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Tue, Oct 14 | By Amy Lieberman | 331

NEW YORK -- Employees may be able to receive health benefits not only for themselves, but their pets, too, if the American Veterinary Medical Association can sway legislators in Washington, D.C. The AVMA, a non-profit organization that r… more ›

Employees May Soon Benefit from Pet Insurance
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Gleb S.
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Gleb S.
5 years ago

Some people say it is a good idea to have pet insurance, others don't. Even vets do not suggest to have it... At least as it is now...

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PLD
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PLD
5 years ago

Many companies these days has a set amount of dollars that the employees can allocate among all the available benefits. That way an employee who would prefer pet insurance over long-term care insurance (or life insurance or vision benefits, etc.) would be able to choose and those without pets are not penalized because they would not be using the benefit and could put their money into other benefits.

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Dan A.
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Dan A.
5 years ago

Why not just have it avialable for everyone, but not have employers pay it, that is unfair to those without pets -- giving pet owners special handling.

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Wendie
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Wendie
5 years ago

I would love to have this as a perk! I am curious how this is going now that Spring 2009 is nearly upon us!

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J O.
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J O.
5 years ago

Nice to offer, but I dont' know if I would use it. I read that pet insurance can be a waste of money. Guess it depends on the animal.

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BHOLTZ
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BHOLTZ
5 years ago

That could be a good incentive to choose one job over another.

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

That's a pretty nice perk. Since I work in the veterinary field I've always had free or reduced cost vet care but I know how expensive it can be.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

Wish I had a job that offered this as a benefit!

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

Very nice benefit for employers to offer.

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Lucy B.
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Lucy B.
5 years ago

very interesting concept as long as it is not deemed mandatory.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

Sounds like a great idea!

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Sheryle T.
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Sheryle T.
5 years ago

It is a great Idea and I would sign up for it but I cant see many companies doing this, honestly.

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Tommy m.
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Tommy m.
5 years ago

its about time yeah

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Dstrykr
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Dstrykr
5 years ago

This is a great concept!

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jean-marc m.
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jean-marc m.
5 years ago

A good move

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Ella D.
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Ella D.
5 years ago

i love the idea

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DDRau
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DDRau
5 years ago

Please let me know when I am eligable

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
5 years ago

My wife can get pet insurance through her work. It seems a bit expensive but, at least for one of our cats, it may be a good idea.

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Jessica P.
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Jessica P.
5 years ago

This would be awesome! Owning pets has many proven health benefits which could mean that with pet insurance companies may save money on human medical costs.and of course it would also make it more likely that more animals woudl receive quality care!

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Tarogirl
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Tarogirl
5 years ago

My husband is involved in developing companies. I'm gonna get on him to try this innovative idea.

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Susan L.
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Susan L.
5 years ago

Great idea as an option for people who want it. I have yet to get pet insurance because of the cost, but if it was covered in part by my employer that would be great.

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Ann G.
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Ann G.
5 years ago

I think this is a great idea, especially because it is offered as part of the "cafeteria plan" that they mention. It would be a nice option for people with pets and no children, because often children are covered under the parents' company-provided health insurance plans.

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

What the hell are you smokin. A large percentage of people don't even have health insurance for themselves, let alone there pets.

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Barbara B.
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Barbara B.
5 years ago

What are you talking about! If a person can not affors health insurance for themselves then they should not own animals in the first place. This would be perfect especially since I pay for insurance through my Employer. This would save alot of people with those vet costs. And like I said before if you can not afford health insurance for yourself you shouldn't have an animal. What are you smokin. Your comment was just STUPID!!!

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

I meant A lot of people don't have ins. for themselves through there employer. I have had a full time job since I was 13. I have never had ins. through my employer. Before you call someones comment stupid, learn to spell AFFORD and CANNOT! Dumbass

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Barbara B.
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Barbara B.
5 years ago

Oh they were little typos and a space in the middle of a word. If a person can afford it then it's an option. They are not saying you have to. Yea there are alot of people with out insurance but I am not going to start paying peoples premiums that I do not know because they don't have it! Opinions, Opinions. I'd rather pay for my puppies insurance!

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kate t.
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kate t.
5 years ago

How wonderful! That would be great if it's approved...I hope it ends up being an option for those of us in small towns and not just available to people/pets in larger cities!

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fabienne l.
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fabienne l.
5 years ago

That would be a great idea

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Wpras
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Wpras
5 years ago

Sounds great, most people can not afford health insurance for themselves.

