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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 10th, 2006, 9:53 pm

So I've been contemplating getting pet insurance for Inara. Due to how roughly she plays and how she feels anything not securely bolted down should be in her tummy, I was thinking it may be a good investment. Does anybody here use it? And if so, through who? I was leaning towards VPI, however, just received an email from them in response to a question I sent THREE FREAKIN' MONTHS AGO. Actually it was very sad as it was about Atlas - the day he began having seizures I emailed them to see if seizure meds would be covered. He was PTS three days later...*sniffle*
However, back on topic, I'm a little miffed it took that long to get back to me. But I know they're the main pet insurers. So back to the question, anybody here use pet insurance, and if so, with who?
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Postby Asta » April 11th, 2006, 7:24 am

Guinness was insured with http://www.petcareinsurance.com/ when we were still in northamerica. I was very happy with them and thought we got a lot for our money :) The few times we needed to get reimbursed we had the money like 3 days after! For instance, Guinness had a benign lump surgically removed from a paw, swoosh we had the money. No weird breed restrictions, only the usual ones such as age limits as far as i can remember :) Good luck!


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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 11th, 2006, 8:18 am

Thanks! I'll have to check them out...
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Postby katiek0417 » April 11th, 2006, 9:15 am

I have both my girls covered by AKC Pet Healthcare Plan (http://www.akcpethealthcare.com/BHIA/) The nice thing is that your dog does not need to be registered with AKC in order to be covered (Nisha isn't registered with AKC).

They're a bit expensive for the "high" plan which includes coverage for healthy visits (shots, etc), dental cleanings, prevention (heartworm and flea/tick), but they'll cover 80% of the cost....there's a deductible, but it's only $125 for the Wellness Plus plan (which, by the way, also covers spay/neuter).

The other thing I like is you can apply online, they give you an answer right away, and coverage takes effect immediately...

Also, and I don't know if this is a new thing, but they call me when they have received a claim to let me know they have received it and that it should be processed in however many days. That's helpful for me because I typically don't take the forms with me to the vet, I fill them out, send them to the vet so they can fill out their part, then they send them out....it lets me know the insurance company actually received them....
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