Nationwide, Walmart launch pet prescription program

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The country’s largest pet retailer and largest pet insurer have teamed up to offer pet owners convenience and cost savings when purchasing pet medications.

Nationwide and Walmart have teamed up to launch Nationwide Pet Rx Express, a first-of-its kind program intended to offer Nationwide pet insurance members access to affordable pet prescription medications and parasite preventives with an expedited, in-store claims experience.

Preferred pricing and the opportunity to have claims for covered drugs processed at the point of purchase are both firsts for the pet insurance industry, according to a Nationwide press release announcing the partnership.

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

Nationwide Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer Mike Mahaffey adds, “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.”

To participate in the program, Nationwide members log into to sign up for the program and access their digital ID card, which is then presented at the Walmart pharmacy.

“Affordable health and wellness offerings for families are important for the whole family, including family pets,” says Luke Kleyn, Walmart’s vice president of health and wellness. “We are proud to partner with Nationwide to further support our commitment of helping people save money and live better, and healthier, in a way that is convenient and accessible.”

Walmart owns 4700 pharmacies across the United States.

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