Independence American Insurance Company Pleased to Announce Rick Faucher Accepts Board Position with North American Pet Health Insurance Association

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As Chief Business Development Officer for IHC Carrier Solutions, Faucher Helps Expand Insurance Carrier Footprint in Pet Insurance Space

Strength. Vision. Stability.

Rick Faucher has accepted a board position as Director at Large with North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA), an organization comprised of pet health insurance companies and pet health professionals.

“I am honored to be part of North American Pet Health Insurance Association, and to serve with so many executives who are committed to ethical practices and collectively working together to preserve quality care, encourage emerging technologies and build community within the pet health insurance industry,” said Faucher, Chief Business Development Officer for IHC Carrier Solutions, which is a member of The IHC Group.

Independence American Insurance Company is one of three insurance carriers that are a subsidiary of The IHC Group, and the only IHC carrier that underwrites pet insurance.

“A May 2013 scientific statement by the American Heart Association demonstrates that pet ownership reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. As a company that cares about the health and wellbeing of every member of the family, we believe healthy pets ultimately mean healthy pet parents. IHC wants to be at the forefront of this growing trend of pet insurance coverage,” said Faucher.

For more information about pet insurance opportunities with The IHC Group, contact Rick Faucher at rick(dot)faucher(at)ihcgroup(dot)com.

About IHC Carrier Solutions
IHC Carrier Solutions provides actuarial, legal, compliance and program management services to the fully-insured insurance segment of IHC. In addition, this group is responsible for business development activities including new deals and business block evaluation, product development, plus managing strategic partnerships and external third-party administrators and marketing relationships.

About Independence American Insurance Company
Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Independence Corp. and a member of The IHC Group. In business since 1973, IAIC is headquartered in New York and is licensed to conduct business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. IAIC products include: temporary health insurance, employer medical stop-loss, provider excess loss, pet insurance, hospital indemnity and fixed indemnity for individuals and families. Product availability varies by state.

About The IHC Group
The IHC Group is an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. Members of The IHC Group include Independence Holding Company, American Independence Corp., Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American Insurance Company. Each insurance carrier in The IHC Group has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company, Inc., a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their relative financial strength and ability to meet policyholder obligations. (An A++ rating from A.M. Best is its highest rating.) Collectively, the companies in The IHC Group provide insurance coverage to more than one million individuals and groups. For more information about The IHC Group, visit

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