Pet Care Insurance – 10 Thinks To Consider
By Grant Copland
With the ever increasing cost of veterinarian care, pet care insurance is becoming a more viable option for pet owners. Pet owners are beginning to see the benefits and piece of mind pet care insurance can provide.
Pet care insurance like human insurance has many variations in benefits, price, options covered, exclusions, excess and extras. Before selection any pet care insurance policies, decide on what conditions you must have and the maximum price you are willing to pay.
When you start looking at the many pet insurance policies available, consider the following ten thinks when choosing the right policy for you.
1. Discount Plan or a Comprehensive Insurance Plan
With discount plan, the pet owners pay a yearly or monthly free and get discounted veterinarian and related services. A comprehensive insurance plan is simular to human heath insurance. It has predetermined cost per veterinarian procedures, excess or deductible and cap limits.
Exclusions can vary depending on the pet care insurance policy chosen. Common exclusions include preexisting conditions and hereditary defects. Exclusions on some veterinarian treatments or even specific conditions on particular breeds may be included. Some exclusion can be covered at an additional cost.
3. Deductible (or Excess)
The deductible is the amount you pay first, before the insurance starts paying. The higher the deductible amount the lower the monthly insurance premiums. So select a deductible you are comfortable with.
4. Prescription Coverage
The cost of prescription medicines continues to increase as the cost of veterinarian care. It is highly likely that some form of prescription will be needed in the treatment of your pet and they can sometime be costly. Proscription cover we insure you against the cost of these proscriptions.
5. Caps (Limits)
Pet insurance will often have caps or limits on the amount the company will pay for a particular incident or treatment. Major treatments like cancer will have higher caps compared to minor treatments like cuts.
6. Waiting Periods
Waiting periods are the time you must wait at the start of your before the policy takes effect. Some treatments may have different waiting periods.
7. Neutering and Spaying
Unless you are a pet breeding, neutering and spaying your pet is important. Consider this coverage specially if buying new pets.
8. Wellness Care
Wellness care is cover for all the normal pet care you do should do in your annual vet visits. There include thinks like immunizations, dental care, and heartworm testing.
9. Choose Your Vet
If you have a particular veterinarian clinic you like, make sure your policy allows you to select your veterinarian. At least, make sure your local vet will accept the pet care insurance policy.
10. Company Reputation
Make sure the company is reputable and accepted by most veterinarians. How do they handle claims? Have they a good help desk that is willing to answer your questions?
After considering and answering these ten points, you should be able to find the correct pet care insurance policy for your furry friends.
Grant Copland is the owner of PetHealthCover.com.
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