Our Corporate Team
In 2013, Hartville became a member of the Crum & Forster Enterprise, which is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. The move extended the 7-year partnership between the companies. The shared financial strength and core values give Hartville the best position in the market to continue its commitment of helping pet parents give their pets the care they deserve.
Our pet insurance plans are underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, a member of the Crum & Forster Enterprise. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company (2013).
Toronto-based Fairfax (TSX:FFH)(TSX:FFH.U) was founded in 1985 by Chairman and CEO Prem Watsa. Fairfax is a financial services holding company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance as well as investment management.
Learn more about Crum & Forster and Fairfax Financial.
Dennis Rushovich, Senior Vice President
Dennis Rushovich has led Hartville since April 2005. He also directed Hartville’s involvement as a founding member in the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) and has served in a variety of positions with the association, including President.
Dennis is the founder of Strategic Financial Solutions, Inc., a consulting, software and services supplier to financial institutions, where he has served as Chief Executive Officer since November 1999.
Previously, Dennis co-founded and was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Independent Financial Marketing Group, a marketer of investment and insurance products to financial institutions nationwide. Prior to that, he was responsible for finance and operations at Financial Planning Services Ltd., one of the largest marketers of insurance and investment products in South Africa.