NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Petplan pet insurance is excited to announce a new three-year extension to its relationship with AARP as a pet insurance provider, helping thousands of Americans save money on pet health care.
"Helping AARP members take the best care of their pets, no matter their budget, has been rewarding since we first started offering this AARP member benefit in 2014," says Natasha Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of Petplan. "We're so pleased to have this opportunity to ensure that millions of AARP members have access to affordable pet insurance."
Under the agreement, AARP members will receive exclusive special offers, discounted rates and other benefits. The most significant perk AARP members receive via the relationship is up to a 10% online discount1 on their monthly premiums.
Members will also receive:
- complete coverage for new illnesses and unexpected injuries
- freedom to use any veterinarian in North America
- a dedicated 24/7 customer service team (available at 1.800.239.6870)
- express claims submission with the Petplan app or via online account
- a subscription to Petplan's award-winning pet health magazine, fetch!
- up to a $35 Petplan Visa® Prepaid Card2 on initial signup, which can be used toward annual veterinary exams and other pet wellness care expenses
"Our members regard their pets as part of the family, who deserve the same top-notch health care any other relative would receive," says AARP Services Inc. senior vice president Angela Jones. "The security of being financially backed by the world's largest pet insurance provider when faced with unexpected veterinary bills—and being able to obtain that service at a discount—gives great peace of mind to AARP members. Petplan has proven themselves as more than just an insurance provider; they're truly passionate about pet health and that is why we are excited to continue our relationship."
"Our relationship with AARP allows us to help extend longevity and quality of life for their members' pets, which in turn enriches the health and wellbeing of the members themselves," says Ashton. "We've used our more than 40 years of global industry experience to offer a product that truly fits pet owners' needs, and we service that product with compassionate, friendly, round-the-clock customer care. Our goal is to offer more than just financial aid to pet owners—we're here to help them support the health of their pets through every stage of life."
For more information about how AARP members can take advantage of this exclusive offer, please visit www.gopetplan.com/aarp.
1. 5% member discount, 5% online discount. Subject to state approvals. Discounts not available in FL, HI and TN.
2. This Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Prepaid card offer is not available in FL, ND and WA. Offer subject to change, subject to state approvals, and may not be available in all states. Not valid with any other offer.
Petplan has built an industry-leading pet insurance policy for pet parents who demand a higher pedigree of care for their best friends. We've leveraged 40 years of global experience to create completely customizable coverage pet parents can feel confident in, and world-class claims service that operates 24 hours a day, every day.
Petplan's innovative approach to pet insurance has been recognized by Forbes, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Inc. magazine, Smart CEO, the Communicator Awards, Ernst & Young and many others.
Petplan policies are underwritten in the U.S. by XL Specialty Insurance Company and in Canada by XL Specialty Insurance Company-Canadian Branch. The company is rated A+ by S&P (2017). Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions. For more information about Petplan pet insurance, visit www.petplan.com or call 1-866-467-3875.
AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.
ABOUT AARP SERVICES, INC.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP's millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.
SOURCE AARP Services Inc.