By John Laudenslager, President, Assurant Global Automotive

It’s hard to believe that already a year has passed since Assurant and The Warranty Group joined forces to form Assurant Global Automotive. We’ve come a long way in those twelve months to integrate our two organizations, and together, we’ve become a global leader of automotive solutions.  

From day one of the journey, we put our combined resources and expertise to work for you and your customers. As people continue to engage with vehicles in new and different ways, we’ve accelerated our investments in technology and enhanced our own ability to address the changing needs of the market.  

We promised you more innovation. And we believe we’ve delivered. If you were at NADA this year, then you know about Pocket Drive, our innovative telematic solution that harnesses mobility and vehicle data to benefit dealers and their customers. Pocket Drive is a direct result of our combined expertise in vehicles and connected devices, delivering more revenue, more efficiency and cost-saving opportunities to dealers while making vehicle ownership smarter, simpler and safer for consumers. 

We promised you more flexibility. So, we expanded our product suite across all distribution areas to be even more flexible, meeting virtually any customer need. Consumers are using vehicles in new and different ways, and we’ve responded by designing solutions that enable our clients to tailor products and services to satisfy the ever-changing needs of vehicle owners. 

We promised you broader capabilities and expertise. We’ve built on our more than 80 years of combined experience to enhance our automotive expertise and capabilities in actuarial, risk management, product, diverse profit structures, classroom and digital training, dealer development, automation and innovation. This includes our best-in-class Performance Institute training program that now integrates our classroom and digital coursework to help F&I staff sustain peak performance over time, creating a clear path to success with the support they need to get there. 

It’s been an exciting journey for us here at Assurant. We are appreciative of our client partners who have accompanied us every step of the way, and we look forward to continuing our journey together on the road ahead. 

We’re just getting started.