UC is offering a new option for your family — preferred pricing on pet insurance through Nationwide. Nationwide has two benefit options designed for the pets of UC faculty, staff and retirees — 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.

You can enroll in pet insurance at any time — not just during Open Enrollment — and your coverage will be effective approximately 14 days after your application is approved by Nationwide. That means you can enroll now for coverage in 2018, or you can enroll mid-year when a new pet joins your family. Premiums vary depending on your type of pet and where you live, and you’ll pay your premiums directly to Nationwide.

Learn more and enroll on the Nationwide website at petinsurance.com/ucTo enroll in coverage for your bird, small mammal, reptile or other exotic pet, or to speak to a representative, call Nationwide at 877-738-7874.