Petplan Pet Insurance Review

Rating: 8.9 / 10 (Excellent)
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The original Petplan was founded in the UK in 1976. It's US affiliate, Petplan Pet Insurance - North America, was launched in 2003 and based in Philadelphia. The company is recommended by the Humane Society of the United States and offers comprehensive accident and illness coverage for cats and dogs.

How is Petplan rated?

Breakdown

10/10
Coverage
10/10
Benefit Limits
10/10
Deductibles
10/10
Reimbursement
9/10
Claims and Service
6/10
Pricing
8/10
Enrollment

Overall Rating: 8.9 / 10 (Excellent)

Petplan ranks highly with us chiefly because of the comprehensiveness of coverage, and flexibility in customizing deductible/reimbursement percentage/benefit limit combinations. In light of this, the customer is afforded a high degree of leeway to mix and match to get the right premiums and coverage options for their situation.

Petplan Coverage

Coverage - 10 / 10

Petplan offers extremely comprehensive coverage in comparison to the other companies we rate. They handle all accidents and new illnesses without restrictions for hereditary or congenital conditions, as well as medications, advanced testing, hospital stays, rehabilitative care, and holistic therapies. Also, all non-routine veterinary exam fees are covered in all plans, including at emergency & specialist hospitals. Petplan has the most comprehensive coverage of dental injury and treatment of periodontal disease. Finally, Petplan will cover curable pre-existing conditions after the 365 day exclusionary period following policy inception. The company also covers most bilateral conditions when one side is considered to be pre-existing, which is something many other providers won't do.
Pets Covered
Dogs
Cats
Coverage Types
Medical
Vet Selection
Unrestricted
Out-of-State Coverage
Commercial Pets Covered

Medical Conditions Covered

  • Accidental
  • Illness
  • Hereditary
  • Congenital
  • Cancer
  • Chronic
  • Accidental Dental
  • Dental Illness

Medical Treatments Covered

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Prescription Medications
  • Alternative Care

Benefit Limits

Benefit Limits - 10 / 10

Although Petplan doesn't offer across the board unlimited coverage like Healthy Paws, it does the next best thing by being the company that allows you the most flexibility in choosing and annual benefit limit. Petplan's annual limits can be set at $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000, $25,000 or unlimited. This can be advantageous if you research the types and costs of conditions your particular breed is susceptible to, and combine it with the cost of treatment considering your area.
Benefit Limit Types
Annual
Unlimited

Reimbursement & Deductibles

Reimbursement - 10 / 10

Like all the leading pet insurance policies today, Petplan will pay a pre determined percentage of your actual veterinarian bill after you have met your deductible. The percentages available are 70%, 80%, and 90%.
Reimbursement Model
Actual Cost
Minimum Percent Reimbursement
70%
Maximum Percent Reimbursement
90%

Deductibles - 10 / 10

Compared to other providers, Petplan offers a very flexible deductible schedule as well, allowing customers to choose deductible levels anywhere between $100 - $1,000. If you have the wherewithal to meet a higher end deductible, it is going to translate into lower monthly premiums. Petplan operates on an annual deductible, which is ideal as you will only have to meet the one deductible regardless of incidences.
Deductible Type
Annual
Minimum Deductible Offered
$100
Maximum Deductible Offered
$1,000

Pricing: How much does Petplan cost?

Pricing - 6 / 10

Petplan offers competitive pricing that is pretty much industry standard and in line with what you might expect of comparable plans. The company also offers discounts for registration online, as well military personnel or medical service pets.

Starting Monthly Premiums

Dogs
$29.16
Cats
$18.19
Rate Details: Annual Deductible: $1,000, Benefits Cap: $5,000, Reimbursement Model: 70% of Actual Cost
Available Discounts: Wag-worthy 10% discount for veterinary professionals when they enrol online (5% veterinary professional discount + 5% online discount)

Enrollment & Waiting Periods

Enrollment - 7.5 / 10

Petplan allows enrollment for dogs and cats as young as six weeks. Also, unlike most companies the company does not have an upper age limit so older animals can get covered as well. Accident coverage begins 5 days after enrollment, but there is a 15 day waiting period for illnesses. Medical records are required when filing a claim, but not for enrollment.
Min Enrollment Age
6 weeks
Illnesses Waiting Period
15 days
Free Look Period
30 days

Claims & Service

Claims and Service - 9 / 10

Petplan is one of the only pet insurance companies to specifically state a claims payout timeframe in its terms and conditions -- 30 days.

