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Bivvy offers an affordable pet insurance policy (in some states) with the option of adding on a wellness plan. However, it places limits annually and over the lifetime of a pet, which other providers do not.
Is Bivvy still worth it, or would it be best for you to choose a more traditional pet insurance company?
We don’t include Bivvy or any company with less than five years experience in our annual pet insurance rankings because it takes time for policies to establish consistency of premiums. In our experience new companies’ premiums, and thereby your monthly costs, tend to fluctuate the first few years.
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Pros & Cons Comparison Table
|$9-20/month for any pet insurance policy (price varies by state)||Only covers expenses up to $1,000-5,000 (varies by state) per policy term|
|No customer service phone number listed on website|
|Not available in all 50 states|
|$25,000 lifetime payout limit|
|14-day waiting period for accidents in most states and 30 days for illnesses in most states|
|6-12 month waiting period for CCL injuries and hip dysplasia (varies by state)|
|No BBB rating|
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- Underwriter: CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc.
- No exam required
- All policies are one price per month, regardless of type of pet, breed, or age (price varies by state: $9-20/month)
- Annual payout limits vary by state ($1,000-$5,000) and a lifetime payout limit of $25,000 (competitors don’t place as many payout limits on pets)
- Per claim deductible varies by state ($50-250)
- No bilateral exclusions (a condition or disease that affects both sides of the body) listed in sample policy
- Claims process:
- Bivvy begins reviewing claims within 1 business day of being filed
- Must submit claims within 90 days of the date of service
- Submit claims via online account
- Only available in the following states: AZ, CO, CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, MD, MI, MN, NC, OR, SC, TX, VA, WI
- Unrated by the Better Business Bureau (likely because Bivvy is so new)
Customer Service Hours
- Email and FAQ (hours not listed)
- 14 days: accidents (AZ: 3 days)
- 14 or 30 days: illnesses (length varies by state)
- 6 or 12 months: dog orthopedic conditions (e.g., cruciate ligament, hip dysplasia, etc.) unless the injury is the direct result of a trauma (length varies by state)
Please know that none of the providers in our pet insurance comparison cover pre-existing conditions or cremation and burial costs. All of them cover the following items when deemed medically necessary: X-rays, blood tests, ultrasounds, cat scans, MRIs, rehabilitation, specialized exams, surgery, hospitalization, emergency care, specialty care, hydrotherapy, chronic conditions, cancer, diagnostic treatment, alternative/holistic therapy, and euthanasia. However, there may be limitations to this coverage, so please check your policy.
|Condition||Covered By Bivvy|
|Exam Required To Set Health Baseline|
|Wellness Care Available For An Extra Fee|
|Non-Routine Dental Treatment|
|Breed, Whelping, Pregnancy|
|Cosmetic Procedures (e.g., Tail Docking, Ear Cropping, Dew Claw Removal) Unless Medically Necessary|
Bivvy offers one plan to cover routine and preventative expenses. The current cost for Wellness Care is $9 per month. Included are the maximum amounts that Bivvy will pay each year for specific treatments.
|Wellness Care Annual Limit|
|Price Per Month||$9|
|Vaccinations||$15 Rabies $15 Other|
|Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention||$15|
|Urinalysis or ERD||$15|
|Total Annual Benefit Available||$165|
Bivvy charges $9-20 per month (depending on what state you are in) for pet insurance, regardless of dog or cat, age, size, gender, or breed. The reimbursement level is 50% (most competitors offer multiple, higher reimbursement options). The deductible varies by state from $50-$250 (again, most competitors offer multiple deductible options in each state).
You have the option to add on Bivvy’s Wellness Care plan for $9 per month to help cover routine and preventative expenses.
Both the insurance and wellness plans are among your least expensive options in many states, making Bivvy a good option to reduce your risk at a lower price.
You can get a pet insurance quote for your pet(s) from several top-ranked companies when you fill out just one short form.
Since it was recently founded in 2019, we’d like to see how Bivvy handles claim repayment, pricing, and customer service in the coming years. If you don’t feel that Bivvy is the best choice for your pet, check out our recommendations for the best pet insurance.Tagged With: Review, Reviewed By Insurance Agent