Insurers shortlisted for award

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HEALTHY Pets Insurance in Petersfield has been named as a finalist in an insurance industry awards.

It is the UK’s biggest independent cat and dog insurer and has been short-listed in the Insurance Times 2014 TechAwards.

Mark Effenberg, chief executive, said: ‘We’re a small insurer in the grand scheme of things, but that’s because technology has allowed us to stay small while being the biggest insurer of our type.

‘Fundamentally, we were the original technology-based online insurer – we sold our first policies online before Google was even founded.

‘That means two things. Firstly, we know online insurance inside-out.

‘Secondly, we are highly-efficient in terms of cost management, and therefore premium pricing, because we simply do not have the legacy costs of traditional insurers.’

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