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February 28, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Santa Ana company that sells health insurance for dogs and cats was accused by the state insurance commissioner's office Wednesday of taking too long to pay claims and of misleading advertising. Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi said a random survey of 256 claims made to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. showed that only five claims were paid within 30 days, the insurance industry standard. The remaining claims took 90 days or more to process.
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July 28, 1998 | Dow Jones
Ralston Purina Co. plans to offer insurance from Veterinary Pet Insurance Inc. through its consumer and veterinary activities. Ralston Purina said the companies will explore whether pet food can be covered by insurance, and may reward pet owners with lower insurance premiums or discounted pet food if they feed their dog or cat Purina. Ralston Purina said it will also work with the Anaheim company to educate pet owners on nutrition, preventive veterinary care, and the availability of insurance.
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February 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi filed charges of unfair practices against the California State Automobile Assn. and two other insurers. Garamendi charged the CSAA Inter-Insurance Bureau with unreasonable delays in payment of health insurance claims on 18 separate cases, each of which could be punishable by a $10,000 fine.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1998
An Arizona insurance firm said Monday it has agreed to purchase up to $4 million of nonvoting preferred stock in Anaheim-based Veterinary Pet Insurance, which issues insurance policies covering dogs and cats. "Pet insurance is a relatively young industry that has seen tremendous growth the last couple of years," said Mike Miller, vice president and treasurer of Scottsdale Insurance Co., which is acquiring the preferred stock.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1998 | Dow Jones
Ralston Purina Co. plans to offer insurance from Veterinary Pet Insurance Inc. through its consumer and veterinary activities. Ralston Purina said the companies will explore whether pet food can be covered by insurance, and may reward pet owners with lower insurance premiums or discounted pet food if they feed their dog or cat Purina. Ralston Purina said it will also work with the Anaheim company to educate pet owners on nutrition, preventive veterinary care, and the availability of insurance.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1994 | From Associated Press
If Travis Coates had been able to obtain health insurance for his pet, the boy may never have had to pull the trigger on Old Yeller. For $10 a month, the lovable hound of Fred Gipson's bittersweet tale would have been vaccinated and spared both rabies and his master's rifle. He may, however, have howled over a provision for 50% off the cost of neutering. Of course, pet health insurance did not exist in the book's fictional past.
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March 27, 1997 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listening to clients like Jon Snyder, you'd think Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. would have the cat and dog world on a short leash. Policy in hand, Snyder went to Anaheim-based VPI "crying like a big baby" when Jenna, one of many Great Danes he has owned, was diagnosed with bone cancer in her right front leg. His veterinarian was talking about amputation for a dog so active that her nickname is "Roadrunner."
BUSINESS
February 24, 1998
An Arizona insurance firm said Monday it has agreed to purchase up to $4 million of nonvoting preferred stock in Anaheim-based Veterinary Pet Insurance, which issues insurance policies covering dogs and cats. "Pet insurance is a relatively young industry that has seen tremendous growth the last couple of years," said Mike Miller, vice president and treasurer of Scottsdale Insurance Co., which is acquiring the preferred stock.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1997 | DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Allergies have kept Bob Antin from having any pets of his own, but that hasn't stopped the president of Veterinary Centers of America from trying to become top dog in the animal-care world. Antin has spent the last 11 years transforming the Santa Monica-based company into the nation's largest animal hospital chain. To further expand its empire, VCA continues to acquire new veterinary practices and venture into other pet industries.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When John Garamendi, the state's insurance commissioner, vowed to put the heat on big insurance companies, it wasn't clear that puppies and kittens might feel the bite. The state has filed a motion to have a third party take over operation of Veterinary Pet Insurance Inc. of Anaheim, which is believed to be one of only two companies in the nation that sells health insurance for dogs and cats.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1997 | DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Allergies have kept Bob Antin from having any pets of his own, but that hasn't stopped the president of Veterinary Centers of America from trying to become top dog in the animal-care world. Antin has spent the last 11 years transforming the Santa Monica-based company into the nation's largest animal hospital chain. To further expand its empire, VCA continues to acquire new veterinary practices and venture into other pet industries.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1997 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listening to clients like Jon Snyder, you'd think Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. would have the cat and dog world on a short leash. Policy in hand, Snyder went to Anaheim-based VPI "crying like a big baby" when Jenna, one of many Great Danes he has owned, was diagnosed with bone cancer in her right front leg. His veterinarian was talking about amputation for a dog so active that her nickname is "Roadrunner."
BUSINESS
June 7, 1994 | From Associated Press
If Travis Coates had been able to obtain health insurance for his pet, the boy may never have had to pull the trigger on Old Yeller. For $10 a month, the lovable hound of Fred Gipson's bittersweet tale would have been vaccinated and spared both rabies and his master's rifle. He may, however, have howled over a provision for 50% off the cost of neutering. Of course, pet health insurance did not exist in the book's fictional past.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When John Garamendi, the state's insurance commissioner, vowed to put the heat on big insurance companies, it wasn't clear that puppies and kittens might feel the bite. The state has filed a motion to have a third party take over operation of Veterinary Pet Insurance Inc. of Anaheim, which is believed to be one of only two companies in the nation that sells health insurance for dogs and cats.
NEWS
February 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi filed charges of unfair practices against the California State Automobile Assn. and two other insurers. Garamendi charged the CSAA Inter-Insurance Bureau with unreasonable delays in payment of health insurance claims on 18 separate cases, each of which could be punishable by a $10,000 fine.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Santa Ana company that sells health insurance for dogs and cats was accused by the state insurance commissioner's office Wednesday of taking too long to pay claims and of misleading advertising. Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi said a random survey of 256 claims made to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. showed that only five claims were paid within 30 days, the insurance industry standard. The remaining claims took 90 days or more to process.
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