ProtectCELL Again Recognized For Exemplary Workplace Practices

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Receives Prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility

ProtectCELL, a Fortegra Financial company (NYSE: FRF), has been honored again with the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. The award recognizes ProtectCELL for its use of flexibility and other aspects of workplace effectiveness as a workplace strategy to increase business success and employee and customer satisfaction.

This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Michigan and across the country.

“To receive this award once is an honor. To receive it two years in a row is a spectacular feeling,” said Scott McLaren, ProtectCELL’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Recognizing the demands life places on our team and creating a flexible, forward thinking workplace to help achieve balance has always been a goal at ProtectCELL. We continue to believe that this type of thinking will continue to support the great culture we have here at ProtectCELL that has driven our success. It also leads to a happy team and ultimately better business results and satisfied customers and clients.”

Workplace flexibility — such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks — has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees. Flexibility in combination with other aspects of an effective workplace—such as learning opportunities and supervisor support for job success—can have a powerful impact on employee engagement and motivation.

“As a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Award, ProtectCELL ranks among the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace,” said Ellen Galinsky, FWI president. “In addition, what makes this honor so special is that their employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.”

The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers’ flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey on the key ingredients of an effective and flexible workplace. All applicants are measured against national norms from the National Study of Employers.

When Work Works is a national project to educate the business community on the value of workplace flexibility by sharing research and promising practices, and conducting the annual Sloan Awards. It is an ongoing initiative of FWI and SHRM.

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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: http://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 ClubTM, Auto Knight Motor ClubTM, United Motor ClubTM, ConsectaTM, Pacific Benefits GroupTM, Bliss & GlennonTM, South Bay Acceptance Corporation, Universal Equipment Recovery Group, and eReinsureTM. For further information, please visit: http://www.fortegrafinancial.com.

About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Visit http://www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks @FWINews and @SHRMPress, and join the workflex conversation on Facebook.com/FWINew.

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Molly Noonan, Public Relations
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