Nationwide® Pet Insurance

UC values every member of our employees' families — right down
to the four-legged ones.

UC has partnered with Nationwide® to offer discounted pet insurance effective October 25, 2018 to all UC employees. Nationwide’s pet insurance program was founded by veterinarians, and is the oldest and largest pet insurance program in the U.S.

Why get pet insurance?

Veterinary bills can add up quickly and unexpectedly, so it pays to be prepared. Having pet insurance can help.

Learn more about pet insurance and how it works by watching this video.

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Coverage is available for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and exotic pets such as ferrets, rabbits, and more.

Members are free to use any veterinarian worldwide – even specialists and emergency care providers.

Nationwide offers several plans to protect your pet(s):

My Pet Protection (Cats $23.74/ Dogs $39.57 per month)
  • Accidents and illness
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions
  • Cancer
  • Dental diseases
  • Behavioral treatments
My Pet Protection with Wellness (Cats $39.69/ Dogs $66.15 per month)
  • Accidents and illness
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions
  • Cancer
  • Dental diseases
  • Behavioral treatments
  • RX therapeutic diets and supplements
  • Wellness exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea prevention
  • Spay or neuter
  • Teeth cleaning
  • And more

These plans have a $250 annual deductible, a $7,500 maximum annual benefit, and 90% back on vet bills (some exclusions may apply - certain coverages may be subject to pre-existing exclusion).

When to Enroll

A great feature of this new benefit is that you can enroll anytime and your coverage will be effective the day your application is approved by Nationwide. That means you can enroll now or later on. You'll pay your premiums directly to Nationwide.

How to Enroll

Enrolling is easy. Use one of these methods to sign up for pet insurance:

  • ​Go directly to the dedicated URL Nationwide has created for UC.
  • Call 877-738-7874 and mention that you’re an employee of UC to receive preferred pricing


If you have questions or need assistance, contact Nationwide at (877) 738-7874 and tell the pet insurance specialist you work for UCI or UCI Health.

Nationwide’s Customer Care Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

You may also contact your local Human Resources Benefits team:

Health Sciences:
Medical Center: