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SouthwestRe Wins the Dealers’ Choice Gold Award for Service Contract Reinsurance for the Second Year in a Row

Jun 21, 2018

Albuquerque, NM –  (June 21, 2018) – SouthwestRe Reinsure, Inc. (SouthwestRe) is very pleased to announce that the Company has been awarded the 2018 Dealers’ Choice Gold Award for Service Contract Reinsurance. This marks the second year in a row that SouthwestRe has won this prestigious award. The Dealers’ Choice awards are determined by a survey sent to readers of Auto Dealer Today, and F&I and Showroom magazine. Voting was open solely to dealers and dealership personnel.

“All of us at SouthwestRe are very grateful to everyone who voted once again to recognize the enormous value of SouthwestRe’s reinsurance programs,” said Eddie Eckert, President of SouthwestRe. “Clearly, an annual trend is in the making, as more and more dealerships have chosen to recognize our Company in this extraordinary fashion. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who voted. This is appreciated more than you could possibly know.”

“Congratulations to SouthwestRe for earning a second consecutive Gold award for Service Contract Reinsurance,” said Tariq Kamal, Associate Publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom.  “It is a difficult feat in a highly competitive category.”

“To win the Dealers’ Choice Gold award for two years in a row is such a gratifying experience,” said Carmen Torres, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for SouthwestRe. “Now that SouthwestRe is a part of iA Financial Group, and now that we have two Dealers’ Choice Gold awards to our name, our dealership partners can expect us to raise the bar even higher and work that much harder for them.  Although we are striving for a Platinum or Diamond award in multiple categories next year, we are honored to receive the Gold award again this year.  This tells us that our efforts continue to be recognized throughout the Industry, and we appreciate the confidence our dealership partners have in us.”

The Dealers’ Choice Awards will be presented during a special ceremony at Industry Summit, held from October 8-10 at the Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

About SouthwestRe:

SouthwestRe, a subsidiary of iA Financial Group, has been a leading third party administrator and provider of reinsurance programs since 1985. Through independent agents and other distribution channels, SouthwestRe offers a complete line of Finance & Insurance (F&I) products to franchise and independent automobile dealers throughout the country, who in turn offer them to their customers. SouthwestRe is perhaps best known to the general public for service contracts sold under the names First Automotive, PowerRev, ProTrek, and TruckGuard, and to its clients for its Industry-leading reinsurance programs. iA Financial Group is a business name and trademark of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.