There are many unexpected things that can arise with your pet. These events can bring about unexpected expenses as well. A good way to be prepared for these circumstances is to look into a pet insurance plan.
When it comes to pet insurance plans there are many different providers and options. ASPCA pet health insurance offers 4 levels of coverage for your pet. Depending on the level you choose, your pet could be covered for accidents all the way up to the usual pet care, such as vaccines or prescription medications. For ASPCA you would pay them a monthly fee and each time you visit the veterinarian for something your plan covers, they would require you to fill out a claim. After the claim is processed, they state that they will reimburse 80% of usual charges. They also offer a 30 day free trial to test out their insurance.
Another popular insurance company for pets is VPI. This company is the nation's oldest and largest pet health insurance provider. Their insurance works in a similar way to ASPCA in that would pay your veterinarian as usual and then send VPI the claim report to get your reimbursement.
Rockbrook Animal Clinic also has information on yet another pet health insurance company, Trupanion. Something that Trupanion offers that is different from the other two providers is no payout limits. All of these providers allow you to use any licensed veterinarian you choose.
If you feel that you may benefit from enrolling in pet health insurance, please contact these providers:
ASPCA: 1-866-230-4259 or visit: aspcapetinsurance.com/freetrial
VPI: 1-866-838-7387 or visit: petinsurance.com
Trupanion: 1-800-569-7913 or visit: trupanion.com