Pumpkin Insurance Services, a new pet insurance agency and pet care company, announced today the launch of its new insurance and optional monthly preventive care plans for pet owners in the US. Launched by Zoetis, the world’s largest global animal health company, Pumpkin is now available to consumers in many states.
With its holistically designed plans, Pumpkin addresses a gap in the pet care industry by offering competitive pet health insurance and preventive care so pet owners can help their pets stay healthy year-round. Rather than wait until animals are sick or injured to provide care, Pumpkin’s Preventive Essentials plan – available at an additional cost to the core insurance plan – helps enable families to give their pets crucial routine care that veterinarians universally recommend for cats and dogs.
Specifically, Pumpkin’s Preventive Essentials plan includes the following:
- For dogs: Reimbursement for the costs of one annual wellness exam fee and two vaccines administered at such annual visit; and provides a 12-month supply of Zoetis’ Simparica Trio (sarolaner, moxidectin and pyrantel) for protection against heartworm disease, ticks and fleas, roundworms and hookworms for only $15.95 per month.
- For cats: Reimbursement for the costs of one annual wellness exam fee and one vaccine typically administered at such annual visit; and provides a 12-month supply of Zoetis’ topical 6-in-1 parasite preventive, Revolution Plus (selamectin and sarolaner topical solution) for a monthly fee of $10.95.
- Direct shipment of these parasiticide medicines delivered to the pet’s home — a service no other insurer provides.
- Automatic digital reminders to administer preventive medications and to schedule vaccines via Pumpkin’s best-in-class technology platform help pet owners ensure their cats and dogs get timely treatment.
By making each pet owner’s healthcare responsibilities as easy and seamless as possible, Pumpkin aims to significantly increase the currently low percentage of pets that are compliant with preventive medication (based on internal Zoetis data) so that cats and dogs stay healthy and out of the emergency room. With Pumpkin’s Preventive Essentials, pet owners can save as much as $240 annually on parasite protection, vaccines and wellness exams alone.
“Pet insurance is being vastly underutilized by pet owners in America today. With Pumpkin, we are enabling pet parents to proactively prioritize the health of their pets and make the best health decisions for their animals — so we can help ensure our fur children live their longest and healthiest lives,” said Alex Douzet, CEO of Pumpkin.
Although cats and dogs have become inseparable members of the family – even more so in these uncertain times — 98 percent of pet owners currently lack any form of health insurance for their cats and dogs. Nevertheless, annually, 1 in 3 pets will have a medical emergency which will cost pet owners from $800 to $1,500 per visit on average.
Backed by Zoetis, Pumpkin provides pet owners peace of mind in helping to provide their pet the best veterinary care and wellness possible, with less financial stress.
“We are thrilled to support the launch of an innovative pet insurance and preventives plan that makes it easier and more economical for pet owners to give their best friends the best care possible – while keeping them connected to their veterinarian for essential services,” said Kristin Peck, CEO of Zoetis. “Pumpkin is a great example of how Zoetis strives to reimagine animal health with fresh approaches to help our veterinary customers better predict, prevent, detect and treat disease for their animal patients.”
As part of its product offering, Pumpkin Pet Insurance is also offering accident and illness pet insurance plans underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, a Crum & Forster Company and produced by Pumpkin.