Pet Insurance

Pets are family, too. Stanford offers benefits-eligible employees a benefit to help cover injuries, and illnesses 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 My Pet Protection plans, you can choose from two reimbursement options effective October 1, 2021: 70% or 50%. Additionally, you can continue to see your family vet because this insurance is accepted by veterinarians worldwide.

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. Available exclusively for employees: Plans with preferred pricing only offered through your company. Nationwide’s pet policies are guaranteed issuance, meaning each pet will be issued a pet policy, however it does not guarantee coverage (i.e., pre-existing conditions exclusions apply).

Download the Pet Insurance flyer

To Enroll in Pet Insurance

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

My Pet Protection
Covers accidents, common illnesses, serious/chronic illnesses, hereditary conditions, procedures, hospitalizations and prescription medication.
$250 annual deductible; $7,500 maximum annual benefit.