US 10,891,590 B2
Pet insurance system and method
Kerri E. Marshall, Seattle, WA (US); Darryl Rawlings, Seattle, WA (US); Kathryn Plowman, Portland, ME (US); and Christopher Cappelletti, Carnation, WA (US)
Assigned to Trupanion, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Trupanion, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on Mar. 13, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/210,079.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/801,404, filed on Mar. 15, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0278551 A1, Sep. 18, 2014
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G16H 40/20 (2018.01); G06Q 10/10 (2012.01); G06Q 40/08 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 10/10 (2013.01) [G06Q 40/08 (2013.01); G16H 40/20 (2018.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for generating pet status indicator, comprising:
providing a plurality of pet insurance components, each integrated into one of a plurality of veterinary practices, the veterinary practices each having one of a plurality of practice management systems that each stores one of a plurality of portions of a medical history of an animal being treated by the veterinary practice;
obtaining data from each of the practice management systems at the plurality of veterinary practices, using the pet insurance component, the data including the plurality of portions of medical history of the animal being treated;
mapping data from a first of the plurality of practice management systems a first of the veterinary practices to the remote pet insurance system by a plug-and-play express system connected to the first practice system and in communication with the backend component, the plug-and-play express system:
receiving data from a first of the plurality of practice management systems;
mapping the data according to the remote pet insurance system; and
sending the mapped data to the remote pet insurance system, thereby limiting the data traffic between the remote pet insurance system and first of the plurality of practice management systems to create efficient correspondence between the remote pet insurance system and first of the plurality of practice management systems and improve the enrollment processing of the animal, the plug-and-play express system being plug-and-play integratable with a second or more of the plurality of practice management systems for connection thereto;
storing the medical history for the animal being treated at the remote pet insurance system having a processor, a memory and a plurality of lines of computer instructions;
generating, by the pet insurance system, one or more condition codes based on the medical history of the animal being treated, each condition code indicating a pre-existing condition of the animal based on the medical history of the animal;
generating, by the pet insurance system based on the one or more condition codes, a Paw Print for the animal, the Paw Print being color coded to indicate the animal having no pre-existing conditions, the animal having one or more pre-existing conditions and a pending status;
communicating, through the pet insurance component, the Paw Print from the animal being treated to the veterinary practice; and
displaying, at the veterinary practice, the generated Paw Print for the animal to an employee of the veterinary practice so that the employee visually determines an insurance status of the animal.