Japanese pet insurance market takes off due to high vet costs

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Veterinary bills are on the rise in Japan, sending dog and cat owners to buy policies to help cover expenses. Considerable advances in veterinary care have helped dogs and cats to live longer, boosting the Japanese pet insurance market well beyond where it was only a handful of years ago. Longer lives and improved veterinary care has sent the price of pet health care skyward. Since veterinary care now comes with a higher expense, Japanese pet insurance policies have taken off. The reason is that dog and cat owners are…

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Pet insurance popularity takes off, covers over 2 million in North America

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The industry has now reached the $1 billion point, according to a new NAPHIA report. As pet insurance popularity grows as it never has before, it has now become a $1 billion industry, says a North American Pet Insurance Association (NAPHIA) report. The report states that the average year over year growth rate has been nearly 17 percent, says the 2018 NAPHIA State of the Industry Report (SOI). This year also represented the first time the industry surpassed the $1 billion threshold. Pet insurance popularity drove the industry’s gross written…

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American dog bite insurance claims rose to $686 million in 2017

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The country saw a 2.2 percent increase in the cost of these claims, said the Insurance Information Institute. The Insurance Information Institute has released its latest U.S. dog bite insurance claims data. The report showed a 2.2 percent increase in the total cost of claims nationwide last year. Claims values themselves increased by a considerable amount in 2017 when compared to 2016. Dog bite insurance claims values rose to over $686 million in 2017. This paid for the year’s 18,552 claims. The average cost per single dog bite claim rose…

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Cat and dog obesity rate rises for seventh consecutive year

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As pets become increasingly overweight, insurance claims connected to excess weight keep climbing. Among humans, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss, but the new cat and dog obesity rates should likely have pet owners doing the same for their furry family members. For the seventh straight year, the obesity rates among our most beloved pets are on the rise. Cat and dog obesity isn’t just a matter of the way they look. As is the case with people, obesity places them at risk of a…

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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 being used by employers to draw millennial talent

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A number of perks relating to the ownership of cats and dogs are also being used to retain that talent. Businesses that are hoping to appeal to talent in the millennial generation – and to retain them – are starting to offer employees benefits that include pet insurance and other perks that could attract animal owners. Stifel Equity Research data shows that nearly half the workforce will be made of that generation by 2020. Employees within this age group present a whole new range of challenges and needs which must…

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PolicyGenius establishes another foothold in the insurance industry through latest round of funding

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Company has raised $15 million in funding PolicyGenius, a comparison insurance brokerage based in Brooklyn, New York, has announced that it has raised $15 million in its latest round of funding. The funding will allow the company to extend its insurance comparison insurance services, allowing it to provide consumers with better access to price comparisons and quotes. PolicyGenius specializes in life insurance, long-term disability insurance, renters insurance, and pet insurance. Companies like PolicyGenius are beginning to find more success in various markets and the overall insurance industry is beginning to…

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