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MetLife Adds Pet Insurance To Voluntary Benefit Lineup. (Life/Health).



MetLife Inc. has teamed up with Veterinary veterinary /vet·er·i·nary/ (vet´er-i-nar?e)
1. pertaining to domestic animals and their diseases.

2. veterinarian.


vet·er·i·nar·y
adj.
 Pet Insurance, Brea Brea (brā`ə), city (1990 pop. 32,873), Orange co., S Calif.; inc. 1917. It is an industrial, commercial, and residential community in an oil and citrus-fruit area some 30 mi (48 km) east of downtown Los Angeles. , Calif., to add pet insurance to its menu of voluntary employee benefits. The insurance covers dogs, cats, birds and other common household pets for more than 6,400 medical treatments for accidents and illnesses. Coverage is also available for preventive preventive /pre·ven·tive/ (pre-vent´iv) prophylactic.

pre·ven·tive or pre·ven·ta·tive
adj.
Preventing or slowing the course of an illness or disease; prophylactic.

n.
 and routine care.

Employees may enroll through their companies' portals, by phone or by mail. Policyholders also may qualify for provider discounts. Premium payments may be made through payroll-deduction programs or by credit card.

Demand for pet insurance has increased the past two years as has the cost of medical care due to more treatments and procedures available for pets, said Dr. Jack Stephens Ste·phens   , Alexander Hamilton 1812-1883.

American politician who was vice president of the Confederacy (1861-1865) under Jefferson Davis.
, Veterinary Pet Insurance's founder and chief executive officer. For more information, call (800) USA-PETS or visit www.petinsurance.com.

Employers view voluntary benefit programs, in which employees bear the costs, as a way to attract and retain employees, said Irene Irene, Byzantine empress
Irene (īrē`nē), c.750–803, Byzantine empress (797–802). She served (780–90) as regent for her son, Constantine VI, and later was made (792) joint ruler.
 Bick, MetLife's vice president of business development. She said MetLife had received "frequent inquiries" about pet insurance.
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