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Pet Health Insurance Chattanooga TN

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DOROTHY L GRISHAM AGENCY
(423) 899-6161
6150 SHALOOWFORD RD
CHATTANOOGA, TN
Alternate Phone Number
423-899-6161
Services
INSURANCE SALES

Premier Financial Group
(423) 201-4943
5916 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Alternate Phone Number
(423)-201-4943
Services
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Life Planning TN
(866) 314-2747
708 Brown Ave
Cookeville, TN
Alternate Phone Number
8663142747
Services
Health Insurance, Life Insurance

David Yates -- Farmers Insurance
(615) 778-1816
321 Billingsly Ct
Franklin, TN
Alternate Phone Number
615-778-1816
Services
Auto, Home, Life, Business Insurance

CIndy Doyle State Farm Agent
(865) 690-6300
248 N Peters Rd Ste 4
Knoxville, TN
Alternate Phone Number
865-690-6300
Services
auto, home, renters, life, health and business insurance
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Retirement Solutions
(423) 710-2009
1335 Mackey Branch Dr 103-A
Chattanooga, TN
 
Chuck Yarbrough Insurance agency
(423) 842-3700
6462 Hixsom Pike Suite 102
Hixson, TN
Services
Insurance

Watauga Insurance, Inc.
(423) 929-7103
201 W. Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
 
Sharon Patterson Insurance Agency
(931) 552-0916
2017 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
Services
Insurance, financial service, banks

The James Group
(901) 273-8600
6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 300
Memphis, TN
 

Opinion: Let’s Reform Health Care For a Better Tomorrow

Health-care reform would be especially good for our profession, as practice owners and employers wouldn’t have the financial burden and social obligation of carrying health insurance for their employees.

Many veterinary hospitals, like other small businesses, don't always have the money or the will to offer health coverage as a benefit.

One of my former receptionists, Martha, had health-care insurance during the six years she was on my staff. Then she went to work at another hospital that did not provide health insurance. When Martha developed symptoms of a urinary tract infection, she delayed going to see the doctor because she and her husband were saving for a house and she was uninsured. Six weeks later, she did go to the doctor and was told she had advanced cervical cancer.
 
Martha died in three days. She was only 32 and had been married for 10 years. Everyone who knew Martha was upset that she put off seeing the doctor because she didn’t have health insurance. This is a sad but true story.

Many people believe that not having insurance isn't a good excuse for not getting yourself checked out if a problem comes up. But the sad part is that Martha was so young to have this type of cancer. Who would have suspected?
 
In this century, in this country, people should not lose health insurance because they move to another job or because their employer has to cut back or shut down.

The recession is filtering people out of employment daily. People should be able t...

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Pet Insurance: Benefit Schedules as Managed Care

Editor’s Note:

Jack L. Stephens, DVM, the father of pet health insurance in the U.S., wrote an article about the 80/20 percent reimbursement model of pet insurance on June 25, 2009. On August 20, 2009, Tom Kendall, DVM, replied, warning of pitfalls in that model making the case for a benefit schedule. In this piece, Dr. Stephens responds and poses a challenge.

Tom,

Pet insurance can and must be easy and straightforward to understand. Pet owners need to know how much they will be reimbursed for their pet’s care, otherwise how can pet owners plan financially?

With the benefit schedule you describe, clients receive 50-55 percent reimbursement of veterinary care according to the VPI report to the Vet Partners Association. I believe this is a form of managed care, when fees are set with no regard to practice cost, quality of care, differences in economic areas and, of course, the severity or complications of treatments.

For example, as you know, not all pets with pancreatitis respond the same, so how can there be only one benefit amount?

When reimbursements are much lower than actual cost, many clients make the wrong assumption: Their veterinarian must have overcharged. This is not good for the pet owner, the veterinarian or the pet insurance industry.

A benefit schedule in the early days of pet insurance made more sense because most veterinary care was similar. Not so today, where cost and delivery of care vary widely. It is the insurance company...

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