Compare Healthy Paws vs. Petplan Pet Insurance

What’s the difference between Healthy Paws Pet Insurance and Petplan Pet Insurance? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: August 23, 2017
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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
9.8 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Pet Insurance
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Petplan Pet Insurance
8.9 / 10 - Excellent
#2 in Pet Insurance
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Key Facts

  • Consistently #1 in customer satisfaction, A+ BBB
  • Chosen by almost 90% of ConsumersAdvocate.org visitors
  • Comprehensive illness and accident coverage
  • Unlimited lifetime benefits + no claim caps!
  • Annual deductible (recommended)
  • Free mobile app & no claims forms
  • 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

ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings

9.8 / 10 - Excellent
9/10
Coverage
10/10
Benefit Limits
10/10
Deductibles
10/10
Reimbursement
10/10
Claims and Service
10/10
Pricing
10/10
Enrollment
8.9 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Coverage
10/10
Benefit Limits
10/10
Deductibles
10/10
Reimbursement
9/10
Claims and Service
6/10
Pricing
8/10
Enrollment

Customer Reviews

 (1044)
9.6 / 10 - Excellent
95%
5 stars
1%
4 stars
1%
3 stars
1%
2 stars
2%
1 stars
 (242)
6.6 / 10 - Very good
54%
5 stars
4%
4 stars
2%
3 stars
9%
2 stars
31%
1 stars

Final Verdict

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance has a higher overall rating than Petplan Pet Insurance. Healthy Paws scores better than Petplan across: Claims and Service, Pricing, Reviews, and Enrollment. However, Petplan scores better on Coverage. Both companies score similarly on Benefit Limits, Deductibles, and Reimbursement.


Latest Reviews

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KP

9/18/2017
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
I switched to Healthy Paws from another pet insurance company I was happy with (they increased my deductible from $50/mo to $100/mo- I expecte yearly increases, but a 100% increase was not acceptable to me). A few months later, my dog developed a malignant mass on his leg. After the initial submission of veterinary paperwork and his medical history, HealthyPaws began paying on the claim(s). Their remibursement process is fast, averaging 3-5 days. They paid over $7,500 in claims in the first month of treatment and have continued to pay on all of our oncology follow ups, etc.


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Sarav
Sanford, North Carolina

9/18/2017
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
First off, the policy is incredibly inclusive and the logistics of filing a claim couldn't be easier. It's hard trying to find coverage for a large dog (Great Dane) and healthy paws provided just that...and kept it affordable. When my dog tore his crucial ligament, the folks at healthy paws were understanding and went out of their way to make the entire process simple. What could have been a few thousand dollars worth of headaches turned into a relatively painless ordeal. I've recommended healthy paws to everyone I know without any reservations.



9/18/2017
Petplan Pet Insurance review
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!



9/15/2017
Petplan Pet Insurance review
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 me through an emotional time with care and compassion! Thanks Ladies!!!


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David K
Raleigh, North Carolina

3/23/2015
Petplan Pet Insurance review
fast friendly. had no issues with getting doctor paid by PetPlan for several claims. one was about $4000. I only had to pay $200.


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Natasha E
Pasadena, California

3/14/2015
Petplan Pet Insurance review
I've had PetPlan for years, I think around 8 years now and I cannot be happier with their coverage, speed of processing claims and the amounts that they cover and reimburse. They do not split hairs, and I never had a question or a doubt that they were not being fair in their reimbursements. I've had three cats covered through them, out of which one had to be put down due to acute renal failure and it cost in the ER hospital fees in thousands of $ (LA, CA). They paid me back everything, minus the deductible and up to 80% for the ER/specialty care. Then I adopted my second cat, who is still rather young, but he just had a second bout of pancreatitis in his short 5 years of live. He barely survived and the bill again was in thousands of $$$ for having to rush him in between an ER and ER Specialty hospital. PetPlan again covered a fair deal and sent me a check within 10 days. No questions asked. Fair coverage, happy customer and my cat pulled through, thankfully to this great insurance and even more so to the staff of the two hospitals that took a good care of him. Thank you PetPlan!


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CJ M
Downers Grove, Illinois

2/7/2015
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
Regarding the online quoting system + let me include multiple pets on same quote - can't figure out how to pay an annual amount rather than monthly - they add $25 to the first payment for account set up =deal breaker


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Lori S
Austin, Texas

1/17/2015
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
I've not actually had my pets covered under this insurer, but they are among the ones I obtained quotes from while shopping around. I have 2 cats; a 4 yr old male & a 12 yr old female. The female is actually in better health than the male, with his frequent UTIs, however because she is over 8 yrs old the best plan they will give me is a $500 deductible & 70% reimbursement, with various limitations. And at the same rate as the comprehensive plan for my male, which has a $100 deductible & reimburses at 90%.