The IHC Group Announces Pet Insurance Affiliation With One of the Largest Health Insurance Companies in the United States

Share Article

IHC continues to expand its relationships with other carriers, providing supplemental pet insurance products, underwritten by IHC insurance carrier, and administered by Pets Best.

Serving over 1 million customers

We are excited to continue to expand our pet insurance offerings to health insurance companies who desire to round out their product portfolio"

The IHC Group is pleased to announce its pet insurance product is now available to customers of one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. Pet insurance coverage, underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, which is one of three insurance carriers in The IHC Group, offers coverage for illness, accidents, prescription medications, hospitalization, cancer and more. The plans are offered and administered by Pets Best, one of the largest pet insurance marketers in the United States and the only veterinarian-founded and operated pet insurance agency.

“We are excited to continue to expand our pet insurance offerings to health insurance companies who desire to round out their product portfolio,” said David Kettig, President of Independence American Insurance Company.

“Interest in pet insurance has continued to rise in the United States over the last decade. As the underwriting insurance carrier for Pets Best, we can offer a variety of insurance options to customers, from routine care to accident and illness coverage to cancer and feline illness plans. Having this many options available allows pet parents to select insurance coverage that’s right for their budget and their pets’ lifestyle, and can ultimately help provide peace-of-mind should their pet need costly care” said Kettig.

Pets Best pet insurance operates on a reimbursement model. Pet parents can choose any veterinarian, pay the cost of the visit, and submit a claim for reimbursement. Claims are typically processed within two business days. Plans for accidents and illnesses start at just $16 a month.

For more information about pet insurance, visit or contact Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC at 877-738-7237.

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

About Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC
Dr. Jack L. Stephens, president of Pets Best, founded pet insurance in the U.S. in 1981 with a mission to end euthanasia when pet owners couldn’t afford veterinary treatment. Dr. Stephens went on to present the first U.S. pet insurance policy to famous television dog Lassie. Pets Best provides coverage for dogs and cats and is the only veterinarian founded and operated pet insurance company in the United States. Dr. Stephens leads the Pets Best team with his passion for quality pet care and his expert veterinary knowledge. He is always available to answer questions regarding veterinarian medicine, pet health and pet insurance. The Pets Best team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Visit for more information.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Colleen McGuire