Pet insurance remains unpopular despite rising vet costs

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The expense associated with companion animals health care is growing, but many owners don’t buy coverage. It wasn’t very long ago that veterinary costs were quite affordable and pet insurance was relatively unnecessary, as the health care that was provided to animals was relatively limited and somewhat low-tech. Times have rapidly been changing and the cost of providing health care to animals has been skyrocketing. As a growing number of people consider their animal companions to be nothing less than furry family members and expect them to be able to…

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Pet insurance is among the most popular American worker benefits

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A growing number of businesses are now subsidizing and discounting the cost of the coverage for their employees. The trend for companies to offer their workers pet insurance as a part of their benefits packages is a growing one, as people increasingly feel that their animal companions are members of the family. Businesses across the country are working to make themselves more attractive to talented workers. One in three Fortune 500 companies offers plans from Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the oldest and largest animal health insurer in the United States.…

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Pet insurance for elderly dogs proves to have challenges

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As animals start to age, premiums for these policies can start to rise, but the coverage may still be worthwhile. As a growing number of animal owners are buying pet insurance to help to cover the cost associated with veterinary care, many are discovering that premiums rise quite substantially as that beloved pooch ages and are taking the risk of cutting off their coverage at precisely the time that it is most likely to pay off. Though the premiums do increase many owners are now finding themselves faced with an…

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Pet insurance company Pethealth to acquire parts of PurinaCare’s assets

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  Some of the latter company’s coverage operations have been purchased through this agreement. Pethealth Inc. has just announced that its PTZ Insurance agency subsidiary has now entered into an acquisition agreement with Nestle Purina Claims Processing, Inc. and its PurinaCare services in order to purchase some of its pet insurance operations. The acquisition covers the Purinacare Insurance Services, Inc. operations in terms of certain operations. Those operations are specific to the administration of the pet insurance program at Purina, and the ownership of the rights to the renewals of…

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Pet insurance company names the winner of its best veterinarian contest

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The top pick for the My Vet’s the Best prize has now been announced and money has been issued for animal care. One of the leading pet insurance companies in the United States has announced the winner of its My Vet’s the Best contest as being Dr. Irvin Ingram, who is now the best veterinarian of 2012. The winning veterinarian works in Phoenix and has been issued prize money to help in caring for animals. Dr. Ingram currently practices at the All Creatures Animal Hospital in Phoenix and has received…

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Pet insurance company names new VP of Veterinary Channel Development

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Petplan has just announced the naming of Steve Shell into this position. Petplan pet insurance has just revealed that it has named Steve Shell to the position of vice president of Veterinary Channel Development. Shell has over thirty years of experience within the industry of animal health in the United States. The top rated pet insurance company, as well as one of the most rapidly growing in the United States has recognized his experience and success at Invervet/Schering-Plough, Pfizer Animal Health, and Merck Animal Health, and took care to identify…

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Pet insurance companies warn about holiday hazards

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Many holiday treats and decorations are highly toxic to dogs, cats, and other animals. At this festive time of year when sweet treats are shared and holiday decorations are hung throughout the house, pet insurance companies are cautioning animal owners to take care and avoid exposing their beloved animals to poisons and other dangers that these items can present. Even seemingly harmless cookies or Christmas tree ornaments could create a life or death scenario. For example, pet insurance companies are cautioning owners that many dogs love the smell of chocolate…

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