MetLife | Pet Insurance Review


out of 5

Number of reviews 454

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Updated: March 12, 2024

As one of Fortune magazine’s 2022 “World’s most admired companies,” MetLife is proud to have helped people protect what matters to them for 100+ years. MetLife Pet Insurance continues that tradition with a dedicated team of pet advocates who have been passionately serving pet parents for over 15 years. MetLife Pet Insurance offers pet parents an exceptional product from a best-in-class insurer at an affordable price — focused on flexible product offerings, competitive rates, and innovative policy benefits.

out of 5

VETERINARIAN: Camino Pet Clinic

POSTED: | BY: Jennifer Walsh

Great Experience

I’ve submitted 3 claims in the past year and it easy to submit them online and I received my payment pretty quick. Customer service has been great as well.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Sherry McDonald

Great Insurance...

My pup had to have eye surgery to remove his eye. I called to see if they cover this procedure and hey told me that it would be covered and that put my mind at ease. The people at Met Life were quick to respond and very courteous. The claim was reimbursed quickly. Would recommend this company for all your fur-babies. Thank you, Met Life for taking care of Andy.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Ann LaFernier

Awesome job

I have nothing but great things to say about MetLife pet insurance. I have 6 dogs all insured with MetLife. It's easy to submit claims and they pay quickly even when the claim is large (TPLO surgery) and to date have approved all claims. I couldn't be happier with MetLife only wish I had signed up years ago.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Mtn&City

Don't do what they advertise

I made a total of 3 claims since paying over $1000 for my annual policy when I got my puppy. Only one of the claims, which is was very simple, processed in the 10 day window they claim on their website. I had to call to ask them to process one of them after 14 days and will now have to do the same for my third claim. There is no other way to get a response outside of calling. The live chat on their website is never open, even within their stated operating hours. They do not respond to emails or inquiries submitted using the contact form. They do not appear to have enough staff to operate according to their stated procedures. To their credit anyone I have spoken with by calling has been very helpful. EDIT: The person I spoke with today verified that complicated claims often take up to 15 days and that the policy fine print states up to 30 although that is very rare. Now that I know this, I can adjust my expectations and stop wasting my time calling. The company should change the website to reflect actual practices. There is no point in stating a 10 day window online if it's not true. Likewise, there is no point in having a "live chat" or email option if they are not functional. Pretending to offer what you do not reflects a lack of transparency and fosters mistrust. EDIT, response to company: I've already given clear feedback here and in multiple emails to you that you ignored. There is no mystery. If you want more of my time, you'll need to pay me.

out of 5

VETERINARIAN: Lincoln pet clinic

POSTED: | BY: Kelly Henderson

Best decision I’ve made

The wait time to start the plan was a little long and I had to follow up to make sure it was active and the first claim took a bit longer because I had to set up the process to receive the funds but after that all other claims were processed quickly and the payments were very quick. All communication has been great. I would have given a 5 if the customer onboarding was a bit better.

Monthly Cost

The cost of pet insurance depends on a variety of factors, including the species, breed, sex, and age of your pet. Where you live also helps determine what you pay. The type of coverage you need will affect costs, too.


Reimbursement for up to 90% of vet costs.

Payout Limits


Customizable deductibles from $50-$500

Age Limits

No upper age limits. Pets must be at least 8 weeks old to enroll.

Waiting Period

Accident – policy effective date (1 day waiting period); Illness – 14 days


Protect your pet’s health and your wallet with MetLife Pet Insurance. With a hassle-free claims process, convenient mobile app, and reimbursement in less than two weeks, it’s easy to take the best care of your pet. Get a quote in two minutes or less!

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