CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 9, 2015) - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services, is proud to announce a multi-year agreement with Haier America, a leader in appliances and consumer electronics, to provide consumers with extended service contracts on Haier appliances and consumer electronics.

The new service contract program, known as Haier Service Plans, provides coverage beyond the manufacturer's warranty. Service on covered items will be provided by the Haier authorized service network. Coverage includes smart solutions such as power surge protection and food loss coverage.

"Haier's strong focus on customer satisfaction combined with our customer retention and loyalty expertise will provide an outstanding experience for Haier customers across the nation," stated Daniel Cantafi, vice president of sales, North America Consumer Products and Third Party Administrators at The Warranty Group. "We believe our proven programs will help Haier further distinguish itself as a premier manufacturer in major appliance and consumer electronics."

"The relationship with The Warranty Group is a great fit for us," explained Jay Reynolds, vice president of service, Haier America. "Their ability to deliver innovative solutions and affordable protection plans allows Haier's customers to live a smart lifestyle with peace of mind."

Haier Service Plans are available now on all appliances and consumer electronics sold through Haier America.

About The Warranty Group: Celebrating more than 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 35 countries and nearly 1,700 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 Haier: Haier America ( is a subsidiary of Haier Group, the world's No. 1 major appliance brand as ranked by Euromonitor International 2014, and a global leader in consumer electronics. Haier employs more than 70,000 people around the world and distributes products in more than 100 countries and regions with global revenues reaching $32.1 billion in 2014.