Nationwide Partners with Walmart to Offer Pet Insurance Policies

Nationwide, the largest pet insurer in the United States, has partnered with Walmart to help its customers save time and money when filling pet prescription medications purchased at any of the 4,700 U.S. pharmacies operated by the Arkansas-based retailing giant across the country.

According to Nationwide, this initiative would help families with pets save both money and time to acquire commonly prescribed medications for chronic illnesses, as well as flea, tick and heartworm prevention. This partnership would also introduce a new, expedited, in-store claims experience.

“Affordable health-and-wellness offerings for families is important for the whole family, including family pets,” Walmart’s Vice President for Payer Relations Luke Kleyn. “We are proud to partner with Nationwide to further support our commitment of helping people save money and live better, and healthier, in a way that is convenient and accessible.”

Pet insurance members can log into to register for the program and their digital ID card to present at any of Walmart’s pharmacies.

“Preferred pricing and the opportunity to have claims for covered drugs processed at the counter of a major retail pharmacy is a first for the pet health insurance industry,” Nationwide said.

Mike Mahaffey, Nationwide’s chief strategy and corporate development officer, said the partnership between Walmart and Nationwide to “lower costs and streamline the claims process at the pharmacy counter is a terrific example of innovating to meet our members’ needs.”

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