Bullmastiff that ate a spatula wins weirdest pet insurance claim award

A dog from Lake Charles, Louisiana won the award by consuming the kitchen utensil. A Nationwide pet insurance claim involving a dog that ate a spatula might have been scary at the time, but ended up being an award-winning tale. The owners of the unfortunate pooch were relieved to have an insurance policy to pay for their dog’s care. The Lake Charles, Louisiana bullmastiff won the insurer’s most unusual pet insurance claim of the year award for 2017. This was certainly good news after the poor dog was required to…

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Companies use pet insurance benefits to draw talent

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Now that cats and dogs are just furry family members, affordable animal health care has become a priority. A recent report in the New York Times showed that pet insurance benefits are becoming a staple offering for drawing skilled employees and encouraging them to stay. While pet insurance is already a growing trend in the United States, employer-sponsored benefits are also taking off. In fact, employer sponsored pet insurance benefits is among the most rapidly growing veterinary medicine trends. These include plans that cover only cats and dogs as well…

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Pet insurance company unveils top 2016 claims for dogs and cats

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Healthy Paws has revealed the most expensive payouts it made for veterinary bills this year. The Healthy Paws pet insurance company has now revealed the top claims made for cats and dogs this year. Families found themselves making claims to cover veterinary bills for unexpected emergencies, incidents and illnesses for their furriest members. With high levels of veterinary care can come exceptionally large bills that owners need to pay. These days, dogs and cats aren’t just pets. They are indeed members of the family and their human parents will go…

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Pet insurance policies are increasingly commonplace as employee benefits

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Employers are seeking to draw younger talent by offering them unique additional forms of coverage. Companies that are looking for the best talent find themselves facing a great deal of competition and pet insurance policies are often used to help them to shine above rivals. Today’s younger workers don’t necessarily want the same benefits as those ten years or a generation older. Health insurance isn’t covering as much but plans with more coverage are very expensive for businesses. Over the next month, many companies are adding other types of benefits…

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Pet insurance is extremely unpopular in India

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According to recent figures, there are very few animal owners in the country who have purchased coverage. Pet insurance is a very unique type of coverage in that there are parts of the world where it has become exceptionally commonplace, and there are others where it has remained virtually nonexistent. India has fallen into that second category, as few owners have chosen to buy health insurance for their pets. This type of coverage helps to cover bills such as those for veterinary visits, medical treatments, surgeries, and even certain medications,…

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Pet insurance policies from Hartville sold online through Target

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The insurer recently moved its headquarters to Akron, at a former Lockheed Martin facility. Hartville Pet Insurance Group has announced that it has now formed a new partnership with Target, in order to make it possible for customers to purchase health care policies for their pets on the retail giant’s website. The partnership has already begun, but the policies won’t become available until later this month. Starting late this month, customers who visit the Target website will be able to access information about various pet insurance policies from Hartville and…

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The North American pet insurance industry is finally taking off

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Trupanion recently released a report that showed that it has been experiencing considerable growth in revenues. Although pet insurance is carried by a small minority of dog and cat owners, the current trend has shown that the number of people who have coverage for their beloved animals is starting to grow in a very meaningful way. The market is on the rise and insurance companies are looking to take advantage of this revenue stream. In the example of Trupanion, a pet insurance company from Seattle, the 2015 first quarter earnings…

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American pet insurance industry experiences sales growth

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A new update to the report from IBISWorld has shown that more animal owners are buying policies. IBISWorld has updated the data in its report on the pet insurance industry and has pointed out that as a result of a combination of the increase in the costs associated with veterinary services, and the rising awareness among consumers with regards to coverage options, sales of these policies have been measurably growing. Insurers offering these types of policies have been experiencing rising consumer awareness and acceptance. The report showed that over the…

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Pet insurance companies remind animal owners to avoid a scary Halloween

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While tonight is a great time for fun frights, it is also important to keep dogs and cats safe. Halloween is a very fun time of year, filled with the best of our scary sides, but at the same time, many pet insurance companies have reported that it is among the most dangerous days for animals such as dogs and cats. There are many different hazards to the health of animals on Halloween, so take care to be pet friendly. According to the National Retail Foundation, there was $330 million…

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Pet insurance in California now involves new disclosure rules

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A new law within the state obliges insurers to explain their policy coverage very clearly to animal owners. California has now become the first state in the country to create regulations with regards to disclosure within the pet insurance industry, which is primarily unregulated up until this point. The bill was recently signed into law to ensure that consumers will know the coverage that they are buying. Governor Jerry Brown recently signed bill AB2056, making it into a law that states that pet insurance companies must provide animal owners with…

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