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Universal Insurance is First to Offer Free Identity Management to Policyholders in Puerto Rico

Universal Insurance Company today announces that it will provide bilingual identity theft services from Identity Theft 911 at no charge to its policyholders, becoming the first insurance company to do so in Puerto Rico.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Insurance Company today announces that it will provide bilingual identity management services from Identity Theft 911 at no charge to its policyholders, becoming the first insurance company to do so in Puerto Rico.

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Universal is taking the lead in combating Puerto Rico's growing incidence of identity theft by extending to policyholders Identity Theft 911's LifeStages services, which help protect and restore the identity of customers. Universal will provide these services free of charge under the name IDSafe(TM).

"Our policyholders need this protection at a time when identity theft is growing at an alarming rate," said Monique Miranda, President and CEO of Universal Group, Inc. "Our partnership with Identity Theft 911 provides our policyholders the expertise of our strategic partner they can trust to assist them in resolving their case quickly and give them peace of mind."

Universal's partnership with Identity Theft 911 comes at a critical time for Puerto Ricans, whose birth certificates demonstrate U.S. citizenship and can be used to obtain fraudulent social services, driver's licenses and passports.

"Universal is taking the lead in Puerto Rico by providing policyholders with our state-of-the-art prevention and protection services to keep its customers safe," said Matt Cullina, chief executive officer of Identity Theft 911. "We're excited to partner with a company that is coming up with a comprehensive solution for its customers at exactly the right time."

Identity Theft 911's bilingual fraud specialists service fraud victims, from the initial call for help until the case is resolved. We provide educational information and advice to help protect people from the loss of their identity and our bilingual fraud specialists service victims from the initial call for help.

About Universal Insurance Co.

Universal is Puerto Rico's preferred insurance and financial services provider. For more than 30 years, it has offered insurance for individuals and businesses, remaining close to its customers as it expanded to offer investment assistance and other financial services. Universal continues to strengthen bridges between Puerto Rico and the United States, and has expanded its services to fast-growing regions of the U.S., For more information, visit www.universalpr.com.

About Identity Theft 911

A leader in identity theft and data breach management, resolution and education services serving more than 30 million people nationwide, Identity Theft 911 provides enterprise-level fraud solutions for a wide range of organizations--including Fortune 500 companies, the nation's largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers and banks and credit unions. For more information, visit www.identitytheft911.com and the Identity Theft 911 Knowledge Center at www.identitytheft911.org.

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