The IHC Group Congratulates Parties on Acquisition of PetFirst Healthcare by MetLife

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Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a member of The IHC Group (“IHC”), is delighted to continue as a pet insurance underwriter for PetFirst Healthcare, LLC (“PetFirst”) after the recent announcement that it would be acquired by the Fortune 500® company MetLife, Inc. (“MetLife”). Since October 2018, IAIC rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, Inc., has been the leading underwriter for PetFirst’s pet insurance policies.

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MetLife is acquiring a dynamic pet health administrator and talented team, much respected in the industry. We are pleased to continue our relationship with PetFirst and to support their mission of increasing pet insurance awareness and alleviating financial stress associated with pet ownership.

Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a member of The IHC Group (“IHC”), is delighted to continue as a pet insurance underwriter for PetFirst Healthcare, LLC (“PetFirst”) after the recent announcement that it would be acquired by the Fortune 500® company MetLife, Inc. (“MetLife”). Since October 2018, IAIC rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, Inc., has been the leading underwriter for PetFirst’s pet insurance policies.

IAIC entered the pet health insurance market in 2011 and is now one of the top five pet insurance carriers based on gross written premiums. Rapidly increasing costs of veterinary care and an increased awareness of pet insurance has led IHC to make this product a primary focus and one in which it will continue to invest. The company is currently able to write policies with PetFirst in 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

“MetLife is acquiring a dynamic pet health administrator and talented team, much respected in the industry,” said David Kettig, President of Independence American Insurance Company. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with PetFirst and to support their mission of increasing pet insurance awareness and alleviating financial stress associated with pet ownership.”

For more information on IAIC’s pet insurance, please contact Rick Faucher at 602-395-7083 or Rick.Faucher@IHCGroup.com. Please visit http://www.IHCGroup.com for additional resources.

About The IHC Group
Independence Holding Company (NYSE:IHC), formed in 1980, is a holding company that is principally engaged in underwriting, administering and/or distributing group and individual specialty benefit products, including disability, supplemental health, pet, and group life insurance through its subsidiaries (Independence Holding Company and its subsidiaries collectively referred to as “The IHC Group”). The IHC Group consists of three insurance companies (Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American Insurance Company), PetPartners Inc., our pet insurance administrator, IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc., a technology-driven full-service marketing and distribution company that focuses on small employer and individual consumer products through its call center, IHC Specialty Benefit Advisors, general agents, independent agents, private label arrangements, and INSX Cloud, our wholly owned Web Based Entity. IHC also owns the following domains http://www.healthedeals.com; http://www.my1hr.com; http://www.healthinsurance.org; http://www.medicalresources.org; and http://www.petplace.com.

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