MAYFIELD, Ohio — Progressive is looking to help you protect your four-legged friends by expanding into the voluntary pet insurance game.
Through a relationship with with Pets Best, Progressive Pet Insurance by Pets Best will be available to all U.S. companies looking to include pet insurance electable as a voluntary employee benefit.
"Pet ownership in this country is at an all-time high, and costs for veterinary care continue to rise as we see more sophisticated medical technologies and improved treatment options. To help address this challenge, many pet owners are turning to pet insurance for protection," said Chris Middleton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pets Best. "This expanded product offering with Progressive allows us to reach even more business owners, HR managers, brokers and decision makers who turn to Progressive for their commercial insurance needs."
Progressive has been in partnership with Pets Best since 2009, offering pet health insurance plans to dog and cat owners throughout the U.S.
"We understand that employers are looking for ways to create more comprehensive and competitive benefits packages," said Drew Purcell, Business Development Leader at Progressive. "Employees are placing increased importance on work perks that compliment their lifestyles and recognize what's most important to them. By offering pet insurance as a voluntary benefit, employers can tap into the strong bond that many people have with their pets."
The coverage is flexible, allowing employees to elect the amount of coverage that suits their needs and comes with free 24/7 Pet Helpline access amid any pet wellness questions or concerns.
Employers will face no additional fees by adding Progressive Pet Insurance by Pets Best as a voluntary benefit for their employees and is available to companies of any size. Employers will also have the option to cover part or all of the pet insurance for their employees, or elect to have their employees pay the premiums directly.