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PostSubject: Re: Should I get pet insurance   Should I get pet insurance - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Ok, so i'm kind of stupid when it comes to insurance stuff Razz How does the co-pay work for doggie ins? My vent charges $35 just for the visit. So they would reimburse me for that? Depending on the company that is.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get pet insurance   Should I get pet insurance - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2012 8:58 pm

I know ours doesn't reimburse for that.

The deductible is usually PER incident or illnesss - some have an annual deductible
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get pet insurance   Should I get pet insurance - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2012 9:05 pm

@MelissaI wrote:
Ok, so i'm kind of stupid when it comes to insurance stuff Razz How does the co-pay work for doggie ins? My vent charges $35 just for the visit. So they would reimburse me for that? Depending on the company that is.
In general, the fee the vet charges for a visit is not covered, and nor is the typical stuff such as vaccinations. Pre-existing conditions also are not usually covered.

Typically, you chose your deductible and the percentage you would like the pet insurance to cover.

For example:
Say you brought your pet in for an accident and it needed x-rays, minor surgery and Rx medication, totaling $5000. And say you chose a deductible of $500 with a 90% coverage plan. This means that you would pay the $500 deductible, leaving you a balance of $4500. This balance is then calculated at 90% of which the insurance would cover, $4050. The remaining 10% which is $450 is what you would still pay. Of course, you would still need to pay the vet upfront for the entire bill of $5000. So in the end, the insurance company would pay you back $4050 out of the $5000 vet bill.

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PostSubject: Re: Should I get pet insurance   Should I get pet insurance - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2012 10:04 pm

Pet Plan will pay for your exam fees as well with the higher coverage.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get pet insurance   Should I get pet insurance - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2012 10:30 pm

@Heather! wrote:
Pet Plan will pay for your exam fees as well with the higher coverage.
One of the reasons why I'm favoring Pet Plan. However, I do want clarification on this - unless you know - does that include the routine office fees that gets charged when you do routine check-ups? Or just the office/vet exam fee when you bring in your pet when they are 'sick'?

In short, Pet Plan:
Petplan policies provide coverage for all treatments recommended by veterinarians, including*:

Hereditary, congenital and chronic conditions
Prescription medications
Diagnostic testing
Veterinary exams, including specialized exams
MRI, CAT scan and ultrasound imaging
Non-routine dental treatment
Alternative and holistic therapies
Surgery
Hydrotherapy
Specialist treatment, including cancer treatments and more



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PostSubject: Re: Should I get pet insurance   Should I get pet insurance - Page 3 EmptyWed Aug 15, 2012 10:32 pm

Just so guys know, we also have Pet Assure - its 25% off all vet services at certain vets and our conventional vet is in it - not to mention i get 20% off on all kinds of websites, including EZY dog and 15% off Petfood direct everytime - pretty cool It's 13 a month for ALL the animals.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get pet insurance   Should I get pet insurance - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 13, 2013 4:43 pm

I know this is old but just wanted to mention my prices so people can compare. I went with VPI. I pay like $43 a month that includes wellness which i might not keep for $12 a month. There is a $100 deductable for the whole year. Most insurances are per incodent per year. Also they cover hip disp after uve been a member for a year. So i got koda in young.
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Of course I can only speak for Germany, but around here pet insurance is wasted money, you pay alot of money for it and still there are alot of important things that they donĀ“t pay for in the end.
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Trupanion includes hereditary disease - and HD!!
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PostSubject: Re: Should I get pet insurance   Should I get pet insurance - Page 3 EmptyMon Feb 17, 2014 8:27 pm

So, I still haven't gotten around to it!
But Storm is going to be 9 yrs old in May, so I HAVE TO do this before then at least for him.

Here's 2014's picks if anyone is interested:

http://www.consumersadvocate.org/pet-insurance/best-pet-insurance.html?matchtype=e&keyword=pet%20insurance&adpos=1t3&subid=google&gclid=CKfzhael1LwCFckWMgodx38AKQ

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