Trupanion pet insurance provides first product for nutritional supplement and therapeutic pet food coverage

The fastest growing and second largest pet insurer in the country, Trupanion, has announced that it is now offering coverage to pet owners for nutritional supplements and therapeutic pet foods that are designed to improve their pets’ health. This step makes the insurance company the first one to offer coverage for the use of these therapeutic and preventive efforts for pets when they are available exclusively through veterinary clinics and hospitals. These additional benefits will now be a part of the core coverage provided by the policies and are available…

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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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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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Pet owners can shrink veterinary costs with the right insurance

When it comes to healthcare, it isn’t just the cost of medical treatment for humans that is continually increasing. Veterinary expenses are also on the rise, causing many pet owners to take out animal health insurance in order to help to compensate for it. That said, there is still some debate over when coverage is necessary, and when it may not actually be appropriate. There is also some disagreement about how much coverage is needed. For example, whether a specific pet should have a complete wellness package, or whether only…

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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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