for the trip - your hotel, your car rental agency, your airline, your travel insurance provider, and friends or family you are meeting at your destination. Depending on your destination, consider keeping an electronic vault with your credit card numbers, photos of your passport or other identification to easily access if your belongings get lost or are stolen.

Purchase travel insurance. There are many problems that can arise during any trip; flights can get canceled or delayed, baggage can get lost, stolen or damaged, medical emergencies can occur, or work obligations can come between you and your vacation. "A good travel insurance policy covers all of these possible scenarios and more," continued Sandberg. "Instead of stressing out over these risks, you can travel with peace of mind by purchasing a quality travel protection plan that will ease the financial burden of the most common travel setbacks."

Get a head start. Ensuring that your plans are set and in place can be a major stress reliever. Pack a few days early to avoid the chaos of packing the night before your departure. Make arrangements with a sitter for your pets or enlist a friend or neighbor to watch your house. If you can, secure seating arrangements on your flights ahead of time to make sure your traveling party gets seated together. Make sure your mobile phones are fully charged, and download your airline's app so you'll get alerts if your flight is delayed or your gate changes.

Have gifts shipped to your destination. Checking items on a flight can be difficult, and there are limits to how many items can be checked with one passenger. Bringing gifts along for the trip only adds more luggage and stress. Chances are also good that the price of shipping the gifts to the destination is much cheaper than having the gifts checked on the plane. Just don't forget to purchase gift bags or wrapping paper as well to have when you arrive at your destination.

Leave early. Give yourself extra time to get to the airport, especially if you are planning to check baggage or if you are traveling with a large group. Busy travel days can mean traffic jams, long security lines and short staffing at the airport. Missing your flights may result in having to pay hefty change fees or having to purchase new tickets altogether.

Travel insurance comparison sites, like TravelInsurance.com, offer consumers a way to search, compare and purchase from among the most recognizable insurance provider names in the industry and afford a consumer a better chance of finding the right travel insurance plan at the right price. Consumers can buy directly and securely through the website and receive a policy via email within minutes.

For more information and travel tips, visit https://www.travelinsurance.com/.

About TravelInsurance.com:

TravelInsurance.com helps simplify the complicated world of travel insurance by providing consumers with the easiest way to compare and buy trip insurance coverage online. A member company of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, TravelInsurance.com is owned and operated by DigiVentures Holdings LLC, a licensed agency that works with some of the largest travel insurers in the industry. Purchases can be made directly through the website, with policies sent via email within minutes.

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Lisa Huscher joins EPIC as a Sales Executive, as Part of its LEAP Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Lisa Huscher has joined the firm as a sales executive through their LEAP sales development program.

Huscher will be based in Southern California and report to Bill Ferree, Principal and Pleasant Hill Team Lead. In her new position, Huscher is responsible for risk management consulting and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs. She will primarily focus on the healthcare industry as part of Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC.

Huscher brings over 20 years of experience in risk management and business consulting. She is very adept at bringing unique solutions to her clients across a number of industries. Prior to joining EPIC, Huscher held the position of Business Development Manager with OpenPlacement. She has also held positions with Care Partners at Home, My Virtual HomeCare & myvirtualcarevisit.com and Seniors Helping Seniors. Huscher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

"We are excited to have Lisa join our team and bring her healthcare expertise to the Edgewood Healthcare Advisors practice," said William Ferree, Principal, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, Pleasant Hill, California.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Healthcare team to bring an even greater level of expertise to our clients," added Curt Perata, Regional President, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants.

Lisa Huscher can be reached at lisa.huscher@epicbrokers.com or (714) 369-2133.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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EPIC Adds Matthew Presutti as Managing Principal in their New York operations

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Matthew Presutti has joined their EPIC New York operations as managing principal on the employee benefits team.

Presutti will be based in New York City as part of Frenkel Benefits, an EPIC Company and report to Adam Okun, co-president and Larry Kirshner, co-president EPIC New York. In his new position, he will responsible for the strategic oversight, new business development and the design, placement and management of employee benefits insurance programs and solutions.

Presutti brings nearly 30 years of experience to his role within the overall EPIC organization. He has a strong background in leading teams and developing creative employee benefits programs for clients to help increase the overall success of their business. Presutti joins the firm from HM Insurance Group.

