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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Fortegra Group, LLC (“Fortegra”), a global specialty insurer and subsidiary of Tiptree Inc. (NASDAQ: TIPT), today announced the expansion of its partnership with Badcock Home Furniture &more (“Badcock “).
For nearly 15 years, Fortegra has offered Badcock customers credit insurance and furniture service contracts. Replacing the former appliance and electronics service contract provider, Fortegra will now be the exclusive provider of credit insurance and protection plans across all 382 Badcock stores.
“We decided to consolidate our product offerings with Fortegra based on their approach to business and how they value partnership. Not only do they listen to our business needs, but more importantly, they are very intuitive to our customers’ needs, and that’s where the magic happens,” said Badcock’s Vice President of Retail Operations and Chief Credit Officer. , Mitchell Stiles.
“We are in the business of relationships and we want the customer to feel comfortable with their furniture purchases. Fortegra’s Concierge Services team has improved and personalized the claims process, giving us confidence that our customers are in good hands.
“Over the past few years, retail has evolved significantly and we are still considering how to ensure that service contracts are maintained. So we worked closely with Badcock to redesign their service contract process. From sales to claims, we’ve created a streamlined, multi-channel approach that better meets consumer needs,” said Holly Bohn, Chief Marketing Officer at Fortegra.
The Fortegra Group, LLC is a global specialty insurer. Fortegra and its subsidiaries underwrite and administer a comprehensive and diverse set of qualified and excess insurance products and warranty solutions in the United States and around the world. For over 40 years, Fortegra’s collaborative approach, experienced team and innovative products have fueled steady growth and increasing demand from national and international partners. The company holds an AM Best Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent). For more information about Fortegra, visit: https://www.fortegra.com/
About WS Badcock Corporation
Founded in 1904, WS Badcock Corporation is one of the largest privately held furniture companies in the United States. Headquartered in Mulberry, Florida, its more than 380 company-operated stores and associated dealerships employ more than 2,500 employees in eight southeastern states. Its Badcock Home Furniture &more stores offer a full range of furniture, appliances, bedding, electronics, home office furniture, accessories and seasonal items while offering easy in-house financing to its customers. . The company was named “2018 Retailer of the Year” by the National Home Furnishings Association.