Known for ranking homeowners insurance companies to colleges and universities, and even mattresses and washing machines, US News and World Report handle a "relatively new form of insurance" and a "less understood market" with its latest list: Best Animal Insurance Companies 2021.
Although the list is dominated by smaller, lesser known insurance names, some major players treat pet owners for their products and services.
Taking 1st place is Healthy Paws, in partnership with global insurance broker Aon PLC and signed by the Chubb Group. Other big names on the list include the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals insurance product, ranked No. 5 and administered by Crum & Forster Holdings Corp.
Placement at No. 7 is Petplan, which is subscribed by XL Specialty Insurance Co. and AGCS Marine Insurance Co.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., which the newspaper says was the first insurance company in the United States to offer pet insurance, was ranked number 1