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Pet Insurance

Pets are family, too. Stanford now offers benefits-eligible employees a benefit to help cover injuries, illness, and wellness care for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets.

Stanford has teamed up with Nationwide Insurance to offer benefits-eligible employees coverage for their dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets. Under Nationwide’s plans, you can opt for a Pet Wellness Plan, a Major Medical Comprehensive Plan, or a combination of both. Additionally, you can continue to see your family vet because this insurance is accepted by veterinarians worldwide.

Plan Choices

Cardinal at Work pet parents who are active, benefits-eligible employees now have three Nationwide Insurance plans to choose from. Plan prices for Stanford employees include a 5% discount; if you have multiple pets, you may qualify for discounts of up to 15%. All plans include a 10-day, 100% money-back guarantee from Nationwide. Premiums are based on age of pet, species, size (as an adult) and state of residence; unfortunately, you cannot insure a pet with a pre-existing condition.

Plan Plan Detail Pricing
Pet Wellness Plan Includes wellness exams, vaccinations, and flea/heartworm prevention $0 annual deductible; premiums start at $21/month
Major Medical Comprehensive  Covers accidents, common illnesses, serious/chronic illnesses, hereditary conditions, procedures, hospitalizations and prescription medication. The age limit for cats and dogs for initial enrollment in this plan is 9 years. $250 annual deductible; premiums start at $29/month
Both Major Medical & Pet Wellness includes everything listed above $250 annual deductible for medical claims; premiums start at $47/month

To Enroll in Pet Insurance

  • Visit:

  • Or, call 877-738-7874 and mention you are a benefits-eligble employee at Stanford University to receive the discount on their policy.