Contest recognizes and rewards veterinarians for their innovation and talent
Boise, ID, (Feb.6, 2012) – ChaseHealthAdvance, part of Chase Card Services, a division of JP Morgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM], today announced it will join Pets Best Insurance for its second annual “My Vet’s the Best” contest. The contest, first launched in 2011 by Boise, Idaho based pet insurance agency, Pets Best Insurance, recognizes and rewards the passion, innovation and talents of veterinarians everywhere.
My Vet’s the Best, which began January 1, 2012 and ends January 1, 2013, is focused on helping with the costs of veterinary treatment for stray animals or animals whose owners cannot afford to pay for veterinary care. Pets Best Insurance has an alliance with ChaseHealthAdvance, which provides financing to pet owners for animal care that is not covered by pet insurance.
My Vet’s the Best will recognize a total of four pet owners and their veterinarians during 2012. Pet owners are asked to nominate their vet and share why they think their vet is the best through a form on the Pets Best Insurance Facebook page and website. More information about the contest, nomination process and rules can be found at: www.petsbest.com/vetpromo or https://forms.petsbest.com/vet-nomination/.
Every three months, a winning story will be selected by the public, who will be invited to vote online. The pet owner who submits the winning story will receive a $200 cash prize and the winning veterinarian will receive $1,000 to be put towards the treatment of animals in need. Of the four winning veterinarians, a grand prize winner will be selected by Pets Best Insurance in December 2012.
ChaseHealthAdvance will provide a grant to Pets Best Insurance, which will cover airfare and hotel accommodations for the grand prize winner and a guest to attend the 2013 Annual Western Veterinary Conference.
“We were so impressed with the quality and passion of all of our nominees last year that we felt it was important to increase our efforts in providing care to animals in need and those who treat them,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, President of Pets Best Insurance and founder of the pet health insurance industry in the US. “We also wanted to help provide an opportunity for our vets to keep up-to-date with new advances in medical care and the delivery of quality patient care.”
“ChaseHealthAdvance is excited to assist Pets Best Insurance with its contest and help families and their pets receive the care they need,” said Barry Trexler, senior vice president of ChaseHealthAdvance. “Pet owners and veterinarians need to be educated about available, affordable animal care solutions.”
“We want to recognize and reward the passion, innovation and talents of veterinarians everywhere who make it their life’s purpose to provide high quality care to their patients,” Dr. Jack Stephens said. “This contest will allow them to do so even if their client can’t afford to pay, or if they want to treat a stray that shows up on the hospital doorstep.”
The contest is open to all pet owners in the United States and entrants do not need to be Pets Best Insurance policyholders or customers of ChaseHealthAdvance. Official rules, are available at http://www.petsbest.com/official-rules. The $200 awarded to pet owners with winning stories cannot be used for Pets Best Insurance services. To learn more about ChaseHealthAdvance financing options visit www.chasehealthadvance.com or call 888-388-7633.
About Pets Best Insurance
Pet insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware Insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an insurance organization composed of Independence Holding Company, a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and its operating subsidiaries. The IHC Group has been providing life, health and stop loss insurance solutions for nearly 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: www.ihcgroup.com. In states in which Independence American Insurance Company’s new policy form has not yet received regulatory approval, Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut will underwrite policies. Each insurer has sole responsibility for its own products. To determine the applicable underwriter in your state visit www.petsbest.com/underwriter or please call Pets Best at1-877-738.7237.
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