You are here:HomeNews CenterInsurance News2009More Auto Insurers Going to the Dogs - and Cats

More Auto Insurers Going to the Dogs - and Cats

Many pet owners are taking advantage of new auto insurance policies that include coverage for pets injured or killed in vehicle crashes. At least...
May 27, 2009

Many pet owners are taking advantage of new auto insurance policies that include coverage for pets injured or killed in vehicle crashes.  At least four U.S. auto insurers, including Progressive, have added coverage of $500 to $1,000 for pets injured or killed in car accidents at no extra cost to customers.  Miriam Deitcher, Progressive's director of marketing, says that company was the first to offer pet accident coverage in summer 2007.  Auto-Owners Insurance and Farmers Insurance also offer coverage for pets injured in vehicle crashes. Jeanne Salvatore of the Insurance Information Institute says that what auto insurance companies consider legitimate property damage differs from company to company and state to state.  Salvatore says that it would not be unusual for a company to deny a claim for pet injuries based on property damage liability limits.

More Auto Insurers Going to the Dogs - and Cats  (USA Today 5/26/09)

Filed under: