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Ullico and PetPartners Collaborate to Offer Insurance for Pets

March 23, 2021

Washington D.C. (March 23, 2021) – Ullico announced a new relationship with PetPartners, a member of Independence Holding Company (NYSE: IHC), to offer quality insurance for pets, so policyholders can focus on the health of their animal companions and not on costly veterinarian bills. Coverage administered by PetPartners allows policyholders to choose the licensed veterinarian of their choice.

“Ullico has always been there for union members and their families. Since many of those families include beloved pets, our collaboration with PetPartners is a natural fit. Their commitment to serving pets and the people who love them is well known throughout the industry,” said Stephanie Whalen, president of The Union Labor Life Insurance Company.

Per the relationship, PetPartners’ policies are issued by Independence American Insurance Company, underwriter for some of the industry’s leading insurance brands, including AKC Pet Insurance. Policies will be offered through UnionCare, the Ullico affiliate that markets insurance to union members. In addition to pet insurance, UnionCare offers collector and classic automobile insurance, supplemental life insurance, AD&D insurance, and more.

“We are thrilled to work with Ullico, an organization so highly respected by unions and their members across the U.S. PetPartners is dedicated to providing personalized attention to all of our customers, because no two pets or pet parents are alike. We offer a variety of coverage options, and we’re proud of our world class customer care team, many of whom have worked as vet techs in the past,” said Lane Kent, president of IHC’s Pet Division.

About Ullico

The Ullico Inc. family of companies provides insurance and investment solutions for labor organizations, union employers, institutional investors and union members. Founded 90 years ago, the company takes a proactive approach to anticipating labor’s needs, developing innovative financial and risk solutions and delivering value to our clients. Our products are tailored to promote financial security and stability for American workers.

The Ullico Inc. family of companies includes The Union Labor Life Insurance Company; Ullico Casualty Group, LLC.; Ullico Investment Company, LLC.; Ullico Investment Advisors, Inc.; and Ullico Benefit Solutions, LLC. For additional information, visit

About PetPartners

Pet insurance plans are administered by PetPartners, Inc., a licensed insurance agency. Insurance is underwritten and issued by Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC), rated A-(Excellent) by AM Best Company (in WA, by American Pet Insurance Company). Since 2003, PetPartners has been the exclusive provider of pet health insurance protection to registrants of the American Kennel Club through the AKC Pet Insurance brand. In 2004, PetPartners was selected by the Cat Fanciers’ Association, the largest registry of purebred cats, to provide health insurance to CFA registrants.

IAIC is a subsidiary of Independence Holding Company (NYSE: IHC). To learn more visit