Zurich enters the pet insurance space in Germany
German direct-to-consumer insurer DA Direkt , in partnership with Dentolo , has started to offer a pet insurance product under the name Petolo .
Both companies are subsidiaries of Zurich Group Germany .
Coverage is offered online via three packages: Comfort, Premium, and Premium Plus. Other products such as pure surgical protection insurance for dogs and coverage for cats will follow.
The product also features a telemedicine service in partnership with FirstVet .
“Via our partner FirstVet, Petolo customers can quickly and easily contact an online veterinarian at any time and make an appointment for a video consultation. We are again breaking new ground in the market with our digital offer. Because depending on the tariff, the customer even benefits from a higher reimbursement after the free video consultation.” – Peter Stockhorst, CEO of DA Direkt.
In addition to reimbursement of veterinary visits, treatments in veterinary clinics, or dental pain relief measures, the product offers preventive treatments and pet care in the event of the owner being sick.
“With our innovative animal health insurance, we are taking the next step in the realignment of DA Direkt. We are expanding our range and here, too, offer our customers more than just insurance. On the basis of our very successful cooperation with dentolo in the field of dental insurance, we are now starting with petolo in the attractive market for animal health insurance. In the last few months of the pandemic-related restrictions on contact, pets have become even more important for people. Whether dog or cat – we want to give our customers the best possible support in the health of their pets. And therefore offer significantly more than the established insurers in this segment.” – Peter Stockhorst, CEO of DA Direkt.