To file you must first print out and sign the personalized claim form, and either fax, email, or mail it with the relevant receipts and invoices within 90 days of treatment. Petplan also gives you the flexibility of submitting this information through its app for Android and iPhone. This service provides instant and paperless claims filing at time of discharge from the veterinary hospital.

Petplan also features the "Telehealth" service. This facility provides coverage for telephone consultations for an immediate lifesaving emergency.
Claim Form
Mail
Email
Fax
Online Portal
Mobile App

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Headquarters Address
3805 West Chester Pike, Suite 240, Newton Square, PA, 19073
Mailing Address
3805 West Chester Pike, Suite 240, Newton Square, PA, 19073
Year Founded
2003

Top Rated
Our Partner
8.9 / 10
  • Comprehensive Coverage (includes vet exam fee!)
  • Flexible annual reimbursement up to Unlimited
  • Choose Annual Deductible from $100-$1,000
  • 24/7 Customer Service – top rated, always available
  • Use any veterinarian in the US or Canada
  • Fast, paperless claim reimbursement via Petplan App
  • 10% Online Discount & Free Barkbox Offer

Latest Petplan Reviews

6.45
Based on257 Reviews fromPetplan customers
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Sondra S
Denver, Colorado

5/22/2018
This is not the company I originally signed up with. That company charged a reasonable rate and paid on claims that made it worthwhile to get pet insurance. Not anymore. After I lost 3 cats to cancer, thyroid, and kidney conditions prior to my current cats, I thought that insurance made sense to help pay the bills. However, the way this company now operates is just plain wrong. It's robbery. It's insensitive. Don't do it. My advice: Read the fine print with any insurance company. And don't expect that what you buy today will stay the same. In this case, it surely didn't. And now my cats are older and have pre-existing conditions, so I can't switch. My choice is to keep paying this... Read More


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Rosie
Newark, New Jersey

5/15/2018
DONT EVER THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!! RUN!!!! RUN AWAY FROM THEM BEFORE THEY TOOK YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!! If your pet had ever got into any issues before you purchase this insurance, you are never going to be covered. If you think your pet's emergency situation is getting covered by the insurance, you are totally wrong!!! You will be ending up paying every single penny of the emergency situation AND the expensive policy fee. They will use EVERY POSSIBLE DETAIL of your previous record to deny your claims, no matter how they are actually unrelated. I strongly suspect that their people are not qualified for any diagnoses. They will always come up with a conclusion benefit to them so... Read More


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Danny
Phoenix, Arizona

4/24/2018
If you start the policy before taking control of the animal and it gets sick they consider it a preexisting condition also if your pet has an accident that too will be considered a preexisting condition. If you value your pet choose another provider. The deductible is not broke down into a percent of a claim so when my bill was $400 they took the whole $300 annual deductible from that claim leaving only $100 reimbursement.


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Mary H
Chicago, Illinois

4/16/2018
I have gone through the ringer with you! I have to WORK a full time job with you to get service Promised. Claims are lost! Inability to read claims! A timely return on cash put out! Shameful! This company is full of regret! Apologies etc. etc.


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Callie
Atlanta, Georgia

4/13/2018
We have had an excellent experience with Petplan! Our wheaten poodle mix has had several stomach and allergy issues since we adopted him and I don't know what we would have done without Petplan! My only advice would be to check into the policy and plan for when the coverage actually begins. We didn't realize there was a waiting period once we signed up for treatment coverage and had to pay more from the onset of our policy than we anticipated.


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andrew
Toronto, Ontario

2/21/2018
Do not use this company! They are the worst and have no interest in your pets health. We had our plan changed on us to increase our annual fee and also increase our deductible from $200 to $500. All of this was done behind our backs without telling us. We only found out after a $1000 surgery where we only got $90 of coverage. Please, Please, Please do not use this company to insure your pets. We spent so much money to protect our dog to only get pennies back. After speaking with customer service several times, we were told a letter was mailed to inform us of the change and if we didn't receive it (which we didn't), an "assumption" was made which resulted in an increased in fees and raise... Read More


Kevin N
Ridgefield, Connecticut

2/17/2018
I rate this company zero stars. We've had coverage for two years since buying a breeder puppy. Have had over $5,000 in vets bills for various conditions, and all claims have been denied. Other owners with similar claims with other insurers have had claims paid. Thos company has been a sham for us


Carl B
Mokane, Missouri

1/17/2018
I HAD PetPlan for several years. I WAS happy with them. They were BOUGHT by another company who REDUCED COVERAGE and INCREASED PREMIUMS. I am in the process of TERMINATING my coverage. Before all this happened I was very happy with their customer service.