He has also held positions with: MagnaCare, Brown & Brown Metro, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Prudential. Presutti has served as Board President with the Tewksbury Township Board of Education as well.

"We are excited to have Matthew join our team and bring his level of expertise to EPIC and our employee benefits clients," said Adam Okun, co-president, EPIC New York, Larry Kirshner, co-president, EPIC New York, "Matt brings industry knowledge and employee benefits experience that will add to our already robust team. We are thrilled to have him onboard."

Matthew Presutti can be reached at matthew.presutti@frenkel.com or (212) 488-0214.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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Cosmetic Insurance Services (CIS) Now Offering Insurance to Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Containing CBDs

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Cosmetic Insurance Services (CIS), a national multi-line Specialty Program Administrator and the nation's leading insurance provider to the Cosmetics and Personal Care industry, announced their ability to now offer insurance to those companies whose cosmetic and beauty products include CBDs (Cannabidiol) within their formulations.

"We are excited about this enhancement to our current underwriting guidelines. With the ability to provide insurance on this specific product class, we continue to offer cutting-edge insurance products and solutions tailored to fit the many diverse exposures that the ever-growing cosmetic industry is faced with," said Kenneth C. Hegel Jr; Managing Principal of Cosmetic Insurance Services - a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants.

"This new enhancement to our current underwriting guidelines demonstrates our commitment - to not only the cosmetics industry as a whole - but reinforces our dedication to the many clients we serve nationwide. We believe the capability to successfully underwrite this exposure and provide insurance on these specific products will allow us to continue to provide a superior insurance product to both our direct customers as well as our valued retail broker partners."

This development elevates the exclusive MGA Program and creates a path of continued and responsible premium growth alongside the valued insurance carriers that CIS partners with, securing CIS as the largest MGA of its kind.

About CIS:

Cosmetic Insurance Services is a Managing General Agent/retail insurance broker specializing in insuring the cosmetic, beauty and personal care industries. CIS works with companies that range from smaller start-ups to some of the largest, most established independent beauty brands. CIS is a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants.

For more information about CIS, a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, visit: https://epicbrokers.com/programs/cosmetics/

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After, Inc. launches QuickReg 2.0 with additional benefits for Manufacturers and their Customers

NORWALK, Conn. -- After, Inc., the global leader in Warranty Marketing and Analytics Solutions since 2005, just announced the launch of QuickReg(TM) 2.0, the next iteration of its smart registration solution. QuickReg(TM), launched in March 2019, helps manufacturers drive higher registration rates by making product registration quick, easy and convenient for consumers through their preferred channel of choice.

"Our research has shown that there are four reasons for low product registration rates," says Nate Baldwin, CEO of After, Inc. "First, current registration processes are not convenient for consumers. Consumers won't do it if it's manual, time-consuming and requires multiple steps. Second, registration must happen right away, when consumers first get their products, or it won't happen at all. Third, with CCPA and the additional consumer data protection legislation happening across the country, registration solutions must give consumers control over their data and how it is used. And finally, although consumers are more willing than ever to share their data, they must feel they are getting value in return. QuickReg incorporates all of these requirements."

QuickReg(TM) initially offered two ways for customers to register their products. They could send the model number via text to a specified phone number, or take a picture of the model number and send it via text or email. This would launch an automated process where QuickReg(TM) would engage the customer in a two-way discussion, verify their personal information, and complete the registration process in a few simple steps.

QuickReg(TM) 2.0 gives consumers an additional option. They can scan a QR code or RFID tag on the manufacturer's product box, with the model number embedded.

"A majority of manufacturers are moving towards using QR codes and RFID tags for product identification, so we have enhanced QuickReg to accept it," says Baldwin. "We are excited about QuickReg's added functionality and the convenience it provides to manufacturers and their customers."

To learn more about QuickReg(TM) and demo the solution for your organization, you can visit: http://afterinc.com/home/quickreg-smart-product-registration/.

About After, Inc.

After, Inc. (www.afterinc.com) is a global leader in the Warranty Services industry. Its predictive analytics, data-driven marketing strategies, reporting and program administration are second to none. After, Inc. has partnered with some of the world's top brands to help transform their warranty businesses, driving customer satisfaction post-purchase, higher product reliability, deeper brand equity and additional revenue / profit opportunities. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn. and with offices in New York City, After, Inc. is part of EPIC Insurance Group, a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm with 1,300 employees across the United States.

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