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Furkin Pet Insurance successfully completes its first year of business with exciting second year expansion plans

Launched in Canada on August 9, 2021, Furkin Pet Insurance has experienced rapid growth and looks forward to launching new products and services.

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / Aug 10, 2022 / With a name like Furkin, it’s hard for Canadian pet owners not to notice. Their wry jocularity catches your eye, and their welcoming team and community of fur families have made them stand out from the rest of the pack since their release in 2021.

Pet Insurance Executive and General Manager Alan J. Percal leads the advanced team of veterinary experts and pet care enthusiasts at Furkin Pet Insurance who are passionate about fostering the bond between pets and families. Administered by Canada Pet Health Insurance Services, Inc., they provide protection, health and wellness through comprehensive coverage that fits pet owners’ lifestyles and budgets, helping them recover from unexpected accidents and illnesses.

In August 2021, Furkin Pet Insurance launched into the Canadian market in all provinces except Quebec. Its first year saw rapid membership growth across the country with recognition of excellent customer service.

Even though there are 176.3 million pets in North America (15.8 million pets in Canada and 160.5 million in the United States), only about 2.6% of owners have their pets protected with pet insurance, according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association.

As Furkin moves into 2023, the company is pleased to announce territorial expansion to Quebec and the United States to ensure more pets are protected from the unexpected with Furkin Pet Insurance. Percal stated, “The response from Canadian pet owners has been overwhelmingly positive and we are eager to bring our products to new regions. Our entire team is excited for the future as we help more and more pet owners budget the cost care of pets. and provide the resources for pets to live healthier, happier lives, recovering from life’s challenges.”

Current versus future coverage offerings include:

  • The only current annual limit option is $20,000 and will expand to $5,000, $10,000, $20,000 and Unlimited.
  • The only current rebate level is 80% and will be expanded to offer 70%, 80% and 90% rebate.
  • The three deductible options based on pet age will remain the same to maintain member satisfaction.

Exciting new optional wellness plan add-on

Pet owners understand that preventive care, such as annual wellness exams and vaccinations, is essential to the care of their pets. Still, pet insurance plans often don’t provide coverage for these expected costs. Furkin’s new optional Wellness Plan add-on will reimburse for many routine and preventative services. Wellness coverage includes but is not limited to:

  • Vaccines
  • Spay and neuter
  • Dental Cleanings
  • wellness exam
  • Blood test
  • Flea and tick medications
  • heartworm tests

“We understand that pet owners want more for their furry family members, so we look forward to rolling out these coverage options and helping more families choose the protection they want,” Percal said.

About Furkin Pet Insurance, Inc.

Furkin Pet Insurance offers comprehensive pet health insurance coverage for domestic dogs and cats. Members get coverage for unexpected accidents, illnesses and emergencies and have the flexibility to use any licensed veterinarian in Canada or the United States. Furkin Pet Insurance sets itself apart from other insurers with additional services that go beyond the standard coverage. This includes reimbursement of exam fees and taxes, 24/7 telehealth support, and more than $3,000 in additional pet owner support benefits annually.

Furkin Pet Insurance policies are underwritten by Omega General Insurance Company. Distributed by Canada Pet Health Insurance Services, Inc. Furkin is available in all provinces and territories except Quebec. Furkin, the Furkin design, “Healthy coverage for your family” and related words and slogans are trademarks of their respective owners and used under license.

Contact information:
Company Name: Furkin Pet Insurance
Contact Name: Alan J. Percal, General Manager
Phone number: 888-453-1088
Email address: [email protected]
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