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Friday Filmstrips: A look at Pet Insurance

As much as many of us consider them so, our pets are not actually our children, and as such their medical expenses are not deductible. Unfortunately, some animals have expensive medical needs, even so. Certain large breed dogs are prone to hip issues, for example, while some small breeds are more likely to get seizures. […]

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Friday Filmstrips: Pet Insurance

Progressive’s Pet Insurance has existed for over a year now. Here’s one of their earlier commercials mentioning it:

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Progressive Adds Pet Coverage to Commercial Auto

Thanks to Progressive, “Take Your Dog to Work Day” just got a little safer. Progressive Insurance, the first company to include specific pet coverage for animals traveling in their owners’ vehicles, has extended their pet insurance coverage. Now, business owners with auto insurance from Progressive can have their pets protected as well. Under their Pet […]

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California Assembly Advocates Pet Insurance Reform

You can’t declare them as dependents or write off their expenses, but to many of us, our pets really are part of the family, and many of us spend hundreds of dollars a year on pet insurance, just in case a major veterinary event occurs. Now, California Democratic Assemblyman Dave Jones has taken inspiration from […]

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Dog Bite Claims Escalate Over 2008

According to data compiled by the Insurance Information Institute, dog bites accounted for more than a third of all liability claims by homeowners in 2009 and incidents were up 6.4% over 2008 for a whopping total of $412 million. The average cost of a dog bite claim ran $24,840 in 2009 over the $24,461 paid […]

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Two Cities in Mississippi Make Insurance Mandatory for Pit Bull Owners

Two cities in Mississippi have enacted legislation making it mandatory for owners of pit bull dogs to have insurance. In Brandon, owners of pit bulls have two months to obtain necessary permits, and will be required to have liability insurance and special pens for the dogs. Flowood residents, on the other hand, have only one […]

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Pet Insurance Reform?

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 […]

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Auto Insurance for Pets: a Growing Trend

As animal lovers, most of us take good care of our pets: we feed them the best pet food available, make sure they get ample exercise and attention, train them to have good “house manners,” and make sure they’re adequately restrained when coming along for the ride in our cars or trucks. Until relatively recently, […]

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