A continuing series of interviews, with a variety of pet insurance companies, each answering the same 10 questions. I ask the same 10 questions for each of the veterinary health insurers so that viewers can compare what plans are available, and learn what additional questions to ask prospective insurers.
Companies are listed in alphabetical order
If your company would like to participate, please email me for details.
(Guest author disclosures at the top of each article.)
Healthy Paws is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The company is based in Bellevue, Washington and all policies are underwritten by Markel Corporation.
PetFirst has been in business since 2004. They are based in Jeffersonville, Indiana, across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States.
PetPartners offers several insurance and wellness plans and is the exclusive provider of pet insurance for the AKC and CFA.
Petplan Pet Insurance was originally founded in the United Kingdom in 1976. They are now based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States.
PetPremium was founded in 2013. They offer four levels of insurance plans and 2 types of wellness plans for pets in Canada and the US.
7. Pets Best
Petsecure was started in Canada in 1989. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, they are licensed to sell our policies in all provinces and territories in both of Canada's official languages.
PurinaCare® Pet Health Insurance, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC), was incorporated in early 2008, and the first policy was sold in June 2008. They are located in San Antonio, Texas in the United States.
Note: From the PurinaCare website:
As of April 25, 2013 we are no longer accepting applications to provide new insurance to pets.
If you are an existing PurinaCare policyholder, your policy has been transferred to 24PetWatch, North America's second largest pet insurance company, for administrative purposes.
Trupanion started as Vetinsurance up in Canada in 1999 and issued their first policy in December of 2000. Trupanion became available in the US in January of 2008. Trupanion is located in Seattle, Washington.
NOTE: Trupanion is a sister company to Vetinsurance in Canada.
Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) was founded in 1980. They issued their first policy in 1982 to television's Lassie and have since been providing coverage for America's pets for more than 25 years. VPI headquarters are located in Brea, California.