Pet Insurance Plans from Nationwide

Nationwide Pet InsuranceMy Pet Protection plans available once again!
The pet insurance program from Nationwide® can help NYSUT members manage the cost of veterinary care for dogs, cats, avian, and exotic pets -- from annual preventive care to accidents and illnesses.

NEW: NYSUT Member Benefits is excited to announce that NYSUT members can once again participate in Nationwide's popular My Pet Protection 70%
or My Pet Protection 50% reimbursement policies (available with or without an optional wellness component).

With a Nationwide pet insurance policy, you’ll be reimbursed for eligible treatments, surgeries, lab fees, X-rays, and much more. You can seek the best care for your pet without worrying about the cost.

Freedom: You’re free to use any veterinarian, anywhere in the world -- including specialists and emergency providers -- with no pre-approval necessary.

Flexibility & Savings: Nationwide has plans to fit every pet and every budget, and NYSUT members receive preferred pricing as a NYSUT member (along with additional discounts when enrolling multiple pets). Save 5% when you enroll two or three pets, or 10% when you enroll four or more pets.*

Extras: Nationwide policyholders receive 24/7 access to the Vethelpline® for live veterinary advice on any pet health question, along with discounts on hand-picked pet products and services, a subscription to Nationwide's award-winning The Companion magazine, and more.

2 Easy Ways to Learn More/Get a Quote Now:

1. Call toll-free 877-738-7874 and state that you are a NYSUT member and would like to explore plans and get a no-obligation quote using your member discount.

2. Visit

Filing a claim with Nationwide is easy. Simply pay your vet bill and then send Nationwide a claim for reimbursement via mail, email, or online:

Mail: Nationwide Claims Department, P.O. Box 2344, Brea, CA 92822-2344
Online: Submit claims through your Nationwide Pet Account Access page at Please allow 48 hours from the time you submit your claim for it to appear online.

*All pets must live in the same household and be insured by the same primary insured person. All discounts are applied to the base medical premium only, not additional riders such as optional wellness coverage.

Your pet’s Nationwide® Pet Insurance contract is an individual contract between you as a NYSUT member and Nationwide directly. Your initial contract carried a 12-month rate guarantee and will automatically renew every year following your initial 12-month term.

Sixty days prior to the end of your current contract, you will receive a renewal notice from Nationwide. The renewal notice will be mailed to your home address. Please be aware that Nationwide is not soliciting business but rather notifying you of the renewal process for your pet’s coverage. Be on the look-out for the renewal packet.

The renewal packet will detail any plan and pricing changes, if applicable, for the next 12 months of coverage. If you would like to make any changes to your pet’s policy or cancel coverage, the packet will contain detailed instructions on how to make those requests. Please review your renewal packet carefully and take appropriate action.

Underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (CA), Columbus, OH, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2018); National Casualty Company (all other states), Columbus, OH, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2018). Agency of Record: DVM Insurance Agency. Nationwide, the Nationwide N and Eagle, and Nationwide is on your side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. ©2019 Nationwide.

Pet Insurance from Nationwide is a NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation (Member Benefits)-endorsed program. Member Benefits has an endorsement arrangement of 5% of net base premium for this program. All such payments to Member Benefits are used solely to defray the costs of administering its various programs and, where appropriate, to enhance them. Member Benefits acts as your advocate; please contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 if you experience a problem with any endorsed program.