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EMBRACE PET INSURANCE

Embrace leads the show in pet insurance providers. This truly customizable pet insurance can meet everyone's needs. The website is easy to maneuver and full of great information. Claims are paid quickly and with no hassle - Embrace is an excellent choice.

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PETS BEST

Pets Best pet insurance provides an easy to use website with an instant quote option. We liked the comprehensive nature of Pets Best and the procedures included within the policies. We also liked how they outline exactly what is covered or not covered with their insurance. Affordable prices and customer friendly policies make Pets Best a very good choice.

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PET PREMIUM

PetPremium is a pet insurance website that is both professional and informative. This company offers several different pet insurance policies to meet your specific financial needs. The downside to PetPremium is that it's new to the industry and does not yet have a long track record.

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HEALTHY PAWS

Healthy Paws Insurance provides a straightforward plan with some flexibility to fit your needs. We really liked their quote process and high level of customer satisfaction. Healthy Paws is a top contender for your dog and cat insurance.

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TRUPANION PET INSURANCE

Trupanion provides solid pet insurance with no gimmicks. This straightforward pet insurance provider covers 90% of the veterinarian's bill and does not increase premiums as your pet ages. Trupanion also allows you to select the amount of deductible you'd like associated with your plan.

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PETPLAN

Petplan offers very comprehensive pet insurance, and they make reimbursement incredibly easy using a handy smartphone app. And, if the ticker at the bottom of the website is any indication, Petplan absolutely pays out on claims for everything from ligament tears to foreign bodies in the intestines. The biggest drawback of Petplan pet insurance is the steep price tag: almost twice as much as other companies we reviewed.

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PET ASSURE

This is a program that is best for an older pet or one with a pre-existing condition that would not be covered under the other plans. It is less expensive but your overall savings would be less should your pet need a major operation that was covered by one of the other plans.

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24 PET WATCH

24 Pet Watch provides a cumbersome online quote process. Missing details and descriptions,along with poor page layout made the online shopping experience unimpressive. The cost of the insurance was much higher than many other companies and didn't appear to be a good value in comparison to those companies ranked higher.

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Pet Insurance

Thanks to modern medicine, veterinarians can perform once unheard-of operations and procedures to suffering dogs and cats, significantly increasing both their life expectancy and their owner's happiness. However, these latest procedures can come with an expensive price tag.

Tests, examinations, and procedures can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Even a routine pet examination with vaccinations and preventative tests can cost from $200 to $400 or more. If that hasn't busted your budget, you can only imagine the reality of chemotherapy and hip replacement for a pet in bad shape.

Pet Insurance allows a caring master to continue to enjoy their pet for years to come without facing the financial burden and difficult decision between helping their loved one, or putting it to sleep as a result of cost. A number of pet insurance companies exist today that can greatly relieve the burden of life saving procedures and care. However, these companies all vary in services covered, cost, customer service, and claim reimbursement.

Before selecting a pet insurance provider you should consider the following:

  • Coverage.  What procedures and services does the plan cover Is their flexibility in selecting the plan that meets your needs What services are excluded
  • Customer Service.  Will someone answer the phone if you call in an emergency When is the company open for assistance
  • Insurance Premiums.  How much will your premium be for the pet insurance that best meets your needs

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Pet Insurance providers available today. We hope this information helps you select the right pet insurance for you and your pet!



How Pet Insurance Can Save You Money

If you asked every pet lover you encountered in a day how they feel about their pets, they'd likely tell you they view them as family members, not pets. As such, most pet owners want their furry family members to live long and healthy lives.

One of the best ways to make sure that happens is by investing in a pet insurance policy.

Like their human counterparts, animals can get sick or be involved in accidents which can cause severe injury. They also need routine preventative healthcare in order to stay healthy - all of which can cost a pretty penny. Pet insurance plans are designed to help shoulder the burden of these costs, helping pet owners to have the choice in caring for their pet, versus euthanasia due to insufficient funding to pay for necessary medical procedures.

Currently, only one percent of the U.S. pet population - just under 3 million animals - is insured. However, industry trends indicate that pet health insurance policies are growing in popularity in the U.S., with an anticipated increase of up to 10 percent within the next five years.

The first official pet healthcare policy was sold in Britain in 1947. Britain trails only Sweden in the number of pet owners who provide insurance for their pets. Dogs are the most-insured pet, followed by cats and small exotic animals. While it is sold under the name "healthcare insurance," pet health insurance is actually under the insurance umbrella for property. According to insurance laws, pets are seen as property, so the insurance policy which covers them is similar to that for any other property owned by an individual.

Most pet owners understand that cost for care, as well as the likelihood that the pet will suffer from certain diseases and conditions, significantly increases as the pet ages. However, not many pet owners have stopped to ask themselves what they would do if their pet suffered a serious or unexpected injury. Average cost for mending a broken leg, for instance, can run between $2,000 and $5,000 without insurance coverage. Dogs, which are known for eating and swallowing items which can be harmful, may need emergency surgery to remove the item and repair any internal damage that may have been caused. That kind of procedure can cost up to $3,000. Many pet owners cannot afford such high up-front costs and most veterinarians require payment in full at the time of the procedure. That leaves many pet owners struggling with what to do for their pet when they can't afford the procedure that could help them.

Other conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, are on the rise in the pet population. One out of every 400 dogs and cats will be diagnosed with diabetes at some point in their lives. With the advent of medical procedures and interventions not previously available to our pets, many are living longer, which increases their chances of developing age-related conditions and injuries. Take for instance, a pet which develops diabetes. That animal would require insulin injections, much as its human counterpart diagnosed with the same condition would need. Monthly costs between insulin and the syringes needed to administer it can cost a couple hundred dollars. Then there is the glucose monitoring system required to keep track of your pet's insulin levels. Animal-specific monitors such as AlphaTrak can cost $200 by the time you purchase the monitor, the lancets and the testing strips.

Most pet policies cover these issues and many more, making them a good investment for pet owners. With a variety of plans from which to choose, pet owners can find one that is not only affordable to them, but which also covers their pet's annual medical needs.

 



Pet Insurance In The News

LEGAL & GENERAL CONTINUES TO GROW ITS PET INSURANCE BUSINESS BY ACQUIRING BUDDIES ENTERPRISES LIMITED

Legal & General Insurance Limited announced today that is has agreed to acquire 100% of Buddies Enterprises Limited, as part of its long term strategy to grow its share of the pet insurance market. The UK pet insurance sector now accounts for £1bn of ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:30:00 GMT



Trust is shattered and premiums are rising. Insurance Brokers must seize the moment

Policy Expert, a home insurance provider, promises to fix premiums for 2 years, helping its customers to avoid that nasty renewal price shock. Lifetime Pet Cover was launched following the founders' experience "˜when a much-loved family pet became ill ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:47:00 GMT



Legal & General cuddles up to pet insurer

Legal & General has agreed to acquire pet insurance product provider Buddies Enterprises. The deal supports L&G's strategy of growing its presence in the industry. Buddies specialises in providing insurance for breeders and pet owners.

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:09:00 GMT



UK Pet Insurance-Market Dynamics and Opportunities 2017

The pet insurance market continued on an upward trend with regards to market size in 2016. Strong growth in GWP was seen yet again, but the market remains blighted by significant increases in the number of reported claims, which grew to record levels.

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:23:00 GMT



How much chocolate is toxic to your pet

Dr. Jennifer Maniet, on-staff veterinarian at pet insurance company Petplan, says the severity of symptoms will vary depending on the type of chocolate your dog ingested, how much they ate, and their weight. Signs of chocolate ingestion (and possible ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:30:00 GMT



State AGs, unions sue to stop Trump's health insurance grab

Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!" Debra Ness, executive director of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said Trump's cutoff would hurt low-income women the most.

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:19:00 GMT



25 Most Expensive Cities to Own a Pet

Key dimensions analyzed were veterinary care costs, minimum pet-care provider rate per visit, and dog-insurance premium. Are you paying above-average prices for your pet Considering what it costs to keep a needier pet alive, you might want to consider ...

Published:  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:39:00 GMT



Trump Move Will Send Insurance Premiums Soaring in Washington

"The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding," he wrote. "Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!" However, that fix will not be a bill co-sponsored by Washington Sen. Patty Murray, according to ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:05:00 GMT




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