Illinois State's commitment to a program of excellence in insurance includes an annual budget from state appropriations for faculty and staff salaries as well as operating funds for the Katie School of Insurance. Achieving a program of excellence also requires private contributions from alumni, friends, and the industry to supplement the University's budget.
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 79.7 million households include one pet; and of those, 83% consider their pets to be family. As our love for our pets has grown, so has demand for their medical care. Large veterinarian hospitals and specialty clinics provide a range of advanced treatment options—everything from neurological services to orthopedic surgery—but it can come at a steep price.
The advancement in pet medical care and the rising demand for treatment, poses a financial challenge for loving pet parents. Pet insurance covers unexpected injuries and illnesses, empowering them to make care-based rather than cost-based health care decisions. For a small monthly premium, pet parents have the option of being reimbursed for (up to) 100% of veterinary medical costs.
Figo Pet Insurance is committed to helping pets and their families enjoy their lives together. Fusing our innovative Pet Cloud technology and affordable healthcare plans, we give families assurance when they need it most. Our pet health plans are simply designed with customizable deductible and reimbursement-rates. Enrollment is easy, and our customer care team is accessible by phone, email, text, chat, and social media. No matter what happens to your pet, you can enjoy the peace of mind that you can afford the best possible care.
Leveraging the power of cloud technology, our first-of-its-kind Pet Cloud is designed to give you the tools you need to manage your pet’s life. Upload and share vital records, certificates, pictures, and videos with the push of a button. Claims filing is simple and can be done from a mobile device. Additionally, the Figo Pet Cloud offers a location finder alerting owners to pet-friendly services like parks, restaurants, veterinarians, pet hotels, groomers and more. A specially designed Figo Pet Tag helps you reconnect with your pet faster if they ever get lost. Wherever you roam, you’ll have your pet’s records in the palm of your hand during an emergency.
The following organizations have donated funds to the Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management.