VIU by HUB partners with Fetch Pet Insurance

VIU by HUB partners with Fetch Pet Insurance | Insurance Business America

VIU by HUB partners with Fetch Pet Insurance

Digital insurance brokerage platform VIU by HUB has announced that it has partnered with Fetch Pet Insurance. The move expands the personal insurance coverage offered by VIU and will enable pet owners to receive proactive advice that fits their needs and budget, the companies said.

Powered by global brokerage Hub International, VIU offers an embedded broker platform and omnichannel approach featuring a digital-first experience, supported by live agent interactions.

The addition of pet insurance to VIU comes amid rising healthcare costs for pets. According to a recent Forbes Advisor survey of 2,000 dog and cat owners, more than 42% would not be able to afford a surprise veterinarian bill.

The pet insurance market is expected to exceed $3.8 billion in valuation in less than five years.

“As much as we love our pets, we know they come with both risks and rewards,” said Bryan Davis, executive vice president and head of VIU. “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.”

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In addition to being available online for consumers, VIU’s platform can be integrated into the systems of partners, including veterinary practices.

Fetch combines comprehensive coverage with predictive health technology. The company covers more injuries and illnesses than most carriers and gives pet owners the flexibility to use any vet in the US and Canada.

“At Fetch, we believe you should spend less time worrying about vet bills and more time enjoying your pets,” said Paul Guyardo, president and CEO of Fetch. “By partnering with VIU by HUB, we are making it even easier for pet parents everywhere to get the most comprehensive coverage around.”

In addition to pet insurance, VIU offers coverage and advice for home, condo, renters, auto and life.

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