Pet insurance saves dog owners from expenses after the animals consume strange objects

Embrace Pet Insurance has released the results of the analysis of its own data that has looked into claims worth over $1,000 that resulted from pets consuming inedible items that included everything from street drugs to razor blades. In a recent release, the insurer identified the top 5 oddest items that pets have consumed, as well as the costs that were associated with their insurance claims. The insurer receives more than a thousand claims of this nature every year. The lowest cost for the claims last year was $32, while…

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Petplan pet insurance reports larger numbers for both cancer treatment claims and costs

Though it may not be rare for chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer therapies to exist in hospitals meant for humans.. these treatments are also becoming increasingly common among veterinary hospitals, increasing the number of claims made for them, and boosting the costs associated with them. Americans are increasingly thinking of their pets more as family members than simply animal possessions, and this is leading to a trend toward treating conditions that would, at one time, have once been a death sentence for the dog or cat. Petplan pet insurance has…

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Pet insurance coverage is worth the cost

Many pet owners struggle with the decision as to whether or not pet insurance coverage will be a good investment to protect their finances and ensure that their pets will obtain the veterinary care they require for the best quality of life. Unfortunately, a large number of Americans are already finding it challenging to be able to afford their own health insurance. This makes the decision even more of a struggle. Currently, there are almost one million North American pets covered by pet insurance. This may sound like a lot,…

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Hartville Group launches new plans for expanded pet insurance coverage

The Hartville Group, Inc., when considered with Petsmarketing Insurance.com Agency, Inc., its subsidiary, is among the oldest and the biggest insurers of pets in the United States, and it has just revealed that it will be expanding the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Pet Health Insurance coverage. It will now be providing its policyholders with a 90 percent reimbursement for veterinary costs and for congenital and hereditary conditions that are included in its coverage, and it will offer higher limits per incident, among other improvements.…

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Petplan Pet Insurance releases the names of the veterinarians on the short list for its annual award

The top rated pet insurance in the United States, Petplan Pet Insurance, has released the names of the veterinarians on the short list for its 2012 “Vet of the Year Award”, narrowing the list down from the original 2,000 nominations that had been received by the insurer from across the country late last year. The names on the list include: • Dr. Matt Hennessey, Houston, TX – Jersey Village Animal Hospital • Dr. William Latter, Lakeland, FL – All Creatures Animal Clinic • Dr. Gary Richter, Oakland, CA – Montclair…

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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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Could pet insurance become the bread-and-butter of insurance agents

Pet insurance is a growing segment of the insurance marketplace and some agents are starting to wonder if it may be the next gold rush. That said, experts in the industry are warning agents not to hop aboard too quickly, as this is a specialized segment of the insurance market and it is important to know this niche in the industry very well in order to be successful. Pet insurance is a form of health insurance for animals. It involves the payment of premiums in order to be able to…

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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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