Anthony Sharett named President and Chief Pet Insurance Officer for Nationwide
Anthony Sharett has been named President and Chief Pet Insurance Officer for Nationwide, the first and largest provider of pet health insurance in the United States. Sharett succeeds Scott Liles who has taken on a new role at Nationwide.
Nationwide pet health insurance plans provide coverage for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for medical conditions relating to accidents, illnesses, injuries and wellness care and are available directly to consumers and through employers as a voluntary benefit. Nearly half of all Fortune 500 companies and more than 7,000 companies and associations in the U.S. offer Nationwide pet insurance as a voluntary benefit to employees.
Sharett has held positions in the financial services industry for the last 15 years, most recently as senior vice president of legal services for Nationwide’s emerging businesses, and as interim president of Nationwide Bank. Prior to joining Nationwide, Sharett worked in private practice, representing clients in insurance, financial services and digital industries. He earned his Juris Doctor, Law from The Ohio State University and has served in leadership roles with several nonprofit organizations.
“Nationwide recognizes that pets are part of the family and as such, it is of utmost importance to offer a variety of financial solutions for our current and future pet-owning members,” said Peter McMurtrie, Senior Vice President of Emerging Businesses for Nationwide. “Anthony will bring tremendous leadership to all aspects of his new role as we continue the rapid growth of our core pet health insurance business while developing new solutions to leverage the company’s unique expertise in pet health care financing.”
About Nationwide pet insurance
With more than 725,000 insured pets, Nationwide is the first and largest provider of pet health insurance in the United States. Nationwide pet health insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (CA), Columbus, OH, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2018); National Casualty Company (all other states), Columbus, OH, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2018). Agency of Record: DVM Insurance Agency. Pet owners can find Nationwide pet insurance on Facebook or follow on Twitter. For more information about Nationwide pet insurance, call 800-USA-PETS(800-872-7387) or visit petinsurance.com.
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.