Pet insurance: Company offering pet health coverage
Pet insurance is now being offered by a Pennsylvania-based Capital Blue Cross. An estimated 1 million people have pet insurance, the company estimates.
Harrisburg, Pa. — A major Pennsylvania health insurer has started offering pet insurance and that's no tall tail.
The program is managed by Philadelphia-based PetPlan.
Capital Blue Cross strategic development director Stacy Balaban says a lot of Americans consider pets family members, so the new program makes sense. About 500 people attended a pets and people health fair last week in Harrisburg to get information.
Founder Chris Ashton says an estimated 1 million Americans insure their pets.