Join the Service Contract Industry Council
The Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC) is a national trade association formed in 1991 that concentrates on issues affecting the service contract industry and the consumers who purchase them.
SCIC works with lawmakers to develop fair and consistent regulation to protect consumers, maintain a free market, and ensure the industry's long-term viability.
SCIC members include companies that represent multiple facets of the service contract industry, including manufacturers, insurers, retailers, and administrators. Collectively, the member companies of the SCIC sell or administer more than 80% of all appliance, consumer electronics, home and motor vehicle extended warranties sold in the nation.
Our primary function is to monitor state and national legislative activities and actively participates in these processes by submitting model legislation, lobbying for standards beneficial to both consumers and industry, and contributing to relevant legislative and administrative proceedings.
If your firm offers service contracts, SCIC should be one of your partners.
Benefits of membership include:
Lobbying - Skilled advocacy before legislative bodies and regulatory agencies in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with expertise in communicating with leadership and senior-level managers about issues of policy and compliance.
Legislative Tracking - Electronic monitoring of legislation that may be aimed at regulating service contracts and/or your company. Upon request, we can also track pertinent issues for individual member companies.
Legal Services - In our capacity as General Counsel, we review relevant case law, administrative opinions and other regulatory guidance documents requiring legal analysis affecting members companies.
Management Services - Day-to-day management of the affairs of the Council include planning and holding teleconferences or special meetings; serving as custodian of Council funds, handling the invoicing and collection of dues and special assessments as well as maintenance of the Council web site.
Information Services - Through our legislative and regulatory tracking efforts, we post summaries outlining key features of relevant legislation, new administrative bulletins or regulatory opinions that affect our members and other "hot" newsworthy items. This information is made available only to members through a password-protected component of web site.
Public Relations Services - Creation and distribution of industry-related information to national and other media, message development and targeting and assistance with media-generated inquiries.
Click here for membership dues information and the registration form.