Pets Best Launches Community Site Blog

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Boise, Idaho, February 20, 2006 — Pets Best Insurance, a pet insurance company in a division of General Fire & Casualty Company, today announced Pet Vet-Talks, an online Community section of its Web site,, to communicate with pet owners on timely topics of interest concerning their companion animals.

On the Community section will be a blog, posted by Pets Best Insurance founder, Dr. Jack Stephens, which will feature his thoughts and observations on pets, pet insurance and the joys of owning pets. In addition, highlights of scientific studies that are factually proving the emotional, mental and physical benefits of pet companionship will be shared. As the founder of the U.S. pet health insurance industry, a veterinarian with more than 30 years of experience, and an avid animal-devotee, Dr. Stephens provides thought-provoking insight about these topics and how they inter-relate with society’s growing passion for its pets.

“On a daily basis, in both my professional and personal lives, I see the positive impact of pets on people. And throughout my years of treating and having pet companions, I have accumulated stories and experiences about this wonderfully mutual beneficial relationship between humans and animals. The Community site will also share pet news and important pet information. And there will be a section for like-minded animal lovers to post pet photos and stories as a way to share and inform others on the wonderful value of pets to us as individuals and to society as a whole,” said Dr. Stephens.

Pet Vet-Talks can be accessed at

About Pets Best Insurance

The pet insurance company, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is a division of General Fire & Casualty Company, which specializes in agribusiness, livestock and animal-related insurance products. The company provides comprehensive insurance plans for pet owners whose pet is a family member. Its insurance plans provide the peace of mind that comes when a pet owner wants “simply the best.” Pets Best takes pride in offering its policyholders high limits, generous benefits and a variety of options for every budget. Pets Best knows that making the statement, “Simply the best pet insurance,” means it must live up to its name each and every day, and with each and every interaction with its policyholders.

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Pets Best Insurance offers a generous 80 percent coverage of covered claims (after the deductible), liberal wellness benefits, the ability to choose your own veterinarian, and prompt claims settlement. Pets Best employees understand pet insurance and the needs of pet owners, as Pets Best’s founder, Dr. Jack Stephens, pioneered the pet insurance industry in 1981, has over 30 years of veterinary experience, and has instilled his passion and commitment to pet insurance in each and every one of his employees. For more information, visit or call 877-PETS BEST (738-7237).

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