Industry First Companion Horse Health Insurance Announced by Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group™
Inaugural Policy Sold to Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary for Miniature Horse Kachina
AKRON, Ohio (June 5, 2017) – Crum & Forster Pet Insurance GroupTM has announced an industry-first for the equine community with the launch of veterinary care insurance for companion horses, a product typically reserved for race or performance horses. Policies will be underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company and produced by C&F Insurance Agency, Inc., a Crum & Forster company.
To mark the occasion, the company recognized its first policy, which was sold to cover a rescued miniature horse named Kachina at Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary in Ravenna, Ohio.
“Companion horse owners, like dog and cat pet parents, need a product like veterinary care insurance that can provide financial reimbursement when the horse gets injured or becomes sick,” said Dennis Rushovich, Senior Vice President, Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group. “We’re proud to be the first with such an important service.”
The company’s ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance Horse plan covers accidents, injuries, illnesses and more, and features simple reimbursement based on a percentage of the veterinarian’s invoice. Coverage is currently available in six states: New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Every policy includes colic coverage (a relatively common equine digestive disorder) and the ability to add on preventive care for an additional cost.
The plan is simple to understand and it’s easy to submit claims, with an option to do so electronically online. Plans come with a low annual deductible, limits that reset yearly, and a multiple horse or pet discount.
“The horse-human bond, similar to that of a cat or dog, is very strong. Companion horses are part of the family, and now owners have a way to protect their equine family members too,” said Laurie Jackson, Director of Operations, Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary.
For more information, please visit www.protectyourhorse.com.
About Crum & Forster Pet Insurance GroupTM
Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group is one of the oldest and largest pet health insurance providers in the United States. The 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.
ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, one of the most popular pet insurance programs in the U.S., is provided by Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group through its licensed agency. The ASPCA® is not an insurer and is not engaged in the business of insurance. Through a licensing agreement, the ASPCA receives a royalty fee that is in exchange for use of the ASPCA’s marks and is not a charitable contribution. More information on ASPCA Pet Health Insurance can be found online at www.aspcapetinsurance.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