CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - The Warranty Group, Inc. and American Residential Warranty (ARW) announced today a multi-year extension of their existing agreement, which offers valuable warranty programs to homeowners throughout the United States.

The contract extension includes the addition of appliance coverage in California, Nevada and Virginia, bringing protection provided through ARW to all 50 states. Home warranty coverage also is expanded to include external water lines, external sewer lines and well pumps.

"The Warranty Group is pleased to continue our partnership with American Residential Warranty," said Justin Thomas, senior vice president at The Warranty Group. "The Warranty Group has a long-standing heritage of offering financial protection to consumers on appliances and major home-related systems. Through this contract extension we can further support ARW in delivering that security across the country."

"Our direct-to-consumer marketing expertise has allowed for truly incredible growth and extending this deal with The Warranty Group assures our customers will continue to receive the high quality service that ARW has become synonymous with," said Richard Kaufman, chief executive officer of American Residential Warranty. "Through our continued relationship with The Warranty Group we have been able to develop and offer a comprehensive suite of home warranty products, which we feel has been integral to our success."

About The Warranty Group
Celebrating 50 years of industry leadership, The Warranty Group is one of the world's premier global providers of warranty solutions and related benefits, with operations in more than 30 countries and 1,900 employees. With Virginia Surety Company and London General Insurance as our wholly-owned insurance companies, The Warranty Group is a single-source solution that provides underwriting, claims administration, and marketing expertise to some of the world's 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

About American Residential Warranty
American Residential Warranty (ARW), a nationally recognized leader in the home warranty industry providing customizable home protection solutions to homeowners across the United States. ARW specializes in direct-to-consumer marketing, running highly successful national multimedia campaigns including television, web, radio and print. For more information, visit