Pet insurance helps provide peace of mind and proper treatment
Health insurance for pets helps you cover the vet bills when your cat or dog gets hurt or sick. Costly veterinary care shouldn't get in the way of your pet thriving, but it often isn't in the budget. With customizable coverages and rates, Progressive Pet Insurance by Pets Best helps you afford the unexpected care your pet needs.
24/7 emergency vet hotline included
Your Progressive Pet Insurance plan gives you access to Pets Best's 24/7 Pet Helpline, connecting you with veterinary experts who can answer all your pet parenting questions, like, "Should I worry if Spike ate an entire roll of paper towels?"
What's not covered by pet insurance
Pet insurance does not cover your pet's pre-existing conditions, dietary expenses, or non-veterinary costs such as grooming and boarding. Learn more about what pet insurance covers and doesn't cover.
How Progressive Pet Insurance by Pets Best compares
While comparing pet insurance policies, consider what benefits the insurer offers. In addition to its customizable plans and transparent pricing, here are a few key advantages Pets Best provides over other pet insurance companies.
- One annual deductible: You'll pay just one deductible per year, rather than one deductible per claim.
- Fast claims processing and payment: Claims are processed quickly and can be direct deposited to your bank account.
- No upper age limits: Enroll your pet in an accident or illness plan at any age and keep the same level of coverage as they grow older.
- Optional exam fee coverage: You can add coverage for exam fees for any covered accident and illness.
- Choose a payment plan: You can pay your premium monthly, quarterly, or annually to fit your budget.
- Unlimited plans available: With a BestBenefit plan, you can choose to have no annual limit on your accident and illness policy.
Common questions about pet insurance
Here are some frequently asked questions about insuring cats and dogs:
Can I use my own vet?
As long as your vet is a licensed veterinarian in the U.S. or Canada, you can file claims for your eligible vet costs with Pets Best insurance. Unlike with health insurance for humans, there are no networks or copays for pet insurance.
Do you need pet insurance?
If you're unsure how you could afford expensive veterinary bills, pet insurance can prove to be critically important. Treatment for serious illnesses can be a financial burden without a pet insurance plan in place. For example, pet cancer has an average cost of over $3,100 per year.**
How much is pet insurance?
Prices vary based on the age, breed, and location of your dog or cat. Your cost for pet insurance also depends on which types of coverage you want and, for BestBenefit plans, the reimbursement level you select during enrollment.
How do I choose the right pet insurance for me?
Choosing the right pet insurance for you depends on your budget and your pet's health needs. The most affordable plans only cover care for accidents, so most customers choose a comprehensive plan that covers treatment for accidents and illnesses. Pets Best also offers an optional preventative care plan, which can be added to a comprehensive plan. Learn more about shopping for pet insurance.
How soon after enrolling can I use my pet insurance?
You can file a pet insurance claim once the waiting period for the applicable coverage is over, if there is one. A pet insurance waiting period is the amount of time after enrolling before your pet is eligible for coverage. Waiting periods vary by the type of coverage and start on the effective date of your policy. Once met, waiting periods are waived for continuous, uninterrupted policy renewals. Pets Best's waiting periods may vary but are typically:
- Accidental injuries: Three days††
- Illnesses: Two weeks††
- Cruciate ligament conditions: Six months††
- Routine care (if added): No waiting period††
Does pet insurance cover pre-existing conditions?
Pre-existing conditions aren't covered by most pet insurance companies. That's why pet insurance usually has waiting periods, to prevent customers from filing claims for issues that existed before the policy was active. Learn more about pre-existing conditions and pet insurance.
Can I add multiple pets to a single pet insurance policy?
Some insurers may allow you to add multiple pets to the same insurance policy, but most will require you to buy a separate policy for each pet. Each pet may also have a separate deductible and reimbursement level. Learn more about insurance for multiple pets.
What types of pets are covered by pet insurance?
Most pet insurers just cover cats and dogs. However, you may be able to find specialized pet insurance plans for exotic pets, such as birds or snakes.
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