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 company releases strangest summertime claims info

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Pets Best identifies weirdest filings of the season. Every few months, the oddest pet insurance claims are identified by Pets Best, by its president and founder, Dr. Jack Stephens, who is as also a practicing veterinarian. The most recent summertime examples have now been released by the insurer. According to Dr. Stephens, “The accidents and dangers pets encounter never cease to amaze me.” He added that “We want pet owners to remember that as the weather warms and they’re spending more time outside, they should be extra cautious.” The pet…

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Over 12 million British pets are not covered by insurance

Despite the fact that 86 percent pet owners in the United Kingdom consider their animals to be family members, 56 percent of them do not have an insurance policy to cover their veterinary expenses, according to the results of the latest Gocompare.com research. The study involved a survey of pet owners in the country, and indicated that millions of pets do not have the coverage required to protect owners from extremely expensive vet bills that they could face if their animal family member should ever be injured or fall ill.…

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Pet insurance now available through Capital Blue Cross

Capital Blue Cross, a major health insurer based in Harrisburg, has announced that it will start selling pet insurance. Officials from the company believe that this act will make Capital Blue Cross the first insurer to offer pet insurance policies. The program will be managed by PetPlan, a company based in Philadelphia. Stacy Balaban, the strategic development director for Capital Blue Cross explained that many Americans think of their pets as members of their families, so it makes a lot of sense to offer a new program such as this…

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Lloyds Banking Group announces shutdown of pet insurance division, leaving animal owners without coverage

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it will be shutting down its division for pet insurance, leaving tens of thousands of animal owners without any coverage for their pets’ veterinary care. Lloyds TSB and Halifax have both sold pet insurance policies for a number of years and currently provide coverage for approximately fifty thousand animals. However, the owner of both brands, Lloyds Banking Group, has decided that it will no longer take part in that market. A spokesperson from the company has explained that it has performed a thorough review…

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Pet insurers provide insurance advice for animal owners

Pet insurers have released the most important information that owners should know about insuring their animals, including an understanding of the types of things that are found within the exclusions and fine print of the most typical policies. They include the following on Pet Insurance policies:  If the pet has a pre-existing condition, this will not be covered by the policy, regardless of whether or not you were aware of its existence. If the policy is “time limited”, then upon the completion of the term, no more payouts will be sent…

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Pet insurance rates climb as a result of spoiled dogs

Pet owners who over feed their dogs are causing veterinary bills to skyrocket and, as a result, are forcing pet insurance rates to spike right along with them. Insurers of pets have reported that pet obesity – especially in dogs – is causing the animals to suffer from a number of unpleasant and expensive illnesses. Just as is the case with people, dogs suffer from many related conditions when they are overweight. However, because they are smaller than humans, the problems caused by the extra pounds are compounded and come…

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Things to consider when searching for pet insurance

For the past 25 years, you have been able to obtain pet insurance for your pet.  This can help save you money if your pet should become injured or ill. When you are looking for an insurer to choose, you want to go with a stable company.  Their stability will depend on the length of time they have been providing pet insurance. Additionally, a good pet insurance company will have a veterinary professional as part of their staff.  With a veterinarian on staff, they are better capable of advising you…

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Be aware of your options when shopping for pet insurance

When shopping for pet health insurance, there are some options you should keep in mind. You want to choose the company that is right for you. You also want to have the options that are best for your pet. Pet health insurance is different than your medical insurance because you have to pay for your pet’s care and then you are reimbursed at a later date. Before purchasing, be sure to verify if there is a limit on how much money you are reimbursed for on each claim.  Also remember…

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The Pet Insurance Industry in California Under New Regulations

Pets are getting their own health care reform act – now everybody is in the game!  A new bill was passed earlier this month by the California State Assembly.  This new law is under review by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, which requires insurance companies with veterinary care plans to now divulge much more information concerning the limitations of protection. Regulations would demand insurance providers to offer the specifics of co-pays, lifetime benefit restrictions as well as limitations based upon pre-existing conditions on internet sites. Democratic Assemblyman Dave Jones is pushing the…

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