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Petplan selects Brooks Braithwaite for boarding kennels and catteries

The UK’s largest provider of pet insurance, Petplan, has strengthened its alliance with broker Brooks Braithwaite. The arrangement will see the broker administering all new and existing policies for boarding kennels and catteries.

Petplan, part of Allianz Cornhill Animal Health, selected Brooks Braithwaite (Sussex) Ltd as the broker has specialised in animal insurance since 1979. With Petplan and Allianz Cornhill support, the intention is to provide a greater choice of insurance cover for boarding kennel and cattery owners. Brooks Braithwaite already works with Petplan on the provision of insurance for exotic pets.

The decision to place this element of Petplan’s business through Brooks Braithwaite has been taken as the structure and operations of the broker is perfectly suited to provide this type of insurance cover.

Andy Pearce, Head of Operations at Allianz Cornhill Animal Health comments: “We are the largest provider of animal insurance in the UK with nearly a million animals insured by us in 2006.

We are continuously striving to offer a wide range of products that meet the needs of the animal community. With the ever increasing growth of the pet insurance market, we needed to re-examine the way we administer some of the policies we offer. In order to ensure that our current Boarding Kennel and Catteries would continue to receive a high level of service we have joined with Brooks Braithwaite who has specialist knowledge of the needs of boarding kennel and cattery owners.

“By working with a broker, we believe that boarding kennel and cattery owners will undoubtedly benefit. They will be handled by a team of specialists whilst having the benefit of the support of the largest pet insurance company in the market, and in turn, one of the biggest general insurers in the UK, Allianz Cornhill.”

The new policy will be known as Petplan Sanctuary. All enquiries should be directed to 0800 316 6978.