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AKRON, Ohio (June 21, 2016)

Hartville Pet Insurance Group Shows That It's One of a Kind

Staff delivers $2,500 donation, volunteers at local shelter

As part of its ongoing commitment to the Akron community, Hartville Pet Insurance Group recently made a $2,500 donation and volunteered at One of a Kind Pet Rescue in Akron, Ohio.

More than 30 Hartville employees spent the better part of the day assisting with cleaning the facility, sorting out materials needed for the kennels and helping with the laundry. They also provided some exercise and socialization for dogs at the end of the day.

"For our employees, pets aren't just a job they are a way of life and we make it a point to encourage a spirit of volunteerism here at Hartville," said Hartville Senior Vice President Dennis Rushovich. "It's also great to have our parent company support our volunteer efforts with a $2,500 donation to One of a Kind Pet Rescue."

Located on West Market Street, One of a Kind Pet Rescue has approximately 200 cats and 70 dogs. They rescue the most at-risk dogs in the community – those who've wound up at the city shelters with a medical condition. Founded in 2005, One of a Kind Pet Rescue is a non-profit organization funded by private donations. The organization is dedicated to saving animal lives, spaying/neutering, rescuing pets in imminent danger of euthanasia and adoption of homeless animals into appropriate, loving homes.

"What a wonderful opportunity for our employees to be able to spend a day at an organization like One of a Kind Pet Rescue," said Hartville Chief Marketing Officer Liz Watson. "We might be a national insurance provider, but we love this community. And even though we're still getting settled into our new offices here in Akron, it's important to foster relationships with local institutions that are dedicated to helping pets in need."

According to NAPHIA's (North American Pet Health Insurance Association) 2015 State Of The Industry Report, more than one million pets in America are covered by pet health insurance. Annual premiums are estimated to be $574 million. The market was established in the United States in the 1980s, but its roots date back to 1924 when the first health insurance policy was written for a dog in Sweden.

Hartville provides ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, one of the most popular pet insurance programs in the United States. Hartville markets ASPCA Pet Health Insurance through its licensed agency to U.S. consumers in veterinary practices, to employers and associations, and direct to consumers in a variety of online and offline channels. More information on ASPCA Pet Health Insurance can be found online at www.aspcapetinsurance.com.



Information on Hartville is available at www.hartvillegroup.com.


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®), The ASPCA does not offer insurance. Through a strategic licensing agreement, in exchange for the use of ASPCA trademarks, the ASPCA is paid a royalty fee of up to 10% of the purchase price, with a minimum of $335,000 per year.

The ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program is underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company and administered by Fairmont Specialty Insurance Agency (FSIA Insurance Agency in Calif.), companies of Crum and Forster. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. Crum & Forster which is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, is comprised of leading and well-established property and casualty business units. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2015.

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. Information is available at www.hartvillegroup.com.



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