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Health and wellness plans, health insurance, and other animal-related insurance plans available to pet owners. Learn how to make the best choices for your pets and lifestyle.
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5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Pet Insurance
Guest author Natasha Ashton is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Petplan pet insurance. In this article, Natasha offers 5 questions to ask of prospective pet health care insurance providers to ensure that you find the best plan for your pet and your pocketbook.

Trupanion Pet Insurance Interview Follow-Up
My interview with Darryl Rawlings, Trupanion's founder and CEO, about new coverage policies as part of the "core coverage" and new therapies covered with the "Additional Care package" offered through Trupanion.

Shopping for Pet Insurance: What To Look For
Guest Author Nick Braun MBA CEO of PetInsuranceQuotes.com offers practical tips for evaluating pet insurance plans and companies.

Pet Insurance Shopping Tips
Shopping for health insurance, whether for humans or pets, is confusing. So many options. So many exclusions. We can't predict the future -- what plan will best suit our needs and grow with us? Asking questions is the first step to ruling out plans that won't work and finding plans that will. Assistance with finding a health plan that offers the...

Pet Insurance Types
While it is widely understood that different pet insurance companies and plans offer different "bells and whistles", it's less known that pet insurance can appropriately - albeit unofficially - be categorized into distinct plan types. Learn more about these plan types to make better choices for your pet's health care plan.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview - Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. I will be using the same ten questions for each of the veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Oona Rokyta, PR & Marketing Director for Healthy Paws Pet Insurance &...

Meet Laura Bennett FSA CFA
Meet Laura Bennett FSA CFA - Guest Author for About.com

Meet Laura Bennett FSA CFA
Meet Laura Bennett FSA CFA - Guest Author for About.com

Pet Health Insurance - Is pet health insurance worth the expense
Insurance for pets has been available for 20-plus years, but for most pet owners, the concept of pet health insurance is still relatively new. The variety of coverage plans, while encouraging, are often viewed with confusion and even suspicion as far as actually reducing the costs of pet care.

Pet Insurance - A viewer's experiences
Pet insurance is something many people consider and wonder about. Reading about policy coverage and testimonials on an insurance site isn't the same as hearing what your friend or family member's experiences are like. In this article, viewer Therese Kopiwoda, owner of www.petsitusa.com, talks about her pets and what insurance plans worked the best for them while diagnosing and treating cancer in her dog and cat.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview - Embrace Pet Insurance
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. I will be using the same ten questions for each of the veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Laura Bennett, CEO and co-founder of Embrace Pet Insurance, answers ten questions about pet care plans available through Embrace pet insurance.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interviews
Here you will find the continuing series of pet insurance interviews, each with a pet insurance company, answering the same 10 questions. I use the same 10 questions for each of the veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available, and learn what questions to ask prospective insurers. ...

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview - Embrace Pet Insurance
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. I will be using the same ten questions for each of the veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Laura Bennett, CEO and co-founder of Embrace Pet Insurance, answers ten questions about pet care plans available through Embrace pet insurance.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview - Embrace Pet Insurance
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. I will be using the same ten questions for each of the veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Laura Bennett, CEO and co-founder of Embrace Pet Insurance, answers ten questions about pet care plans available through Embrace pet insurance.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview: PurinaCare
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. I will be using the same ten questions for each of the veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, David B Goodnight DVM, President & Chief Operating Officer for PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance, answers ten questions about pet care plans available through PurinaCare.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview: PetFirst Healthcare
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. In this interview, Clay Marshall, a representative for Petfirst Healthcare, answers ten questions about pet care plans available through Petfirst.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview: Trupanion
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. I am using the same ten questions for a variety of veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Melissa Kowalchuk, a representative from Trupanion insurance, answers ten...

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview: Vetinsurance
This interview is part of a series of pet health insurance company interviews. I am using the same ten questions for a variety of veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Melissa Kowalchuk, a representative from Vetinsurance, answers ten questions about pet...

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview: Pets Best
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. I am using the same ten questions for a variety of veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Jennifer Jones, Veterinary Services Manager for Pets Best, answers ten questions about pet care plans available through Pets Best.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview: Petplan
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. In this interview, Chris Ashton, co-founder & president for Petplan insurance, answers ten questions about pet care plans available through Petplan.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview: Petsecure
This is the first in a series of pet health insurance company interviews. I will be using the same ten questions for a variety of veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Randy Valpy, President & Chief Operating Officer for Petsecure, answers ten questions about pet care plans available through Petsecure.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview: Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
This is the first in a series of pet health insurance company interviews. I will be using the same ten questions for a variety of veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Brian Iannessa, Public Relations Supervisor for Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), answers ten questions about pet care plans available through VPI.

Pet Heath Insurance: VPI Spotlight
This is a companion piece to the Pet Heath Insurance Basics Interview with Dr. Carol McConnell, with answers that are more specific to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) policies.

