As soon as we got our puppy, we decided to get pet insurance for him. Meet our little booger…
Pet health insurance differs a lot from human health insurance, from strict pre-existing condition clause to claims procedure. So I decided to take my time in choosing one.
The insurance comparisons in the insurance companies’ websites are one-sided and I don’t recommend relying on them to make your decision. I decided to go through the companies’ websites page by page. I diligently read their sample polices or terms and conditions, thank goodness they’re not that long! I compiled my questions and the answers I’ve obtained in a table to compare them. The pet insurance plan comparison table helped me a lot in my decision so I thought it could help others as well, albeit not comprehensive. I also created a blank comparison table for anyone to use as a starting point if comparing other pet insurance plans.
CHOOSING THE INSURANCE COMPANY
I narrowed down the insurance companies to three: the top two companies at www.petinsurancereview.com and one company that a lot of vets recommended. The three companies were Healthy Paws, Pet Plan and Trupanion.
Each company had a number of plans to choose from. To compare, I needed to choose one plan from each company.
- I obtained quotes from each insurance company using my puppy’s demographics.
- I looked for plans that had the same premium, give or take a few cents. If a company had more than one plan with the same premium, I chose the plan that had similar coverage to the other plans I was comparing. In this case, all three plans cover 90% and cost around $33.50 a month.
- I looked for answers on the companies’ websites and sample policies or terms and conditions. I emailed and called the companies for answers I couldn’t find online.
- I created a sample 3-year health scenario and entered the possible reimbursement amount from each company using the information I have gathered from them.
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