HomeServe to Offer Protection Plans to West Penn Power Customers

GREENSBURG, Pa.--()--HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home emergency repair service plans, today announced a new agreement to offer optional plans to West Penn Power customers in Pennsylvania. Customers within West Penn Power’s service area will have the opportunity to obtain protection against the inconvenience and unexpected expense of home repairs. The new program will begin with an offer for the Exterior Electric Line service plan, which customers will receive in the mail over the next few weeks.

The Exterior Electric Line service plan provided by HomeServe offers homeowners protection against repairs to the home’s exterior electrical components that connect to the West Penn Power electric system. This can include repairs to the weatherhead, riser pipe, insulators, meter base and service entrance cable. These repairs can be costly and are not typically covered by basic homeowners insurance. Plan holders will have access to a Repair Hotline that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to bring local, licensed, and insured electricians right to their home for repairs. The plan costs $5.49 a month.

Under the new program, West Penn Power customers will also have access to other repair plans through HomeServe. These include plans covering interior electrical wiring, gas piping, as well as heating, cooling and water heating systems.

“We are pleased to be able to extend HomeServe’s optional plans to West Penn Power customers as a simple and affordable safety net against the expense and stress of urgent home repairs,” said Tom Rusin, CEO of HomeServe USA. “Homeowners can face a great deal of stress when customer-owned electrical wiring is damaged and power can’t be restored, or when the air conditioner suddenly breaks down on the hottest day of the year. Our plans provide convenient, timely repairs and relieve financial burdens when these emergencies occur.”

The offering of HomeServe’s repair plans to West Penn Power customers is an expansion of HomeServe’s existing relationship with FirstEnergy, the parent company of West Penn Power. HomeServe’s plans protect more than 250,000 homeowners in Pennsylvania and Ohio who are customers of FirstEnergy’s utilities – Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison, Met-Ed, Penelec, and Penn Power.

West Penn Power customers will be receiving details about the new program in the mail this month. For more information, contact HomeServe toll-free at 1-888-658-3800 or visit www.homeserveusa.com.

About HomeServe

HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe) is an independent provider of home emergency repair service plans. For over a decade, the company has protected homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home emergencies by providing affordable coverage and quality service. HomeServe, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, serves over 1.6 million homeowners in the US and Canada and dedicates itself to being a customer-focused company providing best-in-class emergency repair plans through leading utility partners and directly to consumers. For more information about HomeServe, please go to www.homeserveusa.com, follow us on www.twitter.com/homeserveusa and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homeserveusa.

Contacts

HomeServe USA
Myles Meehan, 203-356-4259
Myles.Meehan@homeserveusa.com
or
ICR, Inc. for HomeServe USA
Sari Martin, 646-277-1256
hsusa@icrinc.com

Release Summary

HomeServe announced a new agreement to offer optional repair service plans to West Penn Power customers in Pennsylvania.

Contacts

HomeServe USA
Myles Meehan, 203-356-4259
Myles.Meehan@homeserveusa.com
or
ICR, Inc. for HomeServe USA
Sari Martin, 646-277-1256
hsusa@icrinc.com