Do you worry about what will happen if your pet is in an accident or has a major medical problem? Many pet owners become terrified of the idea of making the choice between emptying their bank account and losing their pet. If you have pet medical insurance you can change the equation.
Pet medical insurance takes the burden of having an instantaneous problem to being able to plan and alleviate the challenge through small monthly payments. Instead of having fear about what might become of your pet, you can have the confidence of knowing their health care is under control.
Think of it in the same way you do about your own health insurance for you and your family. You could never imagine leaving yourself open to the huge risks of being uninsured and needing to face the major expense of a surgical procedure. You have confidence in caring for your family because you know the majority of the cost is handled through your monthly premiums and you never need to worry about the big bill showing up. Give yourself the same confidence in your pets.
By choosing the proper pet medical insurance you cannot only cover the major medical concerns but the routine items, too. You can reduce the cost of your visits to the veterinarian for normal checkups, vaccinations, and testing. The biggest advantage, of course, is when those big events in your pet’s life occur. Those are the moments you are joyous about having the insurance. What would have been a very difficult decision before is now a very easy choice to save your pet?
You will want to get a couple quotes for pet insurance. Make sure to specify exactly what kind of coverage you want. You will probably want to include coverage for accidents, major medical items, and cancer as a minimum. Ask specifically about any exemptions for your breed of pets, or other exemptions which might surprise you. Make sure you ask for the same deductible on all the plans, it is the only way you can really evaluate the quotes fairly. If you are wanting coverage for routine visits and other maintenance procedures make sure you ask for that level of coverage. You must make sure to compare co-pays and what percentage of the bill each policy will pay.
A quick note about pet medical insurance. Where we have become spoiled with our own insurance paying the care providers directly, this is uncommon in the veterinary business. They will expect you to make your payment, and then the insurance company reimburses you. If you are tight on cash talk with your vet and see if they will wait for the reimbursement. Many vets will consider this but may wish to add a bit of interest.
Whichever route you decide to go, getting pet medical insurance will help clear your conscience and remove many of your pet care fears. Choose to give your pets the same type of coverage you demand your family.