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DDRau
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DDRau
5 years ago

Having done long term chemo for one dog and liver issues with another, I would sign up for this if offered thru a cafeteria plan at work.

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BuilderBob
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BuilderBob
5 years ago

I hope this passes so my wife can get it thru her work place.

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Lallyke
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Lallyke
5 years ago

This is a novel concept. I hope all employers start offering this (since so many people consider their animals as apart of their family).

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Debby1124
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Debby1124
5 years ago

I never realized how expensive vet bills can be when you dog has a serious accident. This is a great idea and it should be offered to employees the same as children's insurance.

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LexieAngelsMom
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LexieAngelsMom
5 years ago

This is a much-needed benefit. Veterinary care is getting so expensive that you can't afford health care for your pet without insurance. The policies I've seen are pretty expensive and don't coveer that much. It would be great to have some help with this.

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Cathy B.
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Cathy B.
5 years ago

something to consider. interested in seeing how much it would cost. different breeds different costs??? maybe more people would spay and neuter?

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Debby1124
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Debby1124
5 years ago

Since many people consider their companion animals their children it's about time employers started giving health insurance to them.

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Sandy F.
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Sandy F.
5 years ago

sign me up!

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Jenn U.
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Jenn U.
6 years ago

It would be nice, and hopefully cheaper than getting it on your own. I pay $40 a month for Buddy.

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5doxiemom
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5doxiemom
6 years ago

Good concept I hope it is affordable and hopefully most Vets. will opt in. I would hate to have to change

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Khedlesten
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Khedlesten
6 years ago

This would certainly be a worthy service to many. However, Look at what insurance companies have done to our own health care system. Animal care would soon follow.I am speaking of the outrageous doctor and hospital fees, due to insurance companies paying the bill. Those unfortunate not to have insurance, still pay the same price. If you do not think they are all overpayed, just look at the bank accounts, investments, fancy homes and lifestyles.

Doctors used to be doctors because they truly cared about people and healing. Not today's breed - in it strictly for the money. If insurance for pets becomes the norm, pet owners without insurance will not be able to afford simple vaccinations. Vet costs are already through the roof - why give them any more reason to raise fees just because insurance companies can pay. Also, unlike people, there are age limits to what the companies will insure and the pet is not even in its prime yet. They are willing to collect your money, but not willing to chance having to pay out as your pet ages and may really need care. The only thing insurance is good for, is if your dog gets hit by a car. I wanted to insure my horses at one time. They would not insure past the age of 16 years old. My horses died in their late 30's. Most horses live 30-40 years. Point made.

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Melody L.
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Melody L.
6 years ago

It's about time. ANY savings is welcome.

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Sandy F.
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Sandy F.
5 years ago

Sign me up!

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Carrie M.
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Carrie M.
6 years ago

I would LOVE to have pet insurance.

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Debby
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Debby
6 years ago

It would be great to have insurance available..I have checked into it but haven't gotten to far because my vet doesn't accept it but will help submit the paid reciepts/ bills for me to get reimbursed

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Patty W.
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Patty W.
6 years ago

WOW! This would be great. I know i spend a small fortune on health care for our pets. I do have to agree with another zootooer though,we should make sure all people in the U.S. have health insurance first.

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Lara W.
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Lara W.
6 years ago

One can only hope!

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Handyrob
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Handyrob
6 years ago

I'd rather make sure all people, especially children, have health insurance before we start worrying about animals.

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EddieWayne
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EddieWayne
6 years ago

I understand the concept, however I feel that insurance companies are part of the problem with the cost of human medicial expenses. I think this would just increase the cost of vet care and in our rural area would be another expense that people couldn't afford. Would vet's raise their cost to cover their expenses in dealing with the insurance companies?

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Phyllis32
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Phyllis32
6 years ago

Most people can barely afford health insurance for themselves let alone their pets. I don't think this will catch on unless they make it a lot cheaper than the insurances for pets I've seen.

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Dorothy H.
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Dorothy H.
6 years ago

In today's economy, i think we will take what we can get. big or small.

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Jennypaws
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Jennypaws
6 years ago

I saw they were going to offer this at my work this year, but I have too many animals to insure.

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RichR
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RichR
6 years ago

It would be nice if they would really do it.

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Ellen F.
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Ellen F.
6 years ago

This would be a great help to alot of people and their pets.

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paula p.
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paula p.
6 years ago

I love this idea. I just spent $240 on my dog at the vet for bloodtests and shots and would never take it back, but it would be nice to have insurance to help with the cost.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
6 years ago

the more i think about this the more i like it

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