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Lombard to underwrite pet insurance program

April 25, 2005   by Canadian Underwriter

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Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada will replace Kingsway as underwriter for Pethealth’s “PetCare” insurance program.
Lombard has signed an agreement with Oakville, Ontario-based Pethealth’s PetCare Insurance Brokers to underwrite 50% of the program, which offers coverage health care coverage for pets. The other half of the program is underwritten by ING Novex Insurance Co. of Canada.
While Kingsway General will no longer underwrite PetCare in Canada, Kingsway Financial’s Lincoln General subsidiary will continue to underwrite the program in the U.S.
Lombard is part of the Northbridge Financial Group and carries an “A-” rating from A.M. Best.
Currently, Pethealth operates its PetCare program in 10 provinces and 48 states plus the District of Columbia.