New Cat Health Plan

Pets Best Insurance debuts feline illness insurance plan.

Pets Best Insurance launched a low-premium, illness-only cat insurance plan targeted at budget-conscious cat owners, the Boise, Idaho, company reported today.

The cat health plan does not cover accidents but does provide coverage of up to $4,000 annually and $10,000 over a cat’s lifetime.

An entry-level pet insurance plan starts at under $4 a month, the company reported. A quote from the company’s website for a $1,000 deductible, 70% reimbursement, illness-only policy for a 1-year-old, mixed-breed cat in California ran $2.11 a month.

According to the Pets Best website, the new plan includes coverage for:
Feline diabetes
Chronic renal failure
Acute renal failure
Hepatic lipidosis
• Cholecystitis
Feline asthma
Heart disease
Intestinal foreign body
Cat Arthritis
Acquired cataracts
Feline infectious peritonitis (only if vaccinated)
Feline leukemia virus (only if vaccinated)
Anemia and clotting disorders
Mast cell tumors

As of Aug. 7, 2012, the plan was available in these 26 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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