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Old Jul 27th 2005, 6:34 pm
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Can anyone recommend a good pet insurance? I googled it and got a long list but would rather go word of mouth.
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Old Jul 27th 2005, 6:51 pm
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Can anyone recommend a good pet insurance? I googled it and got a long list but would rather go word of mouth.
Depends really on whether you want "disaster insurance" (covers only major, expensive health problems) or a more general (but more expensive) policy that covers many preventive treatments and check-ups.

I use PetsHealth Care, almost $50/month, covers everything, but after deductible and co-pay, I get back about $100-$200 of preventive health care for my annual $600 premiums. However, if my pooch got cancer or was in a major accident it would be much more helpful, obviously.

I have considered changing to a cheaper plan that would cover major treatment but not routine preventive. My friends' dog developed brain cancer and they spent $1,000's on scans, chemo, etc., with no insurance.
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Old Jul 27th 2005, 6:53 pm
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Can anyone recommend a good pet insurance? I googled it and got a long list but would rather go word of mouth.

Ask your HR dept. It's not at all unusual to find it subsidized in the benefits package. Weird, eh?
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Old Jul 28th 2005, 5:33 am
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Ask your HR dept. It's not at all unusual to find it subsidized in the benefits package. Weird, eh?
"Yes, Mr. Jones, our firm offers a generous benefits package including full pet insurance, and $25/month paid toward the health plan of your choice."
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Old Jul 28th 2005, 6:10 am
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"Yes, Mr. Jones, our firm offers a generous benefits package including full pet insurance, and $25/month paid toward the health plan of your choice."

Ask -- here's one from a quick Google @ http://www.nwairlink.com/benefits_pilots.htm

- VETERINARY PET INSURANCE
Voluntary Veterinary Pet insurance is available through MetLife. Premiums are paid to the insurer via payroll deduction.
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Old Jul 28th 2005, 2:01 pm
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Moot point for me guys as I'm not working at the moment- taken a year off to mind my baby granddaughter- and hubby doesn't get pet insurance with his package.

Thanks dunroving- all the policies I've looked at are about the same pricewise- I was wondering which ones are the best at paying out/reimbursing properly. Like car insurance it aint worth saving a few bucks on premiums if you have to fight to get money out of them when you make a claim.
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