BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- From everyday accidents to more serious health issues, the costs of pet care can add up. Pet parents countrywide can now turn to Liberty Mutual Insurance to protect their pets with customized coverage plans which matter most when unexpected expenses arise around preventative healthcare, accidents or injuries. As an added value and through a new partnership with Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group™, provider of Hartville Pet Insurance, Liberty Mutual customers can receive up to a 10 percent discount on pet insurance and an additional 10 percent discount for multiple pets.
Pets are often seen as part of the family; in fact, pet owners view themselves as more than just "owners" – the majority (82 percent) of pet insurance customers consider themselves "pet parents."1 Pet insurance is growing in popularity as consumers try to give their pets the best and healthiest lives possible. The market in the U.S. is expected to reach $1 billion by 2019, with the number of dogs and cats insured reaching almost two million2. Each year, one in three pets need emergency care, and in 2016 alone $15.95 billion was spent on vet care for pets in the U.S3. By offering pet insurance as a convenient option for Liberty Mutual customers, pet parents will have more access to care with fewer financial barriers to veterinary services.
"Pet health insurance is an important option for pet parents to help make sure their dog or cat is covered when the unexpected happens," said Chad Lovell, vice president and senior managing director of Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Consumer Markets, at Liberty Mutual Insurance. "We want our customers to have the most protection possible and are providing even more value through bundled policies and a pet insurance discount. Our goal is to make pet healthcare more accessible and affordable through this new partnership."
Policies are provided by Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group™ through its licensed agency, and include:
- Accident and injury coverage including treatment for swallowed objects, broken bones, toxic ingestions, cuts, burns, and more.
- Illness coverage includes treatment for serious conditions, like diabetes or cancer, as well as minor conditions, like an upset stomach or an ear infection.
- Preventative coverage, an add-on option, reimburses a scheduled amount for a list of services that help keep your pet healthy, like annual exams and vaccines.
To learn more about pet insurance through Liberty Mutual, go to LibertyMutual.com/PetInsurance. With a variety of coverage options, it's easy to find the right plan at the right price for your pet.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own and cherish. Keeping this promise means we are there when our policyholders throughout the world need us most.
In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual is a diversified insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world. We are the fifth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2016 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2016 revenue. Liberty employs over 50,000 people in more than 800 offices throughout the world.
The fifth largest auto and home insurer in the U.S., Liberty Mutual (libertymutual.com) sells full lines of coverage for automobile, homeowners, valuable possessions, personal liability, and individual life insurance. We are an industry leader in affinity partnerships, offering car and home insurance to employees and members of more than 15,000 companies, credit unions, professional associations and alumni groups.
About Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group™
Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group's pet health insurance plans are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company and produced by C&F Insurance Agency, Inc. (NPN # 3974227), a Crum & Forster company. The agency markets the plans through veterinary practices, to employers, associations and brokers, and direct to consumers in a variety of online and offline channels. More information can be found at www.CFPetInsurance.com.
Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group is a trademark of United States Fire Insurance Company.
C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. Crum & Forster is comprised of leading and well-established property and casualty business units.
Travis Reynolds, Director, Media Relations
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