Nationwide partners with Walmart to offer a pet prescription program

Nationwide which insures over 900,000 pets and Walmart have partnered to help pet parents fill their pet prescription medications at any of Walmart’s 4,700 pharmacies across the country.

Nationwide Pet Rx Express gives Nationwide’s pet insurance members access to pet prescription medicines and introduces an expedited, in-store claims experience. Members can log into to sign up for the program and access their digital ID card to present at the Walmart pharmacy. Through this partnership, Nationwide pet insurance members will have access to Walmart’s most commonly prescribed pet-specific medications for chronic disease and flea, tick and heartworm prevention.

“Families deserve the same convenience when tending to their pets’ health as they do their own. Offering on-the-spot claims filing and preferred pricing at a major retail location helps our members save time and money. We’re working to make it possible for every American to bring a pet into their family and this first-of-its-kind partnership with the country’s leading pet retailer brings us closer to that goal.” – Nationwide Chief Pet Officer Heidi Sirota.

“Whether our customers are buying prescription pet medicine or an insurance policy, we want to provide an effortless experience and unmatched value. Partnering with Walmart to both lower costs and streamline the claims process at the pharmacy counter is a terrific example of innovating to meet our members’ needs, and we’re excited about providing them this convenient, new option when managing their pets’ care.” – Nationwide Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer Mike Mahaffey.

“Affordable health & wellness offerings for families is important for the whole family, including family pets. We are proud to partner with Nationwide to further support our commitment of helping people save money and live better, and healthier, in a way that is convenient and accessible.” – Luke Kleyn, Vice President, Health & Wellness, Walmart.

Bottom Line: It isn’t uncommon for pet insurers to pay out 71 cents on the dollar making pet insurance pleasant insurance in the event of fulfilled promises.

PS. UnitedHealthcare is offering employees pet plans from Figo. “In recognition of the correlation between pet ownership and better health, UnitedHealthcare is excited to announce a new pet insurance plan from Figo that can help employees find quality veterinary care at an affordable price.”