Hartville Pet Insurance Group(SM) Joins With PetPartner App to Offer ASPCA Pet Health Insurance(R)

AKRON, OH, Sept. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hartville Pet Insurance Group℠ has signed a new partnership with PetPartner to offer its ASPCA Pet Health Insurance® plans, underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company to users of the PetPartner App. This app offers pet owners the opportunity to find, save and book appointments with their favorite veterinarian or groomers on their smart phone.

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance will be the suggested PetPartner App pet health insurance, and will offer a variety of plan, coverage and pricing options, including options for wellness, behavioral and alternative therapies at the touch of a button through the app.

"This partnership puts ASPCA Pet Health Insurance in front of an audience that may not have known about pet health insurance before using the app," said Liz Watson, AVP of Marketing, Hartville Pet Insurance Group which offers pet insurance plans under the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance brand name. "We get the opportunity through technology to give pet parents the chance to make it easier to care for their furry family members.

It's perfectly in line with our commitment to offer pet parents extended, easy-to-use options to improve the well being of their cats and dogs.

"Our mission has always been to help improve overall pet wellness by building strong relationships between pet owners and their pet care providers," said Taylor Cavanah, CEO and founder of PetPartner App. "We make it easy to get the care your pet needs when they need it. We are always looking to offer users of the app the best products and are excited to have the opportunity to have Hartville offer them ASPCA Pet Health Insurance."

The app lets users book appointments with their favorite veterinarian, and sends reminders of booked appointments by pet if they have multiple pets. It also saves appointment details and medication history for each pet. The app is free and can be downloaded on iPhone and Android.

"ASPCA Pet Health Insurance's customer service and engagement made it an appealing partnership," said Cavanah. "It's a win-win for the pet owner and for the veterinarian clinics."

About Hartville

Hartville Pet Insurance Group is one of the oldest and largest providers of pet health insurance in the United States. In 2006, Hartville was named the only strategic partner for pet insurance of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), in recognition of the company's commitment to pet health and its humane coverage philosophy.

All of the company's insurance plans are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company and administered by Fairmont Specialty Insurance Agency (FSIA Insurance Agency in CA), members of the Crum and Forster Enterprise.

Hartville Pet Insurance Group is a trademark of United States Fire Insurance Company. United States Fire Insurance Company and Fairmont Specialty Insurance Agency may be individually or collectively referred to as Hartville Pet Insurance Group or Hartville.

C &F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company.

The Crum & Forster Enterprise, which is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, is comprised of leading and well-established property and casualty business units.

About Locai, Inc.

The PetPartner App and Reminder System promotes better pet health by connecting veterinarians and groomers with their pet parent clients through an easy-to-use app that manages their pet's health. We have helped thousands of pets get the care they deserve and given our participating providers a platform to generate millions of dollars in revenue across the US and Canada. Pet parents use the app to request appointments, manage their prescriptions, buy food/medications, manage their pet health insurance, with much more to come. The PetPartner App is currently available for iPhone, iOS devices, Android phones, and tablets.

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CONTACT: Hartville Pet Insurance Group Liz Watson, AVP of Marketing liz.w@hartvillegroup.com Office: 866-820-7764 Cell: 330-957-3175 Stephanie Duffy, Public Relations Stephanie@whitespace-creative.com Office: 330-762-9320 Cell: 330-340-2268

Source:Hartville Pet Insurance Group