Are Cost of Care Discussions with Your Clients Difficult?

Are Cost of Care Discussions with Your Clients Difficult?

Are Cost of Care Discussions with Your Clients Difficult?

WE’VE MADE IT EASY

Cost of veterinary care discussions with clients are often avoided until services are needed. This is a missed opportunity to help pet owners understand and be prepared for their pet’s future health care needs, and how to pay for them.

We know that talking about money can be uncomfortable, so the ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance program has created a tool to make it quick and easy to have these conversations with your clients. We call it the “Cost of Care Wheel”.

Based on actual claims data for accident, illness and preventive care invoices submitted over a 5-year time frame for 9 popular dog breeds and 5 cat breeds.*

The wheel can be rotated to show data for each breed, evaluated in 4 different ways:

  • The average cost of care per year for the selected breed.
  • The average cost of care for the pet at three life stages: in the first year of life, as an adult and as a senior pet.
  • The average cost of care for the pet with one insurance claim at the same life stages.
  • The actual amount spent on healthcare by half of the clients owning the same breed at each of the three life stages.

Ready to start the cost of care discussion with your clients?

Watch our short video to learn how the Cost of Care Wheel can help communicate the cost of care to your clients. Then, click below to order your free Cost of Care Wheel.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Learn more about how communicating the cost of care can benefit you and your clients.

On-Demand CE Course: Communicating the Cost of Care

Article: Communicating the Cost of Care
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Video: How to Use the Cost of Care Wheel
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Instructions: How to Use the Cost of Care Wheel
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The Bridge Club recently explored the impact of cost of care conversations with clients, how we can help them understand and prepare for the cost of veterinary care over their pet’s lifetime, and introduced new tools to make the conversation easier. Click to watch the videos of the conversation!

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*Based on actual ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance claims 5/1/14 to 12/31/19.
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