What Does Pet Insurance Cover? Coverage Examples

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Want to know if pet insurance will cover what you need covered? Below is a large comparison table showing what companies cover which illnesses, accidents and more. This is to help you see which company will give you the best bang for your buck and protect your dog during the darkest times. New to pet insurance? We encourage you to start with our main pet insurance page, and use this table as a companion to our review articles.

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Waiting Period - 15 Days
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Waiting Period - 30 Days
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Waiting Period - 14 to 30 Days
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Waiting Period - 6 Months*
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Waiting Period - 14 Days
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Waiting Period- 1 Day
Claim LimitsUnlimited$5,000, $10,000 or unlimited$2,500 - unlimitedUnlimited$5,000, $10,000 or $15,000$1,500, $3,000, $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000$5,000, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000 or unlimited$3,000 to $16,000$10,000, $14,000 or unlimitedUnlimited$1,000, $2,000, $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000

HM = Honorable Mention
NR = Not Ranked

InheritedPlus endorsement is only available for dogs enrolled who are two-years-old and younger.

*Not Eligible for Dogs Enrolled After Their 12th Birthday

Growing up, Kimberly used to get the sniffles when she was around dogs. Thankfully, she grew out of her allergy and is now able to play and snuggle with dogs as much as she wants! She adopted Sally, a 3 year old hound mix, in 2017 and is loving life as a pet parent.

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7 Comments on "What Does Pet Insurance Cover? Coverage Examples"

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Janis
Janis

What does HM stand for?

Kathleen Jones
Kathleen Jones

I think the 20% copay on emergency services from PetPlan has been done away with?

Sarah Yates
Sarah Yates

It might help to put exam fees on that list too. I think for some people they would like to know they have to pay a office visit/exam fee because insurance won’t cover that. I know some insurance companies cover it and some don’t.

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

Thanks for the suggestion Sarah. We will look into adding that in the future!

Sarah Yates
Sarah Yates

I see you added that row Kimberly. Thank you!

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