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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Grumpy Cat’s owner faces income loss risk without social media insurance

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In the absence of coverage for animal influencers, owners risk financial losses when their pets die. Following the death of Grumpy Cat, the lack of a niche social media insurance product for animal influencers has fallen into the spotlight. As a result, the popular meme cat’s owner is at risk of some major financial losses. Under the law, a pet – even a social media influencer – is comparable to any other possession. Grumpy Cat left a fun and beloved legacy behind, along with a business that had been highly…

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National Puppy Day reminds dog owners of the importance of pet insurance

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Saturday was an ultra-cute opportunity to look at the difference these animals make in our lives. Saturday was National Puppy Day and across the country, dog owners and dog lovers took the opportunity to appreciate how important these animals are to us and the difference we can make to them, too. Increasingly dogs are seen as furry family members as opposed to being animal possessions. The last couple of decades have marked a strong difference in the way we think of our pets. They are beloved companions, but what they…

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Pet health tops human wellness, say half of dog owners

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Owners care more about the wellbeing of their companion animals than they do about their own. Pet health has become an astoundingly important issue in the lives of dog owners. In fact, a recent study showed that many dog owners care more about their animal’s wellness than their own. Half of dog owners specifically placed their canine’s health at a higher priority than their own health. The study findings showed that over half of dog owners placed pet health above their own personal health. Moreover, 62 percent of these pet…

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