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There will come a time when your pet needs medical attention. With a VPI® Pet Insurance policy, you'll have peace of mind knowing that you have help paying the medical costs for your pet's accidents, illnesses and routine medical care. Policies cover thousands of medical problems and conditions related to accidents, emergencies and illnesses (including cancer).

Optional routine care coverage is available, because regular veterinary care is critical to the long-term health of your pet. And, you can use any licensed veterinarian anywhere, even when you're away from home.

Our special group rates make this peace-of-mind protection a smart-money decision for pet lovers. Enroll in VPI® Pet Insurance today.

  • Coverage available for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets.
  • A VPI Pet Insurance policy covers thousands of medical problems and conditions related to accidents, emergencies and illnesses (including cancer).
  • Policies help pay for office visits, lab fees, treatments, prescriptions, surgeries and more.
  • You are free to use any veterinarian worldwide — including specialists and emergency providers.

Get a Quote and Apply Online

Click to access the secure VPI Pet Insurance website for a no-obligation Instant Quote and enroll.

Or, call toll-free 1-866-838-3461 to speak to a sales agent.

Plan Details
Choice of veterinarian Yes, worldwide
Claims processing Handled by the pet insurance provider
Minimal treatment exclusions Yes
Enrollment fees None
Animal covered Dogs (mixed breed & pure bred), cats (mixed breed & pure bred), birds, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles and other exotic pets.
Discount NYSUT members in good standing automatically receive a 5% discount for as long as they maintain benefits-eligible status.
Covered Services
Vaccination & Routine Care Yes
Coverage for pre-existing illnesses & injuries No
Carrier Veterinary Pet Insurance
This website contains a summary of the insurance provisions. If there is a conflict between this website and the actual insurance policy or certificate, the insurance policy language will control.

Answers about the plan, including eligibility, options, enrollment, customer service and more.

Pets can be an integral part of a family, and their care can be expensive. Pet insurance takes away the worry of cost and assures that your pet care decisions are based on love and need.
You can apply for pet insurance at any time. To enroll, call 1-866-838-3461 toll-free. Please specify that you are a NYSUT member in good standing when calling.
The pet insurance plan provider is Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI).
There are no enrollment fees associated with the pet insurance plan.

We're here to help! Please contact us in whatever manner is most convenient for you.


Program Administrator

Mercer Consumer
12421 Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA 50398

Phone: 1-888-386-9788
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern, Monday-Friday and
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, Saturday and Sunday

email: customerservice.service@mercer.com

Veterinary Pet Insurance Company

P.O. Box 2344
Brea, CA 92822-2344
Phone: 1-866-838-3461

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