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

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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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Lemonade pet insurance products are in the making

Lemonade Pet Insurance - Dog and Cat

The homeowners and contents policy provider will be expanding into an all new market. Lemonade pet insurance is about to become the next offering from the industry disrupting homeowners and contents insurer. The company has managed to raise $480 million and is now set to cover cats and dogs. It is not yet clear when the Lemonade pet insurance policies will start selling. So far, the insurer has announced its intentions to step into that category. It is also making its way through the regulatory process of selling coverage for…

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Generation X buys more pet insurance policies than any other generation

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Most people who purchase veterinary health plans for their furry family members have age in common. The average age of people who have purchased pet insurance policies is 43 years old. Moreover, those with coverage for their dogs and cats often have other features in common, too. Most people who have this coverage receive it through their employers and are married. The stats were presented by EverythingBenefits, following an analysis of demographic data regarding workers using the pet insurance policies offered as a part of the benefits provided by their…

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Trupanion pet insurance company slammed with $100k fine

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The Seattle-based insurer is being sanctioned by the commissioner’s office for the third time in four years. For the third time since Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler took office four years ago, his office has sanctioned Trupanion pet insurance. The animal health insurance company was fined for a number of different behaviors and activities. Trupanion Managers USA, a unit of the publicly traded Trupanion pet insurance company, was fined for a number of its marketing activities. These include: • Paying an unlicensed website for pet insurance marketing and lead generation, •…

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British pet insurance payouts reach record £785 million level

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Policyholders have shattered previous records in the amount they received from their claims in 2018. Pet insurance payouts in the United Kingdom struck record levels in 2018 when they broke the £785 million mark. The figure rose to this level despite the fact that the number of claims filed by policyholders actually fell, said the Association of British Insurers (A.B.I.). The industry trade body pointed to a rising cost of complex veterinary care to explain the payment size. The A.B.I. underscored the increasing cost associated with sophisticated medical care to…

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Companies use pet insurance benefits to draw talent

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Now that cats and dogs are just furry family members, affordable animal health care has become a priority. A recent report in the New York Times showed that pet insurance benefits are becoming a staple offering for drawing skilled employees and encouraging them to stay. While pet insurance is already a growing trend in the United States, employer-sponsored benefits are also taking off. In fact, employer sponsored pet insurance benefits is among the most rapidly growing veterinary medicine trends. These include plans that cover only cats and dogs as well…

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Pet insurance is being used by employers to draw millennial talent

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A number of perks relating to the ownership of cats and dogs are also being used to retain that talent. Businesses that are hoping to appeal to talent in the millennial generation – and to retain them – are starting to offer employees benefits that include pet insurance and other perks that could attract animal owners. Stifel Equity Research data shows that nearly half the workforce will be made of that generation by 2020. Employees within this age group present a whole new range of challenges and needs which must…

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