What to Look for in a Pet Insurance Plan
As the interest in pet insurance has grown, we’ve seen an expansion in the industry and additional companies offering plans. You’ll definitely want to compare plans with a number of companies, and it’s also good to speak with your vet. Veterinarians or their front desk staff may have some valuable experiences to share about working with particular companies and plans.
When you first start exploring, here are the primary items you want to check with each company or plan:
The 411 on Pet Insurance
As pet insurance becomes more and more popular, I find many of my clients are wondering just exactly what it is. Just like our personal health insurance, pet insurance provides financial coverage for many of your pet’s medical expenditures. But also like our human health insurance, there are a variety of plans, and you must always read the fine print to be clear on coverage. All plans and companies are not created equal!
Lisa Marino, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, PMCT, has taken her varied teaching experiences and applied them to helping owners understand and train their beloved four-legged family members. She has more than four years’ experience leading group dog training classes at Best Paw Forward in Hartland, WI, and opened Head of the Class Dog Training LLC in Winchester, VA in 2012, where she conducts group classes and private lessons, as well as helps owners to modify their dogs' problem behaviors.
Lisa earned her CPDT-KA in 2012, is a 2015 graduate of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy and is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer.
She has 4 registered therapy dogs and is a Pet Partner Therapy Team Evaluator and a member of HOPE AACR. As a former middle school teacher, she works well with families and children and does school presentations on various dog related topics.
Making the decision of whether or not to purchase pet insurance is an individual one. Some people just prefer to set up a separate savings account for their pet’s care. Whichever way you turn, explore your options so you can make an informed choice. And if you need some help with your pet’s healthy, energetic behavior in the meantime, give me a call!
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