Progressive Insurance Introduces Pet Injury Coverage

ProgressiveMaybe your pet always loves hitting the open road and taking a joy ride. Or maybe your pet only rides in the car when you are taking him to the V-E-T. Do you sometimes wonder what would happen if you got into a car accident while your pet was riding with you? Will your insurance company cover your pet’s vet bills from the accident?

Progressive Group of Insurance Companies has announced that they are looking out for our four-legged family members. In most states, a Progressive policy with Collision coverage will now cover its customers’ cats and dogs.

“Progressive’s long history of product and service innovations proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks,” said Geoff Souser, product manager, Progressive. “Providing injury insurance for customers’ pets that they otherwise wouldn’t have is just one example of this.”

The new coverage is included on Progressive’s policies with Collision coverage at no additional cost. It will pay up to $500 if a customer’s dog or cat is hurt or dies as a result of a car accident. Typically, if a person causes an accident, their car insurance policy provides benefits for pets in the other person’s car, but the person’s own pets are not covered. Progressive is not aware of any other car insurance company that provides this type of first-party coverage for pets.

Progressive’s Pet Injury Insurance is available in 46 states and the District of Columbia; it’s not yet available in North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York and Virginia but the company hopes to offer it in those states soon.

(Thanks Laura)

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