Tufts offers pet insurance through Nationwide Insurance. Nationwide offers the broadest pet insurance coverage available, which may reimburse up to 90% of your veterinary bills. You may use any licensed veterinarian, including specialists and emergency services. There are no age restrictions for covered pets, nor lifetime limits. Some pre-existing condition restrictions may apply.
Go to eServe to indicate your interest in this benefit and request a quote from Nationwide Insurance within 31 days of becoming eligible, a qualifying life event, or during Open Enrollment. To enroll in this benefit outside of Open Enrollment or a qualifying event, please contact Nationwide directly.
As a Tufts employee, you will receive employee-preferred pricing and multiple-pet discounts (if applicable). Your monthly premiums will be deducted from your paycheck as a post-tax benefit. If you are paid on a weekly basis, the deduction will occur in the 4th paycheck of each month. If you are paid on a semi-monthly basis, the deduction will occur in the 2nd paycheck of the month. Please enroll by the 15th of the month for coverage to begin on the 1st of the following month. You can enroll or drop coverage at any time throughout the year.
The university is offering My Pet Protection with Wellness and My Pet Protection plans for dogs and cats. Both plans offer 90% reimbursement for qualified services, a $250 deductible, and $7,500 annual maximum. Both plans also offer a 24/7 VetHelpLine.
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To enroll in either of these plans, visit Nationwide's microsite for Tufts employees or call Nationwide toll-free at 877-738-7874.
For coverage for animals other than household cats & dogs, please contact Nationwide directly at 877-738-7874 or visit the Nationwide website.