Unum partners with Nationwide

Unum, a provider of workplace benefits and services, has launched Unum Pet Insurance in partnership with Nationwide.

The new coverage, available through the employee benefits channel, offers 50% and 70% reimbursement options and access to VetHelpline, Nationwide’s virtual vet support service. Employees will also be able to add wellness coverage.

“We are thrilled to be rounding out our voluntary benefits portfolio with the addition of Unum Pet Insurance. As workforce needs and employee expectations evolve, we must too. Employees want more than protection for themselves — they want to ensure their families are cared for as well. For employers, it is important to remember that everyone defines family differently, and for many, pets are just as important as any other member of the household. Unum Pet Insurance ensures that we’re meeting employees where they’re at and fulfilling our purpose of helping the working world thrive throughout life’s moments.” – Tim Arnold, Unum Group’s executive vice president of voluntary benefits and president of Colonial Life, a Unum Group company.

“Employers are looking for every lever to keep their best employees and attract top talent, and research shows that offering pet-related benefits provides that competitive advantage. Offering pet health insurance as a voluntary benefit is a win/win for employer and employee. It demonstrates that the company is invested in the wellbeing of the whole family, and it makes it easier and more affordable for employees to protect their beloved pets. This partnership between Nationwide and Unum positions our industry-leading companies to support a greater number of pet-owning employees and provide more care for more pets.” – Melissa Lovely, Vice President of Sales for Nationwide pet insurance.