Newtown Square, PA (PRWEB) October 06, 2014
Petplan, providers of North America’s best-loved pet insurance, launched special offers and discounted rates exclusively for AARP members.
AARP members will receive a minimum online discount of 10% on their monthly premiums as well as numerous “pawesome” perks upon sign up and renewal, including:
- a dedicated customer service team
- a $35 Petplan Visa® Prepaid Card,1 a wellness benefit that can be used toward annual veterinary exams and other routine pet health care expenses
- a complimentary subscription to Petplan’s award-winning pet health magazine, fetch!, featuring dedicated content written especially for AARP members
In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month this October, Petplan will give AARP members (and homeless pets!) another tail-wagging reward. Petplan will pay $25 towards adoption fees for AARP members who adopt a shelter pet and protect them with Petplan by October 31. Not only will homeless pets find fur-ever homes but also a two-legged companion they can love unconditionally.
“The decision to add pet insurance as our first pet-focused benefit was clear,” said AARP Services Inc. senior vice president Angela Jones. “With more people considering their pets to be a part of the family, we saw a need to help members care for their pets. After conducting a thorough review of providers, Petplan emerged as the clear leader for offering the simplest and most comprehensive coverage. By putting pet health at the forefront of everything they do and making our members a priority with dedicated customer service, Petplan is delivering a key value for AARP members. Their reputation for providing superior value plans and top-rated customer service makes Petplan an excellent option for members seeking the added financial security of pet insurance.”
According to Petplan, every six seconds a pet owner is faced with a vet bill in excess of $1,000. This unexpected expense can be challenging for any family. Petplan’s pet insurance offers protection for both the family pet and budget, allowing members to enjoy the benefits of pet ownership without the worry of unforeseen medical expenses.
Petplan co-founders and co-CEO’s, Chris and Natasha Ashton, applaud AARP’s commitment to helping their members get the most out of life. “Just as AARP aims to increase the quality of life of its members, we strive to do the same for the pets we protect,” said Natasha Ashton. “This offer goes beyond providing financial savings. It allows Petplan to be a resource for members, giving them the support and tools they need to keep their pets thriving into old age. With the unconditional love and companionship our pets give us, it’s only natural that we want to give them the best possible care in return.”
“According to APPA, 70% of baby boomers own pets,” said Chris Ashton. “The opportunity to protect a massive number of pets, and to keep them happy and healthy long into their senior years, is not only a game changer in the industry but an honor for Petplan. We are committed to showing AARP members why we are the top-rated customer service team in North America, and how simple protecting their pets’ health with transparent, affordable coverage can be.”
For more information about how AARP members can take advantage of this exclusive offer, including how to receive $25 towards pet adoption fees in October, please visit http://www.gopetplan.com/aarp.
1. Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by CenterState Bank of Florida, NA pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.
Petplan is more than a pet insurance company. We're dedicated to providing pet parents with the support, resources and tools they need to keep their pets not just surviving—but thriving—into their old age. Simply put, we aim to be the kind of company that will make our pets proud. For the second consecutive year, Petplan was listed among the top 50 companies on Forbes' annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies – a list of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. Petplan is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America.
Petplan’s fully customizable cat and dog insurance policies provide comprehensive coverage for all hereditary and chronic conditions for the life of the pet as standard. Petplan policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company in the U.S. and by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company in Canada. The Allianz Group was rated A+ by A.M. Best in 2014. For more information about Petplan pet insurance, visit http://www.gopetplan.com or call 1-866-467-3875.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; http://www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at http://www.aarp.org.
ABOUT AARP SERVICES, INC.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.