Fetch Pet Insurance joins forces with VIU by Hub to expand personal offerings


VIU by HUB (VIU), a digital insurance brokerage platform, has partnered with Fetch Pet Insurance to expand personal insurance offerings on its platform.

Powered by Hub International, a global insurance brokerage and financial services firm, VIU said it is rapidly innovating the personal insurance space with its embedded broker platform and omnichannel approach featuring a digital-first experience, supported by personalised live agent interactions and trusted advice.

Fetch Pet Insurance describes itself as a provider of the most comprehensive pet insurance in North America through one universal coverage plan.

The pet insurer combines coverage with predictive health technology that provides personalised content so pet parents can give their dogs and cats a longer, healthier life. Fetch said it covers more injuries and illnesses than most carriers and gives pet parents the flexibility to use any vet in the US and Canada.

The move expands the personal insurance coverage offered by VIU and enables pet parents to receive proactive advice that evolves with their needs and budget.

The addition of pet insurance comes amid rising healthcare costs for pets. According to a recent Forbes Advisor survey of 2,000 dog and cat owners, more than 42% couldn’t afford a surprise veterinarian bill, putting both pet owners and veterinary practices at financial risk.

In addition to being available online for consumers, VIU’s platform can be integrated seamlessly into the systems of partners, including veterinary practices, to provide added value and support for clients seeking pet insurance.

Bryan Davis, EVP and Head of VIU, said, “As much as we love our pets, we know they come with both risks and rewards. VIU’s partnership with Fetch enables us to deliver the same level of confidence in coverage to pet parents as we do to those seeking home and auto policies. No one should have to choose the health of their pet at the expense of their financial health.”

Earlier this year, PetMed Express, an online pet pharmacy, partnered with pet insurer Pumpkin Insurance to offer a high quality health and wellness insurance solution.

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