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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 Benefit Solutions Announces Integration into Liazon Online Private Benefits Marketplace

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Published:  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:24:00 GMT



Petco Throws Artificial Ingredients Out And Further Commits To 360° Holistic Pet Care

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Published:  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 04:01:00 GMT



Pet Theft Epidemic Can Be Tackled With Technology, Says Aquarium

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Published:  Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:15:00 GMT



Pet Insurance Market

Current and future of Pet Insurance Market outlook in the developed and emerging markets. Analysis of various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter's five forces analysis.

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:10:00 GMT



'Pay more than you'll get out': Is pet insurance worth it

Brittany Jonas has opted not to take out pet insurance on her 4-year-old dog Jasper. "Like any insurance over the life of the policy, you are far more likely to pay more than you'll get out ...

Published:  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:49:00 GMT



First Pet Care ETF Debuts

That of course has spurred a dramatic increase in pet insurance," he added. "In 2017, we went over $1 billion in pet insurance premiums." Perhaps most intriguing, pet care remained a haven during the ...

Published:  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:39:00 GMT



Pet Insurance vs. Pet Savings Account: Which One's Better for You

Pet owners expect routine costs for vet visits. What usually takes them off guard is an unexpected pet emergency or illness. Pet insurance and a pet savings account can help with that, but which ...

Published:  Thu, 01 Nov 2018 06:53:00 GMT



Workplaces weigh pet-friendly policies

Accidents happen even with the best-behaved animals and the probability of occasional pet-related accidents is high. There is also the potential for legal and insurance issues where a dog could bite o...

Published:  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:36:00 GMT



No license, no problem: More cities eliminating pet licenses

As for vaccinations, rabies is far less common today than in the past, Schulz said. Owners already must present vet records to take out pet insurance or enroll in doggy day care. Farniok said that whe...

Published:  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:37:00 GMT




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