On Thursday an article was published on MSNBC called “Pet insurance: A good deal? Or a rip off?” The author of the article is Herb Weisbaum, a Seattle reporter for KOMO News who writes a column called ConsumerMan where he digs into issues and answers questions about topics important to consumers.
Turns out, the topic of pet insurance is important to Herb himself. Herb is a passionate pet owner and has had experience with expensive veterinary bills. His dog, Jack, needed a series of laser surgeries to treat a bacterial infection in his eyes, and the bill came to $5,000. Now he says:
If you love your pet and you don’t have the money to cover an emergency medical situation that could cost thousands of dollars, I think you should consider pet insurance.
For this article, Herb spoke to Trupanion CEO Darryl Rawlings about the pet insurance industry and why pet insurance is important. Darryl pointed out that one in 10 people who are insured by Trupanion make a claim for their pet every month.
With so many advances in veterinary care, everything from small issues to serious conditions can be treated much more effectively – and much more expensively. Pet owners who have pet insurance can confidently use all the veterinary technology at their disposal because they are covered on the cost.
Read the full article on MSNBC here and let us know what you think.