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Nick
, Minnesota

10/20/2017
We have had Pet Plan for 7 years. As long as we have had our dogs. This past August was the first time we had to use the insurance. One of our dogs was attacked and had close to $5,000 in medical bills. Originally we had trouble logging into the website, but their IT department sorted it promptly and kept in touch with us. More importantly Jenny, and later Gina "Happiness Managers" did a great job of helping us. We were on vacation and did not receive notice that they needed additional information. When we returned we were worried that it would become a "hassle". However, we emailed Gina. She responded really quickly. Our vet then sent over the information on a Friday, and by... Read More


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Alex K
Brooklyn, New York

10/16/2017
So, I have had pet plan for my dog, Bella for over 2 years now, I decided to get it for her after she ate a bone off the street and we needed to get her X-rays and labs. so far no claims and all was well, then this last month my wife came home with a kitten "little" we call him. I put insurance on him immediately because I am a proactive type of guy. Well you guessed it, the worst happened and the next day we came home to find him clinging to life, vomit and diarrhea all over, scooped him up and rushed him to VERG animal hospital in Brooklyn, who is AMAZING BTW. 6100.00 later Little is alive and well, well 6100 you say, heck you had insurance right? WRONG, denied the claim stating some BS... Read More


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Susan T
Scotts Valley, California

10/12/2017
I have had Petplan Insurance for about five years for my dog Madi. Madi is now eight years old and recently developed an allergy that make her very itchy, which means we have been seeing a Dermatologist. These visits are not cheap, but Petplan has been very good about reimbursing me for my expenses. I recently called Petplan to change some account information and ask about a couple of claims. Nick was very helpful with these matters and even called back the next day to let me know that my claims had been processed and my reimbursement was on the way. I really appreciate his follow-up; which was unexpected.


Gretchen S
New Orleans, Louisiana

10/12/2017
I have been using Pet Plan for years and have never been disappointed in the coverage. I have a German shepherd and a mixed breed and have had to use my insurance fairly consistently, for the GSD anyway. Recently, my reimbursement check was lost in the mail. No fault of Pet Plan. I spoke with Nick Burns who determined that it had been lost and had a new check sent to me within days. I appreciated his politeness and efficiency. Thanks, Nick and Pet Plan!


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liza S
Toronto, Ontario

10/10/2017
Nick Burns was very helpful. Thank you! We recommend pet plan to anyone looking for a good pet insurance.


Cathy J
Taylor, Michigan

10/3/2017
I've had PetPlan for 9 years for one Golden and 5 years for another. I have been very happy with the customer service. My latest health concern was cancer for my 9 year old. I have had many claims. My happiness manager, Jennifer Grasso, has helped take some of the stress away. She keeps in touch with me and is always asking about my pets and makes sure my claims go through in a timely manner. I strongly recommend PetPlan!


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Alicia
Campbell, California

9/21/2017
What a bad insurance company. Been with them for years and we moved literally 3 miles from our current residence and because my zip cope changed my rate increased 5.00. I am sorry it's a matter of principal. Because I moved this does not make my pet more of a risk.


Bianca D
Folcroft, Pennsylvania

9/17/2017
I am so thankful I have Petplan for my dog Zoey, who unfortunately has an ongoing issue that Petplan is covering. She also recently has been limping and has been to the vet twice for this and we're still unsure what the cause is and Petplan has covered the expenses for this as well. I recently submitted four claims for both the ongoing issue and limping and when I realized my claims were taking a little longer than usual to be completed, I contacted Petplan and spoke with Gina. She made sure I didn't have to wait much longer for my claims to be completed and she notified me that they were done the day after I spoke with her. Thank you Petplan and Gina!


