Trupanion reminds owners to avoid pet insurance claims with hot weather tips

Pet insurance claim - dog in summer wearing shades

The insurer has issued a list of tips to keep pets safe and cool throughout the hottest time of the year. With the heat of summer fully underway, Trupanion is hoping that animal owners will use these common-sense pet insurance claim avoidance tips to keep their furry family members safe. The insurer sees a summer spike in heatstroke claims 4.5 times higher than the yearly average. During the months of June, July and August, pet insurance claims explode as animal owners take their beloved animals to the vet for heatstroke…

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Home insurance coverage rules shock many new dog owners in adoption boom

Home-insurance-coverage - Doberman and a Yorkshire Terrier

The pandemic has caused breeders and shelters to sell out, but some owners aren’t as covered as they think. Dogs were among the sales booms to take off as a result of the pandemic, but many owners are shocked to discover that their home insurance coverage doesn’t cover their new pets. There are certain breeds that many insurers simply will not cover for expensive liability claims. As a result, if a dog bites someone or causes them injuries in another way such as by scratching them or jumping on them,…

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NAIC to develop new pet insurance regulatory standards

Pet Insurance regulatory standards - dog receiving veterinary care

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is creating a model law for animal health policies. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is currently working on a new model pet insurance regulatory standards law. NAIC’s Pet Insurance Working Group has been tasked with developing the shape of this law. The new pet insurance regulatory standards are expected to impact that part of the insurance industry, depending on whether states adopt them and how they do so. It may also alter the way veterinarians discuss coverage with their clients. The NAIC…

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Nationwide Insurance reminds owners of holiday pet risks

Holiday pet risks - dogs wearing xmas costumes

The insurer is hoping more owners will keep their furry family members safe this year. It’s that time of year again, when we bring out the decorations and sweet treats and need a reminder about holiday pet risks to keep our fuzzy loved ones safe. Our four-legged family members experience different dangers than humans do during this season. Nationwide Insurance is reminding owners that while we keep our walkways lit and clear to stop people from falling, and keep our Christmas trees hydrated so they won’t become a fire risk,…

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Walmart pet insurance launched as pandemic animal adoptions spike

Walmart Pet Insurance - Puppy with person

The retailer is offering coverage through Petplan and is also offering the Rover feature for services. Beyond buying kibble and leashes at the retailer, customers can now purchase Walmart pet insurance to help cover veterinary costs in the case of unexpected illness or injury. The retailer spotted the appeal of the coverage as the pandemic has caused animal adoptions to skyrocket. The Walmart pet insurance is launched at the same time that the Rover service has become available to connect customers with services such as dog walkers and sitters. The…

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Petbusinessinsurance.com the #1 agency for the Pet business industry

pet insurance for business and how it works

We here at Pet Business insurance want to make sure every pet business gets insured with the specialized types of insurance coverage that are available to them. Unlike normal business insurance, pet businesses have extra options such as animal bailee coverage when getting property coverage. Animal bailee coverage protects business owners when a pet in their care gets injured or dies. According to Forbes, this is a great time to start your very own pet care business! Millennial and Generation Z Americans are pet-obsessed, accounting for 62% of pet ownership. …

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Lemonade pet insurance launches for the first time

Lemonade Pet Insurance - Dogs and Cats

The online insurer is using this move to take itself into an entirely new coverage space. Lemonade pet insurance launched this week, taking the company into a new product category. This represents the company’s first step into a new vertical since 2016 when it first began offering its renters and homeowners insurance policies. Nearly three quarters of the company’s current policyholders are also pet owners. Approximately 70 percent of existing customers with the insurer own animals. That said, only about 1 to 2 percent of owners in the United States…

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