Although there are 30 pet insurance companies at the present time, here at Dublin Animal Hospital we recommend one company to our clients: Trupanion pet insurance. It can be very difficult for “pet parents” to research pet insurance carriers and their coverages; and even more difficult for you to sort through all the complex information about pricing, exclusions and coverage plans. Considering the hectic pace of most families these days, who can possibly have the time and the patience?
There are so many different features to each insurance company’s plans, that it is almost impossible to compare “apples” to “apples” in order for you to make an informed decision. Some won’t cover certain breeds; some will only cover dogs or only cats; some will only cover puppies and kittens; and others will only cover a pet under age 7. It is a huge challenge for anyone trying to find a good plan for his/her pet(s) AND also be able to understand what is included!
In an attempt to rescue our clients from this maze of information, after extensive research and consideration, Dublin is pleased to announce Trupanion as the insurance of choice. The decision is based on many things, including the expeditious manner in which Trupanion reimburses policyholders based on actual veterinary cost. The Trupanion Policy Overview states “Trupanion covers 90 percent of the actual costs of veterinary care should a pet become sick or injured. This includes diagnostic testing, surgeries, medication, supplements, therapeutic food, orthotic devices, prosthetic devices, and carts.” The coverage includes not only your regular veterinarian, but also emergency veterinary clinics and veterinary specialists. Trupanion provides free online and phone customer support 24/7 and we feel this is very important for our clients. If you have an insurance question, you need help now-not tomorrow after 9 am! Trupanion is slightly different then other insurances were it only covers “unexpected” costs. So anything that you can anticipate with being a pet owner, i.e. vaccines, spay/neuters, dental cleanings ect.., are not covered with this insurance.
As a Dublin client, you are eligible for a 30 day Trial of Trupanion at no obligation. The special 30 day Trial Registration Forms are available only at the hospital and require a physical exam. Once you call to start the insurance within 24 hours, it immediately goes into effect. The video below is a story in which a puppy who fell 30 feet on to concrete ea few days after her trial began.
Clients are strongly encouraged to contact Trupanion directly as soon as the 30 day Trial is initiated, in order to learn as much information as possible by speaking with a Trupanion Customer Service Representative., or visit them online at Trupanion.com. To obtain your no cost Trupanion 30 day Trial Registration Form, contact us for an exam appointment at 719-593-1336