Walmart is partnering with Nationwide, the nation’s largest pet insurer, to help families with pets save time and money when filling their pet prescription medications at the retail giant’s 4,700 pharmacies across the country.
Nationwide Pet Rx Express gives pet insurance members access to affordable pet prescription medicines and introduces a new, expedited, in-store claims experience. Members can log into my.petinsurance.com to sign up for the program and access their digital ID card to present at the Walmart pharmacy. Preferred pricing and the opportunity to have claims for covered drugs processed at the counter of a major retail pharmacy is a first for the pet health insurance industry, according to Nationwide.
Through this partnership, Nationwide pet insurance members will have access to Walmart's most commonly prescribed pet-specific medications for chronic disease and flea, tick and heartworm prevention.
"Affordable health & wellness offerings for families is important for the whole family, including family pets," said Luke Kleyn, vice president, health & wellness, Walmart. "We are proud to partner with Nationwide to further support our commitment of helping people save money and live better, and healthier, in a way that is convenient and accessible."
With more than 900,000 insured pets, Nationwide is the first and largest provider of pet health insurance in the United States.
"Families deserve the same convenience when tending to their pets' health as they do their own. Offering on-the-spot claims filing and preferred pricing at a major retail location helps our members save time and money," said Nationwide chief pet officer Heidi Sirota. "We're working to make it possible for every American to bring a pet into their family and this first-of-its-kind partnership with the country's leading pet retailer brings us closer to that goal."
Walmart has been a leader in pet care and insurance through its Walmart Pet Care program, a full-service, omnichannel pet care offering that makes holistic care easy, simple and affordable for the 90 million pet owners who shop at Walmart. In November, the retailer announced new pet sitting and dog walking services through Rover, an easy-to-use website and app that provides access to trusted neighborhood care. Through Rover, pet parents can quickly and easily book pet sitters and dog walkers from over 300,000 providers in their communities across the country.