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Pet Health Insurance Magna UT

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Pet Health Insurance. You will find helpful, informative articles about Pet Health Insurance, including "Pet Insurance: Benefit Schedules as Managed Care" and "Opinion: Let’s Reform Health Care For a Better Tomorrow". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Magna, UT that will answer all of your questions about Pet Health Insurance.

The Ray Group Insurance Agency
(801) 349-8981
4123 Aubrey Lane
West Valley City, UT
Alternate Phone Number
801-349-8981
Services
Home, Auto and Life Insurance

MetLife Auto & Home
(801) 432-8787
1108 W South Jordan Pkwy Ste A
South Jordan, VI
 
Allstate Insurance - Dave Alvey
(801) 783-2432
2900 S. State St. Suite #200
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Express Insurance
(801) 203-3191
222 S. Main St. 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Long-Term Care Insurance Services
(801) 562-9119
257 East 200 South, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Allstate-Ryan Davis
(801) 562-8866
2664 W 9000 S
W Jordan, UT
Alternate Phone Number
801 562 8866
Services
Auto, Home,Boat, Life, Renters, Condo

Lisa Smith Allstate Insurance
(801) 321-4039
1206 W South Jordan Pkwy # D2
South Jordan, UT
 
Workers Comp Fund of Utah
(801) 288-8708
392 East 6400 South
Murray, UT
 
Arnell Insurance Group
(801) 335-9970
230 W. 200 S.
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Health Insurance, Wellness Programs, payroll services, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance

Abacus Life Insurance Salt Lake City
(801) 767-3386
175 S Main Street, ste 861 
Salt Lake City, UT
Alternate Phone Number
8017673386

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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