ProtectCELL Wins Gold and Bronze Stevie® Awards in 2013 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service(S

4/17/2013 NOVI, MI--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2013) - ProtectCELL, a Fortegra Financial company (NYSE: FRF), was presented with two Stevie® Awards in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The company received the Gold Stevie Award in the Sales Growth Achievement category and a Bronze Award in the Customer Service Complaints Team category.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top sales awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards(SM) and International Business Awards(SM).

There were more than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry submitted to this year's competition. Entries were considered in 30 categories for customer service professionals and 41 categories for sales professionals. The judging panel, which consisted of greater than 100 members of eight specialized judging committees, determined the final Stevie Award placement this year.

"We are honored to have received awards in two categories," said Scott McLaren, President and Chief Marketing Officer for ProtectCELL. "These awards are a testament to the dedication of everyone within the company. We have always believed that by creating a work environment promoting openness and free thinking, we would attract associates who could help the business succeed, and that is exactly what happened. We will continue to utilize our talents and growing skills to further strengthen the business and to add to these accomplishments."

ProtectCELL was founded in 2006 out of a desire to offer reliable alternatives to traditional coverage products while better servicing customers' needs within the wireless marketplace. The company provides consumers affordable plans and continues to focus on developing customer-centered solutions. ProtectCELL is an industry leader within the mobile and electronic device space, offering a suite of integrated products and services designed to enhance, optimize and protect the customer's wireless lifestyle. The company not only protects the customer's mobile device or tablet by providing a device when it fails to work properly or is lost, but it also safeguards everything that is "in" the device, such as personal data, contacts and pictures.

"From our perspective this was the most successful Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service yet," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "Not just because of the increase in the number and variety of entries, but in the extraordinary quality of the entries. Judges have told me how impressed they were with the success stories they reviewed this year. All of this year's Stevie Award winners are truly deserving."

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/sales.

About ProtectCELL
ProtectCELL, a Fortegra company safeguards consumers' wireless lifestyles by offering valuable services and protection compared to limited warranties and standard insurance. Known for its strong alliances with industry-leading partners, ProtectCELL continues to evolve in order to meet the growing demands of both consumers and independent wireless dealers. For more information, please visit: www.protectcell.com. Fortegra Financial Corporation is an insurance services company that provides distribution and administration services and insurance-related products to insurance companies, insurance brokers and agents and other financial services companies in the United States. In addition, the Company sells insurance products and services directly to consumers. Fortegra Financial's brands include: Life of the South®, 4warranty, ProtectCELL, Continental Car Club™, Auto Knight Motor Club™, United Motor Club™, Consecta™, Pacific Benefits Group™, Bliss & Glennon™, South Bay Acceptance Corporation, Universal Equipment Recovery Group, and eReinsure™. For further information, please visit: www.fortegrafinancial.com.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com. Add to Twitter Add to Facebook Add to LinkedIn Add to Digg Add to StumbleUpon Add to Delicious