Pet insurance coverage is worth the cost

Many pet owners struggle with the decision as to whether or not pet insurance coverage will be a good investment to protect their finances and ensure that their pets will obtain the veterinary care they require for the best quality of life. Unfortunately, a large number of Americans are already finding it challenging to be able to afford their own health insurance. This makes the decision even more of a struggle. Currently, there are almost one million North American pets covered by pet insurance. This may sound like a lot,…

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Petplan pet insurance identifies most common veterinary health conditions from 2011

The leading animal coverage provider in the United States, Petplan pet insurance, has revealed the results of its data from 2011, showing the top 10 most common health conditions in dogs and cats. Though some of the conditions, such as diarrhea and vomiting, were to be expected, there were a few surprised about what made it into last year’s most common illness list. According to the claims data received by Petplan last year, the following are the top ten conditions reported: 10 – Periodontal disease 9 – Urinary tract infections…

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Hartville Group launches new plans for expanded pet insurance coverage

The Hartville Group, Inc., when considered with Petsmarketing Insurance.com Agency, Inc., its subsidiary, is among the oldest and the biggest insurers of pets in the United States, and it has just revealed that it will be expanding the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Pet Health Insurance coverage. It will now be providing its policyholders with a 90 percent reimbursement for veterinary costs and for congenital and hereditary conditions that are included in its coverage, and it will offer higher limits per incident, among other improvements.…

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Petplan Pet Insurance releases the names of the veterinarians on the short list for its annual award

The top rated pet insurance in the United States, Petplan Pet Insurance, has released the names of the veterinarians on the short list for its 2012 “Vet of the Year Award”, narrowing the list down from the original 2,000 nominations that had been received by the insurer from across the country late last year. The names on the list include: • Dr. Matt Hennessey, Houston, TX – Jersey Village Animal Hospital • Dr. William Latter, Lakeland, FL – All Creatures Animal Clinic • Dr. Gary Richter, Oakland, CA – Montclair…

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Pets Best Insurance provides holiday safety tips for animal owners

Pets Best Insurance, a top-rated pet insurer, has released a series of tips for animal owners to make sure that their furry family members stay healthy and happy throughout the holiday season, while underlining the importance of pet insurance coverage for potentially costly veterinary care following unexpected emergencies. To start, while decorations may help to make our homes look festive and delightful, many pose a serious health risk to cats and dogs who may ingest sharp or toxic items, cut themselves on broken glass, or receive a shock or a…

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Trupanion pet insurer raises $9 million to improve customer service and widen sales force

The Trupanion pet insurance company has raised $9 million in financing, with funding coming primarily from the Highland Consumer Fund, but also from Maveron, a venture capital firm from Howard Schultz. The insurer provides pet coverage to owners in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United States. It provides coverage for 90 percent of medical care from a veterinarian should the protected pet be injured or fall ill. Premiums for a mixed-breed dog at three years old are typically around $40 per month. Trupanion explained that it intends to use the…

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Veterinarians aren’t to blame for the increase in pet insurance claims

Veterinary bills in the United Kingdom are on the rise every year, but this does not necessarily mean that animal care professionals are making a bigger profit from offering the same services that they have always provided, nor can the claim be made that they are charging more money to clients who have insurance. The reason for this is that pet insurance is not a new product. In the U.K., it has existed since shortly after the end of World War II. The only element that is new is that…

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