Pet Heath Insurance Basics
Shopping for the "right" insurance policy for our pets is tough. There are so many choices and health care considerations to take into account. The terminology used to describe plans and coverage may also add to the confusion. I am grateful for the opportunity to interview Dr. Carol McConnell of Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) to find out the basics of what pet health insurance is (and isn't) to help pet owners make an informed decision.

Pet Heath Insurance - Is It Worth It?
Insurance for pets has been available for 20-plus years, but for most pet owners, the concept of pet health insurance is still relatively new. The variety of coverage plans, while encouraging, are often viewed with confusion and even suspicion as far as actually reducing the costs of pet care. Here are some perspectives from the viewers of this site and their experiences with pet health insurance.

Veterinary Pet Health Insurance
Health insurance for pets is still not a commonplace part of routine veterinary care in the United States. With news that some corporations are now offering veterinary health insurance as part of an employee benefit package, this type of insurance may be attainable for more people. This article focuses on viewer comments about pet insurance.

New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners
It is the start of a new year, and people's thoughts often turn to diet and exercise, making up for holiday indulgences. But there are more things to consider than simply diet and exercise when it comes to being a good pet owner and animal lover. Here, in no particular order, are 10 tips to a healthier lifestyle for animals in need and our own...

Pet Insurance, Is It An Option For Your Pet?
How pet health care insurance is similar to human insurance, and other options available for financial help with pet care.

Choosing the Right Pet Health Insurance Company
Excellent overview from the About.com Guide to Personal Insurance.

The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying Pet Insurance
Excellent insurance shopping tips, from the About.com Guide to Personal Insurance.

PrePaid Vet - A New Method of Pet Care
A new way to assist with pet care veterinary expenses!

Pet Health Insurance Information and Comparison
From CBS News.

Pet Insurance – Is It Right For You?
Some questions to consider, from PetTravel.com.

Should You Buy Pet Insurance?
Financial questions to consider, from MSN Money.

Money Hungry Vets" vs "Proper" Ownership
Viewer submitted article discussing veterinary care costs and opinions on the best way to take care of pets on a limited budget.

The Viewer Viewpoint - "Money Hungry Vets" vs "Proper" Ownership - Part II
This is a follow-up look at a Viewer Viewpoint piece titled "Money Hungry Vets vs Proper Ownership". The costs of veterinary care are a continuous topic in the Veterinary Medicine forum, and this article presents three new viewer voices concerning the costs of veterinary care, what constitutes "proper" ownership and care of a pet or pets.

"Money Hungry Vets" - Viewer Comments
Viewer submitted comments and opinions about the cost of veterinary care and pet ownership.

Veterinary Q & A: Help - I need a diagnosis
Using the internet for veterinary information to help make good pet care choices.

Assurance PetPlan Insurance
A site that features pet insurance information in both English and French - for Canadian customers only.

Free Pet Health Insurance Quotes
A pet health insurance directory that features sponsors where you can receive free pet insurance rate quotes.

Pet Insurance
Good overview of pros (and cons) of pet health insurance. This article refers to the Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) company in particular.

Health Insurance for Pets
You can receive a free pet insurance quote online at this site.

Pet Assure
This is not an insurance plan, rather, a health care savings program. All species are covered.

Pet Insurance Coverage
This article is written about Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) in particular by Dr. Jim Humphries, a Veterinarian.

Pet Care Plus +
This is a wellness/health protection program, not an insurance plan. All species are covered, and you can used any licensed veterinarian for services.

"Pet insurance, is it right for you? Part I"
By Merle F. Marks, DVM of Timberland Animal Clinic. Information to help you make a decision about health insurance for your pet.

Pet Healthcare Services
(UK) This is a British company offering pet health policies to UK residents. Lots of information at this site, even for non-UK residents.

"Pet insurance, is it right for you? Part II"
Second in an insurance article series from Merle F. Marks, DVM of Timberland Animal Clinic.

Pet Saver Health Plan
This is a Health Membership Organization (HMO), not an insurance plan. Members are eligible for a reduced fee schedule at participating veterinary hospitals.

Premier Pet Insurance
Three major health plans offered - each one covers spaying and neutering, and varied well pet and per incident coverage.

Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
The first pet insurance company in the US, since 1982. Read case studies (claims submitted) in the Community section for personal accounts of experiences with pet insurance.

Why Buy Pet Insurance?
Laura Bennett FSA CFA, co-founder of Embrace Pet Insurance and Guest Author on this site says that she "never used to be the kind of person that buys pet insurance." What changed her mind, and why did she go on to start a pet insurance company? She what she has to say about pet insurance, pet savings accounts and huge vet bills in this article.

The Nuts And Bolts Of Pet Insurance Policies
Guest Author Laura Bennett FSA CFA offers her insight into evaluating pet insurance policies and shopping tips to find the best policy for your pet(s).

Pet Health Insurance Company Interview - Pet Premium

Purchasing Pet Insurance
Guest Author Laura Bennett FSA CFA has answered questions about buying pet insurance and offered some pet insurance Nuts and Bolts for those considering buying a policy for their pet(s). Now she is back with some questions for you. Laura has prepared several questions about the policy and the company selected to ensure the best coverage for your pet's needs.

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