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Pet Health Insurance Roanoke VA

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State Farm Insurance - Casey Morgan
(540) 890-8391
2123 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA
 
Epps Financial Services
(757) 436-6335
618 Prosperity Way
Chesapeake, VA
Services
Health Insurance Agency, Life Insurance Agent, group health insurance, individual health insurance, medicare insurance supplements

Charlie Hendrick State Farm Agency
(757) 523-4115
5350 Kempsriver Dr Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA
Services
Insurance and Financial services

Counts Insurance Agency
(276) 963-0335
2206 Front St
Richlands, VA
Alternate Phone Number
276-963-0335
Services
Auto, Home, Life, Health, Business Insurance

Tony DiServio Insurance Agency
(804) 740-7034
9305-B Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA
Alternate Phone Number
866-321-5332
Services
Insurance policies for auto, home and business

Jason Thomas Insurance Agency
(276) 632-7779
711 Starling Ave #102
Martinsville, VA
Services
Auto Insurance Agency, Home Insurance, Car Insurance, Life Insurance, Nationwide Insurance

The Insurance Doctor, Bonnie Davidson
(804) 796-4900
13120 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA
Alternate Phone Number
804-796-4900
Services
Auto, Home, Motor cycle, Commercial Auto, etc

Hampton Roads Insurance Services
(757) 285-4754
633 Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA
Alternate Phone Number
757-285-4754
Services
Insurance

Terry Blakely, State Farm Insurance
(434) 836-8380
2944 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, VA
Alternate Phone Number
434-836-8380

Allstate
(757) 337-4574
600 Loudoun Ave
Portsmouth, VA
 

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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