Petplan is calling for nominations for this year’s Petplan Insurance Advisor Award, which recognises the hard work and dedication of Petplan Insurance Advisors (PIAs) in highlighting the importance of insurance to pet owners.
Petplan is calling for nominations for this year’s Petplan Insurance Advisor Award, which recognises the hard work and dedication that Petplan Insurance Advisors (PIAs) do to highlight the importance of insurance to pet owners, so that they are protected financially.
Petplan works with more than 4,000 veterinary practices throughout the UK to promote pet insurance. These are Appointed Representative (AR) practices who receive training and certification to speak about specific insurance policies. The PIA scheme is an extension of this – AR practice staff can train to become a dedicated Pet Insurance Advisor by registering at www.petplan.co.uk/pia
Becoming a PIA allows vet staff to earn valuable CPD points while developing transferable skills such as confidently promoting products and handling client objections.
Kelli Vogt, deputy veterinary practice manager of Polsloe Veterinary Clinic in Exeter, Devon, who won the Petplan Insurance Advisor Award 2010, highlighted the benefits of the scheme.
She said: “The scheme is such a great programme and I recommend it to all my colleagues and anyone that will listen. It’s a great link between veterinary practices and insurers and it means that we can really help pet owners have financial security should anything happen.
“The more pet owners are informed of the importance of pet insurance the more likely it’ll become mandatory, which will allow them to always get the best possible treatment for their pet without having to worry about the financial implications.”
Petplan director Neil Brettell said: “We are incredibly proud to help recognise the hard work and dedication that Petplan Insurance Advisors give their customers, helping to keep them constantly informed and up-to-date. So please get your nominations in!“
To nominate your dedicated colleague for the Petplan Insurance Advisor Award, please visit www.petplan.co.uk/pia. The PIA of the Year will receive a 16GB iPad2 with WiFi, worth £399.
Nominations close on September 9, 2011, and the nominees will be judged by industry professionals. The winner will be announced at the annual BVNA Congress, taking place from October 7-9, 2011.
- For information on how to become a PIA contact Vetline on 0800 316 8800. Alternatively log onto www.petplanpia.co.uk.