pet insurance News

Pet Insurer Trupanion Raises $71 Million in IPO

Shares of Trupanion Inc. rose as much as 15 percent in their market debut, valuing the pet insurer at $304 million, as investors bet on growing demand among pet owners to insure their cats and dogs. The company raised about …

All Risks Expands Pet Best Insurance Product Nationwide

All Risks, Ltd. has expanded its Pet Insurance to be available in 32 states through its partnership with Pets Best Insurance and Independence American Insurance Co.  This Pet Insurance online platform allows retail insurance agents to partner with their clients …

Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claims of the Year

A dog that got bitten by a turtle, a hound found literally hanging around the barbecue grill and a cat that went for a ride after getting stuck in a car engine are among the nominees announced by Veterinary Pet …

Indiana Woman Accused of Bilking Pet Insurance Firm

 A southern Indiana woman faces dozens of forgery and theft charges alleging that she embezzled more than $300,000 from a pet insurance company. Christina Heaven of Jeffersonville has been charged with 59 forgery and theft counts accusing her of embezzlement …

Has Pet Insurance Become a Necessity?

After Nicole Bodzon, 28, a consultant in Conifer, Colorado, paid $1,600 for her pug, Pepe, to have a possibly cancerous tumor removed from his eye, she thought she might benefit from an insurance policy. But it took her a while …

Insurers Say More Pet Owners Turn to Pet Insurance

Two years ago, Charles Smith’s beloved Great Dane, Buzz, came down with what his veterinarian thought was bloat, a digestive-tract disorder considered the second-leading canine killer after cancer. Turned out it was a just a scare — that time. But …

Capital BlueCross Begins Offering Insurance for Furry Pals

Harrisburg, Penn.-based health insurer Capital BlueCross is now offering insurance for the four-legged pals. The company said it is teaming up with Philadelphia-based pet insurance provider PetPlan to offer pet health insurance for central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley pet owners. …