Betsy E
Orlando, Florida

9/15/2017
Petplan has been a great Insurance for my 2 Pugs over the last 6.5 years. They recently had Dental surgery ( both dogs) by a Board Certified Dentist and I was unsure if Petplan would pay. I spoke to 3 awesome reps many times, Blair G, Simone and Tami R ( I seemed to need to call daily for about 2 weeks) my claims were expedited ( without me having to ask) and we got reimbursed almost $4000 within about 10 days. My one pug didn't handle the surgery very well and Petplan paid for a specialist and ER visits, no problem. I recently talked to Blair again and she really cared about my dogs and remembered them, asked how they were. The claims representatives are a big plus for me, they helped... Read More


Deby R
Westwood, New Jersey

9/10/2017
I just renewed our 3 dogs coverage with the help of Regina B. She was not only friendly and courteous but she also did everything she could to keep our premiums as low as possible. Regina also checked on a claim that I had submitted for one of our dogs knee surgery and expedited so we could receive payment soon. I truly appreciate the kindness and consideration shown to me as a consumer. Thank you Regina!!


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tnoblett00@aol.com
Hampstead, North Carolina

9/6/2017
After having a very allergic rescue cocker whose medical bills reached 6K the first year, I made the decision to make certain that when I had another cocker, I would have pet insurance. I asked several pet owners which company they used, and every one of them used Pet Plan. I got a new puppy and got Pet Plan insurance. Best decision I ever made. She is more allergic than my last cocker, and as a result has had some medical issues that were very expensive. My claims have been handled expertly, promptly, and few have been declined. The $48 dollars a month is the best money I spend. I now can give Aggie May the care she deserves, and the 10K cap per year, per condition is more than... Read More


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Lori
Butler, New Jersey

8/29/2017
I’m thankful for Petplan insurance. I have 3 rescues and Petplan has helped me give my furbabies the quality care they deserve. Insurance is something you pay for and pray you never use. You have to pay for car insurance and chances are you’re never going to file a claim. Cable TV/Internet and or cell phone bills cost more than pet insurance. Petplan also pays for medications and tests. My Daisy is diabetic and Peggy Sue has Cushings and renal failure costing hundreds of dollars monthly for life. You won’t tuck away enough money to cover the unexpected. Filing a claim could not be easier with the Petplan App., answer a few questions, date, amount, pet’s ailment, take a photo of... Read More


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Gellonuts@yahoo.com
San Jose, California

8/24/2017
PET PLAN IS RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE!


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Kathy K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8/24/2017
I have been with Petplan Pet Insurance for several years now. Just recently in the past year and a half my yorkie has experienced pancreatitis which led to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and diabetes. Without Petplan I am not sure I would have been able to get the best treatment for my baby. They are awesome. Turnaround time for claims is so quick! When your pet is ill, the last thing you should be thinking of is how to pay for meds, tests, visits, etc. Petplan has given me peace of mind.


Cheryl L
Pompano Beach, Florida

8/23/2017
My three fur-babies have been insured with Petplan since they were puppies. They are now 12, 10, and 10 years old. I have not had to use my insurance until recently when one of my dachshunds Gracie was diagnosed with mammory cancer. She needed 2 operations since the lumpectomy did not work and she needed to have the whole line of memory glands on one side removed. Thank goodness she's doing great and needed no chemotherapy. Petplan is a lifesaver to me knowing if ever my babies get sick their treatments will be very affordable for me. I put the claim in for Gracie and received a check in the mail within two weeks. Everyone I've spoken to at Petplan were so nice and always asked how... Read More


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Denise D
Springfield Gardens, New York

8/22/2017
I love PetPlan, but the premium increase is becoming way too costly. I have had two claims and I do understand that premiums rise. I even called to see about increasing my deductibles and co-pays, but the savings were minimal at best. I work in the insurance industry so I get how it all works. I was advised that the new underwriter is not allowing changes until you are a customer for three years. I insure 5 cats and want to add a 6th. I am sorry to say that you are going to lose a customer.


Toni B
Huntington Beach, California

8/12/2017
I have had PetPlan Insurance for 9 years. I have never had a claim, but have renewed my insurance with the staff direct every year and they are wonderful, Gina Blair was outstanding and Tammy and all the other staff are very knowledgeable and very helpful. I won;t claim they are the most competitive rates, they were the best when I first purchased 9 yrs ago, but rates have been raised after 3 yrs at least 40% each year with no claims, so if I was to purchase again I would have to make an assessment of their costs. Pet insurance is very expensive as is our pets care, but it is an investment for the health risks we face with our pets. Hope I never have to use it, but I know Pet Plan will... Read More