UC offers preferred pricing on pet insurance through Nationwide, with options that provide coverage for accidents and illness, or more comprehensive coverage that also includes preventive care and wellness services. Plans are available for dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and exotics (such as reptiles); animals categorized as livestock (including horses) are not eligible. Premiums are paid directly to Nationwide, and costs vary depending on the type of pet and where you live.

If your pet is not insured by Nationwide

Learn more and enroll your dog or cat at petinsurance.com/uc. To enroll your bird, small mammal, reptile or other exotic pet, call Nationwide at (877)738-7874. Your coverage will be effective approximately 14 days after your application is approved.

If your pet is insured by a UC-sponsored Nationwide plan 

Changes to coverage for pets currently enrolled in the UC-sponsored plan can only be made during your annual policy renewal period. Call Nationwide at (877) 738-7874 with questions or to make changes.

If your pet is insured by Nationwide outside of the UC-sponsored plan

If your pet is currently insured with Nationwide in a plan other than UC’s, you will need to wait until your pet’s current policy is up for renewal to apply for enrollment in the UC-sponsored plan. All requests for enrollment are subject to underwriting approval by Nationwide.