Nationwide® Pet Insurance

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

UCI has partnered with Nationwide® to offer discounted pet insurance effective February 1, 2018 to all UCI 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.

Get More Information

A Nationwide representative will be holding information sessions about our new pet insurance offering. There will also be a live webinar for those who cannot attend an in-person session. Registration for all sessions is through UC Learning Center. Search ‘PET INSURANCE’.


Wednesday, January 17th

12:00 - 1:00 PM Campus HR Training Room


Friday, January 19th

12:00 - 1:00 PM Medical Center, Bldg 53, Auditorium


Monday, January 22nd

12:00 - 1:00 PM Campus HR Training Room


Tuesday, January 23rd

12:00 - 1:00 PM Medical Center, 200 Manchester, Room 211



12:00 – 12:30 PM Webinar


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 $21.92/ Dogs $36.72 per month)
  • Accidents and illness
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions
  • Cancer
  • Dental diseases
  • Behavioral treatments
My Pet Protection with Wellness (Cats $36.64/ Dogs $61.06 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 have the option of payroll deduction. You must enroll by the 15th of any month for coverage to be effective the 1st of the following month.

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 UCI:
  • Visit and enter ‘UCI’
  • Call 877-738-7874 and mention that you’re an employee of UCI 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: