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Pet Insurance in Illinois

More than half of all Illinois households own at least one pet, according to a recent study of more than 50,000 households in the United States. Pets can offer companionship, love, and even security to their owners; pet insurance is one way that those owners can give back to their furry family members by making sure that any needed treatments or surgeries are affordable.

Without pet insurance, some people are forced to choose between going into debt to pay for veterinary care or having a beloved pet euthanized. This is easy to understand when looking at the average costs for common surgeries and treatment: for a torn ACL or cartilage in a dog, the average bill is more than $2,500, while bladder stones in a cat cost approximately $980 to remove. Cancer is also common in both cats and dogs, and some treatments reach nearly $10,000.

Pet insurance is available from a number of companies in Illinois, though the breadth of coverage varies widely. Customers may wish to purchase catastrophic coverage only, to help pay the bills in the event of an illness such as cancer or an accidental injury. On the other hand, some Illinois pet owners prefer more comprehensive pet insurance, that not only includes catastrophic coverage but also more routine veterinary care such as spaying and neutering, vaccinations, and yearly checkups. In either case, it is important to understand that pet insurance is different from human health care insurance in significant ways; pet policies can exclude animals with pre-existing conditions, elderly pets, or even limit the coverage offered for specific breeds (e.g. Lhasa Apsos, chow chows, and pit bulls).

 

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Pet Insurance In The News

Pet owners hit by insurance double whammy

Southern Cross is set to hike the premiums for its pet insurance with owners hit by a double whammy from its annual review and a change to its ageing pet policy. The insurer which covers 29,500 pets s...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:59:00 GMT



Pet insurance is the latest perk for companies courting millennials

It used to be that one of the best ways to win over employees was through their stomachs. Now it's their pets. More startups, which are trying to hire in-demand talent in a hurry, are adding pet insur...

Published:  Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:25:00 GMT



More Pet Insurance Policies Are Being Sold. But Are They Worth the Cost

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Published:  Fri, 04 Jan 2019 07:06:00 GMT



The Ontario SPCA launches new SPCA & Humane Society Pet Insurance Offered by PetplanĀ® to help protect animals

STOUFFVILLE, Ontario, Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society believes animals deserve the best care possible, which is why we have decided to relaunch our insurance ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:00:00 GMT



AKC Pet Insurance Shares Weird Puppy Accidents of 2018

Puppies are a lot of wonderful things - snuggly, playful, spirited - but sometimes they can be a little too curious for their own good. No matter how puppy-proofed a home is or how careful owners are, ...

Published:  Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:29:00 GMT



Benefits of Pet Insurance illuminated by new report

Submitted by RNR Market Research. Pets are becoming an important family member for many people in the US. For safeguard of their pets, many people are purchasing pet insurance policies. Pet insurance ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:14:00 GMT



My dog's medical insurance is paying off big time

My dog had some pretty massive surgery. Pet insurance did what it was supposed to do. I will start with the absolute shame I feel: the first thing I said to my veterinarian, as she told me my 125 ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:15:00 GMT



New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners with Dr. Jyl

pet owners can add to their list in 2019. 1. Sign up for pet insurance. How it benefits you: Pet insurance saves owners money and, more importantly, keeps them from having to make urgent ...

Published:  Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:31:00 GMT



Wells Fargo Will Never Secretly Sell Pet Insurance To Unwitting Customers Without Cats In This State Again!

It turns out that there are consequences beyond a $575 million fine for illegally and secretly selling insurance policies that customers neither wanted nor needed, which is good, because Wells ...

Published:  Fri, 04 Jan 2019 11:59:00 GMT



Pet Insurance Market US Trends Analysis and 2022 Forecast Research Report

Pune, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/15/2019 -- The report entitled "The US Pet Insurance Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2018-2022)" provides analysis of the US pet insurance market, with detailed analysi...

Published:  Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:39:00 GMT




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