Press Releases 2004
Pethealth Reports Record Policy Sales for Q1 2004.
OAKVILLE, ON, April 12, 2004. Pethealth Inc. ("Pethealth" or "the Company") (TSX Venture Exchange Tier 1: PTZ) today announced record policy sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2004.
Core policy sales and total paid core policies in force were also up significantly as compared to Q4 2003, showing increases of 24% and 14%, respectively. Additionally, as part of its core policy sales, the company sold 711 EmergencyCare policies for the quarter.
U.S. core policy sales, a record 12,988, increased by 74% in Q1 2004 vs the same period a year ago. For the quarter ended March 31 2004, U.S. core policy sales represented 79% of total core policy sales. U.S. core paid policies in force as at the end of March 2004 represented 58% of total core paid policies in force.
Founded in February 1998, Pethealth Inc. is Canada’s number one provider of pet insurance and is number two in North America, currently offering its PetCare Pet Insurance Programs in 10 provinces, 45 states and Washington, D.C. In addition to the PetCare Pet Insurance Programs, Pethealth offers its pet insurance programs under a variety of names, including QuickCare, ShelterCare and Union Plus Pet Insurance. In the United States, the PetCare Pet Insurance Programs are underwritten by Lincoln General Insurance Company, York, PA, through PetCare Insurance Brokers Ltd., PetCare Insurance Agency, Ltd., both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, and Avalon Risk Management Inc. In Canada, the Company’s pet insurance is underwritten by ING Novex, a member of ING Group, and Kingsway General Insurance Company and offered through PetCare Insurance Brokers Ltd. In addition, Pethealth, through its wholly owned subsidiaries Pethealth Services Inc. and Pethealth Services (USA) Inc., sells and distributes Allflex pet microchip supplies to the companion animal market in North America and operates the related pet recovery registry under the trade name 24PetWatch. Pethealth is based in Oakville, Ontario.
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