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The report from which this Executive Summary is compiled is Pet Insurance in North America - The Market and Trends in the U.S. and Canada, and the full study abstract is as follows:
Pet insurance is a niche insurance product designed to help cover the veterinary
expenses of companion animals—primarily cats or dogs, but in some cases also small
animals including birds, fish, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, and certain other exotic pets.
Because pets are legally considered to be the property of their owners (or “chattel”), pet
insurance technically is not a health product like human insurance, but rather falls under the
Property & Casualty insurance classification. In other words, although it is of course
designed to provide healthcare coverage for companion animals, pet insurance actually
functions as indemnity insurance (similar to car or homeowners insurance) to restore
financial loss stemming from health emergencies. Most policies do not place restrictions on
the pet owner’s choice of veterinary care providers, and, in contrast to health insurance plans
for people, provide reimbursement directly to the pet owner once a claim is filed.