Shane Smith, of Fort Collins, says his dog Baxter got a letter saying an account had been opened in his name through Connect for Health Colorado, a Fox Denver affiliate reported.
Mr. Smith had tried to sign up for insurance because his plan was cancelled as a result of President Obama’s health care overhaul.
“I thought, ‘Wow, this is so awesome,’” Mr. Smith said. “They have gone out of their way to insure my 14-year-old Yorkie.”
Mr. Smith said the mistake might have been a result of security questions he was asked over the phone.