Nationwide Insurance prepares to name the Hambone Award 2019 winner

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The insurer holds this event every year and has asked the public to vote on the weirdest pet related claim. Nationwide is holding its Hambone Award 2019 event and has asked the public to vote on the top strange pet insurance claim of the year. The insurer’s award is an annual event that honours the pet with the weirdest insurance claim. The Hambone Award 2019 already has its finalists, but the winner has yet to be named. The award started in 2009. It was named after the first winner, which…

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Dog groomer insurance helps your pet salon avoid risks unique to your business

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Whether you groom from home, have a dedicated salon or have a mobile unit, you need coverage. Many business owners don’t realize that there are specific policies available to provide dog groomer insurance coverage. All too often, they purchase a general commercial policy which doesn’t offer the type of specific coverage unique to this kind of business. The type of policy you’ll need depends on the nature of the services you provide your customers. It’s important to recognize that there isn’t a standard dog groomer insurance policy, so it’s up…

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Pet boarding insurance covers businesses watching animal family members overnight

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These animal hotels can be run out of large facilities or may operate right out of a person’s home. Pet boarding insurance is a critical part of any business that allows animal owners to leave their furry family members to stay overnight. These companies are popular options when owners head away on vacation, when they need to stay somewhere that pets aren’t welcome, when homes are being fumigated or during renovations. Business owners can use this type of insurance policy to cover themselves against many liabilities. Managing one or several…

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Generation X buys more pet insurance policies than any other generation

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Most people who purchase veterinary health plans for their furry family members have age in common. The average age of people who have purchased pet insurance policies is 43 years old. Moreover, those with coverage for their dogs and cats often have other features in common, too. Most people who have this coverage receive it through their employers and are married. The stats were presented by EverythingBenefits, following an analysis of demographic data regarding workers using the pet insurance policies offered as a part of the benefits provided by their…

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Trupanion pet insurance company slammed with $100k fine

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The Seattle-based insurer is being sanctioned by the commissioner’s office for the third time in four years. For the third time since Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler took office four years ago, his office has sanctioned Trupanion pet insurance. The animal health insurance company was fined for a number of different behaviors and activities. Trupanion Managers USA, a unit of the publicly traded Trupanion pet insurance company, was fined for a number of its marketing activities. These include: • Paying an unlicensed website for pet insurance marketing and lead generation, •…

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Pet insurance company concerned about anti-vaxxers affecting their pets’ health

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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance is worried about a drop in the number of dogs receiving vaccinations. Healthy Paws Pet Insurance is concerned about animal health care as anti-vaxxers choose not to vaccinate their pets. The insurer has noted a reduction in the number of dogs receiving their basic vaccinations, including rabies vaccine shots. Anti-vaccination trends have been spreading in both human and veterinary health care. According to the Center for Disease Control, anti-vaxxers are currently the leading threat to global health. The result of this sentiment in human health care…

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Dog walker insurance protects those caring for pet fitness

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Small businesses designed to make sure Fido and Fluffy get walked every day need coverage, too. Professional dog walker insurance, also called a pet care insurance (PCI) policy, is a growing industry and for good reason. Americans love their pets and there are millions of these furry family members across the country. However, they don’t always have the time or mobility to walk them as often as recommended. Dog walkers have become a necessary part of pet ownership for millions of Americans. That said, as is the case with many…

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