Co-founders, Chris and Natasha Ashton, learned firsthand of the need for pet health insurance when they were without it in 2001. While concurrently pursuing their MBA degrees at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Ashton’s beloved Birman cat, Bodaceia, suffered a medical emergency, which was accompanied by a $5,000 veterinary bill. Although there was never a doubt that Chris and Natasha would provide their pet with the best care, it sparked in them the notion that they were likely not alone in this experience. As such, the Ashton’s worked to introduce pet health insurance that offered true protection – and value – to pet parents and of course, their beloved companions. Five years later —and quite appropriately in the Chinese Year of the Dog, 2006—Petplan was launched in the US.
Today, Petplan is the highest rated pet health insurance provider in America and the exclusive pet health insurance partner of The Humane Society of the United States. Based in Philadelphia, Petplan is consistently ranked highest in customer satisfaction and service by the third-party, independent source, PetInsuranceReview.com, as it was the first company to offer pet parents flexible, customizable policies with a choice of annual policy limit, deductible and co-pay amounts.
Affiliated with Petplan UK—the world’s largest and most trusted pet insurance company – Petplan is the only pet insurer in the US to offer a Covered for LifeTM guarantee and to cover all hereditary and congenital conditions with no dollar or time limits per condition as standard.
Petplan is proud to have an A+ rating with Allianz, the world’s largest property and casualty insurer, as an underwriting partner. Petplan is licensed in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, and will be available in Canada in 2011.
For more information about Petplan, please call toll free 1.866.Go.Petplan (1.866.467.3875) to speak with a Licensed Pet Insurance Advisor or visit our website at www.GoPetplan.com