Covéa Insurance partners with the RSPCA

19th December 2018

Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce expansion of its pet proposition with news it is partnering with the UK’s largest and most respected animal welfare charity, the RSPCA.  The partnership will see the insurer providing insurance products designed exclusively for animal-loving cat and dog owners.

The Covéa Insurance pet policy for RSPCA has been designed to meet a variety of needs and budgets. It offers varying cover levels, no upper age limit for pets and covers all breeds apart from those listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.   It is supported by a high-quality UK based claims service, many of whom are ex-veterinary staff, and includes well-considered benefits such as waiving remaining owed premiums if a beloved pet passes away, and cover for cremations and burials. 

Supporting the RSPCA’s values of promoting kindness and alleviating suffering for all animals, the Covéa Insurance product uniquely includes a benefit for sick and neglected animals with no insurance; for every policy sold, 15% of the price paid will go directly towards caring for these less fortunate animals.

In addition, Covéa Insurance is providing short term, free-of charge insurance to anyone who re-homes a cat or dog through the RSPCA. 

Ian Bubb, Head of Pet at Covéa Insurance, commented “This is a major win for our pet team. Partnering with RSPCA is about so much more than selling insurance and we are absolutely delighted that we’ve been able to work creatively and come up with a product that really delivers for all animal-lovers.”

Andrew Lyons, Affinity Partnerships Manager at the RSPCA, said “We wanted to partner with an innovative and flexible insurer who shared our passion and enthusiasm for animal welfare and we are pleased to have found that in Covéa Insurance. We look forward to developing a successful and rewarding ongoing relationship.”

picture of James Reader, Ian Bubb and Andrew Lyones crouching down with 2 dogs

(L-R) James Reader (CEO, Covéa Insurance), Ian Bubb (Head of Pet, Covéa Insurance), Andrew Lyons (Affinity Partnerships Manager, RSPCA).
Dogs (L-R) Billy and Bella




About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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