Why Is Pet Insurance So Important?

Why Is Pet Insurance So Important?

There are many forms insurance that an average person will have, including home, car, and medical insurance. Yet when it comes to pet insurance, this is something that can be forgotten at times. However, there are many reasons why having pet insurance is incredibly important, and after reading this blog, hopefully, you’ll understand why pet insurance is absolutely necessary when you have any kind of pet. Read on to find out more.   Pet Insurance Saves You Money If your pet is injured or becomes sick, you will need to take…

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State Farm reminds animal owners to create a pet evacuation plan

Pet Evacuation - dog supplies

Moreover, it has pointed out that existing plans should be reviewed annually to ensure they are up to date. State Farm has issued a news release on its official website reminding people of the importance of creating and maintaining a pet evacuation plan in case the unexpected should happen. As natural disasters become more frequent and extreme, the insurer wants pet owners to be responsible. “Being a responsible pet owner means preparing for the unexpected,” read the statement. It pointed out that the way a family handles their furry, four-legged…

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Trupanion reminds owners to avoid pet insurance claims with hot weather tips

Pet insurance claim - dog in summer wearing shades

The insurer has issued a list of tips to keep pets safe and cool throughout the hottest time of the year. With the heat of summer fully underway, Trupanion is hoping that animal owners will use these common-sense pet insurance claim avoidance tips to keep their furry family members safe. The insurer sees a summer spike in heatstroke claims 4.5 times higher than the yearly average. During the months of June, July and August, pet insurance claims explode as animal owners take their beloved animals to the vet for heatstroke…

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Home insurance coverage rules shock many new dog owners in adoption boom

Home-insurance-coverage - Doberman and a Yorkshire Terrier

The pandemic has caused breeders and shelters to sell out, but some owners aren’t as covered as they think. Dogs were among the sales booms to take off as a result of the pandemic, but many owners are shocked to discover that their home insurance coverage doesn’t cover their new pets. There are certain breeds that many insurers simply will not cover for expensive liability claims. As a result, if a dog bites someone or causes them injuries in another way such as by scratching them or jumping on them,…

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NAIC to develop new pet insurance regulatory standards

Pet Insurance regulatory standards - dog receiving veterinary care

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is creating a model law for animal health policies. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is currently working on a new model pet insurance regulatory standards law. NAIC’s Pet Insurance Working Group has been tasked with developing the shape of this law. The new pet insurance regulatory standards are expected to impact that part of the insurance industry, depending on whether states adopt them and how they do so. It may also alter the way veterinarians discuss coverage with their clients. The NAIC…

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Nationwide Insurance reminds owners of holiday pet risks

Holiday pet risks - dogs wearing xmas costumes

The insurer is hoping more owners will keep their furry family members safe this year. It’s that time of year again, when we bring out the decorations and sweet treats and need a reminder about holiday pet risks to keep our fuzzy loved ones safe. Our four-legged family members experience different dangers than humans do during this season. Nationwide Insurance is reminding owners that while we keep our walkways lit and clear to stop people from falling, and keep our Christmas trees hydrated so they won’t become a fire risk,…

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Walmart pet insurance launched as pandemic animal adoptions spike

Walmart Pet Insurance - Puppy with person

The retailer is offering coverage through Petplan and is also offering the Rover feature for services. Beyond buying kibble and leashes at the retailer, customers can now purchase Walmart pet insurance to help cover veterinary costs in the case of unexpected illness or injury. The retailer spotted the appeal of the coverage as the pandemic has caused animal adoptions to skyrocket. The Walmart pet insurance is launched at the same time that the Rover service has become available to connect customers with services such as dog walkers and sitters. The…

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