Progressive Adds 1st-Party Coverage for Fido and Friends

September 11, 2007

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies recently announced that it’s gone to the dogs – and cats too. The company said that now in most states, a Progressive policy with collision coverage will cover its customers’ canine and feline four-legged family members.

The policy will pay up to $500 if a customer’s dog or cat is hurt or dies as a result of a car accident. Typically, if a person causes an accident, the car insurance policy provides benefits for pets only in the other person’s car–the person’s own pets are not covered. Progressive is not aware of any other automobile insurance company that provides first-party coverage for pets.

Progressive’s Pet Injury Insurance is available in 46 states and the District of Columbia; it’s not yet available in North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York and Virginia, but the company hopes to offer it in those states soon.

Source: The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos.

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