Pet Insurance Reform?

June 2, 2010

Pet lovers will be pleased to hear about a new bill that just passed the California State Assembly.

The bill which was sponsored by Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), would require pet health insurers to disclose – on the main pages of their websites – any policy that limits coverage. In addition, insurers would also have to state explicitly whether they deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions.

Originally, the bill was written with a provision prohibiting pet insurers from denying coverage to animals with pre-existing conditions, but it was subsequently removed.

AB2411 passed the Assembly on a 43-16 vote and now moves to the Senate.