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Nationwide and Walmart Join Forces on Pet Prescriptions

The program will feature on-the-spot claims filing and preferred pricing.




BREA, CA — Nationwide and Walmart have partnered on a new pet-prescription effort.

Nationwide described the program as follows in a press release:

Nationwide Pet Rx Express gives Nationwide’s pet insurance members access to affordable pet prescription medicines and introduces a new, expedited, in-store claims experience. Members can log into 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.

Through the 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.

“Families deserve the same convenience when tending to their pets’ health as they do their own,” said Nationwide Chief Pet Officer Heidi Sirota. “Offering on-the-spot claims filing and preferred pricing at a major retail location helps our members save time and money. 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.”

“Whether our customers are buying prescription pet medicine or an insurance policy, we want to provide an effortless experience and unmatched value,” said Mike Mahaffey, Nationwide chief strategy and corporate development officer. “Partnering with Walmart to both lower costs and streamline the claims process at the pharmacy counter is a terrific example of innovating to meet our members’ needs, and we’re excited about providing them this convenient, new option when managing their pets’ care.”




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