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Health Insurance Pt 2.

Hi All: I know this has been in a previous thread- but I thought I would bring it up again with some specific questions. Those of you that have insurance- who do you use? And how has it been both in terms of cost and savings?

So we can keep it all together---
Here are the insurance providers that were mentioned in the past thread.

http://www.petsbest.com (from Rita)
https://www.petcareinsurance.com (rp...b55)/index.asp (from Rita)
http://petfirsthealthcare.com (from Julie)

And Here are some helpful links provided by Rita:

http://www.vetinsurance.com/index.html
http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/insu...althinsura.htm
http://personalinsure.about.com/cs/p...a051103a_2.htm




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Thanks for all the information . This is so helpful.
I do not have time to research it all now but now that I am a mother of two butI will following up on this .
Thanks for all the links and information .
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Missy,
That must be a different Julie then me...as I've never used insurance or had any,so I couldn't recommend any.
I'm going to follow this closely though,as I am considering getting some.
Thanks.

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Thanks from me too. I missed the original thread, but agree with insurance. With the stories lately, you just never know.
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I am seriously considering getting insurance for my soon to be puppy, so I'd like to follow this thread. I think I will call the vet I'm planning on using and get an opinion from them which one is the best (with that particular vet) and go from there. Thanks for the links A few people I know currently have sick or injured dogs and have recommended insurance to me.

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Kara,

Most vets I've encountered recommend VPI pet insurance, as the oldest and the best. I found that they work off the schedule and after a $50.00 deductable, cover 90% off of their schedule, not off the vet's bill - huge difference. I switched to Petfirsthealthcare. After meeting a $50.00 deductable, they cover 90% of the vet's bill. I haven't had a chance to see how true that is, but it looks like my red poodle might have an ear infection that I can't seem to cure with Monistat 7 (which always works for my cream poodle), so next week I will take her and it will be interesting to see what happens.

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Thanks Missy for posting this in one place. I need to figure out what I am going to do. I did notice that most health insurance websites will not give me a quote for Houston because he is too young. Most require him to be 12 weeks. So, usually I say he was born in November to get an idea of price.
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Julia,

Let us know how it goes! I'd love to hear your experience with this insurance company. Although, I'm really sorry your baby is sick

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Kara,

I will let you know. She is actually feeling quite good and it's more for my peace of mind than anything else.

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I have VPI for Ollie and his bill for the surgery was 1238 - you are correct - VPI will cover 90% of their max which is around 950....so I should get about $855 - not bad for a 250 annual contract which includs a cancer rider..We live in No. CA so I know our fees are higher than most places so I am happy to have at least the $855! I am going to check out the petsfirst website - but am happy with what I have - been around forever and they are very responsive....I also had Petcare for my cat and he had a $1100 surgery and they paid quickly and thoroughly - and amazing part - I had just purchased the policy the day before the surgery - they asked no questions...

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