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Helpful articles for researching pet insurance:

Pet Insurance – 2012 comparative table:   http://www.catchannel.com/magazines/catfancy/july-2012/cat-insurance-chart.aspx

Five questions to ask when comparing pet insurance policies    (7/2012)     http://www.petside.com/article/beginners-guide-pet-insurance

No Shortcuts to Buying Pet Insurance    http://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/dkenney/2011/june/no_shorcuts_to_buying_pet_insurance 

PetMD  Pet Insurance Center    Learn the basics of  the ever-expanding pet health insurance marketplace   (4/2011)    http://www.petmd.com/centers/insurance

Pet Insurance Surges as Vet Costs Rise (from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AARP | April 12, 2011)               http://www.aarp.org/relationships/pets/news-04-2011/pet_insurance_surges_as_vet_costs_rise.1.html

Consumer Reports (Sept 2010):         http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/money/insurance/pet-insurance/is-pet-insurance-worth-the-cost/overview/index.htm

This website shares the comments of  users of many pet insurance plans:   http://www.petinsurancereview.com/index.asp

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126065217023489175.html

 

 An Argument for Pet Self-Insurance  (New York Times   1-26-2011)

 http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/an-argument-for-pet-self-insurance/?ref=pets

 


This table compares a variety of pet insurance programs:

http://www.petinsurancereview.com/cat.asp

http://www.petinsurancereview.com/dog.asp

A possible alternative to pet insurance:  Pet Assure   http://www.petassure.com/                      

Membership in the program provides a 25% discount at participating veterinarians and

5% to 50% discounts onvarious pet goods and services.  If you are using  or close to one

of the participating vets, this might be a helpful.

10/2011   A new pet insurance product from Capital Blue Cross:     http://www.philebrity.com/2011/10/25/blue-cross-now-offers-pet-insurance/      http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/132471388.html?cmpid=124488469

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