MetLife | Pet Insurance Review

4.7

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.
1

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Angel SaLangit

I bought insurance from MetLife for my…dog

I bought insurance from MetLife for my 8 months old dog. My dog has a tendency to chew my furnitures which most puppies do. The first time he got sick I took him to the emergency Vet I was charge for more than $800.00. So I bought the MetLife insurance hoping that if he get sick again my insurance will foot some of my dog medical bills. When my dog got sick again, MetLife denied my claim stating that “My dog has a pre-existing condition”. So what good is the insurance for? I feel like I’m being scammed. My advice is to buy insurance for your pet, but stay away from MetLife. I’m expecting a response the same as everyone else fom them a cut and paste.
1

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Roxanne Siebert

METLIFE HORROR STORY

There was a near-death experience for my 4-year-old cat in January. I was fortunate to have planned ahead buying insurance for him. I regret buying it through MetLife. In order to verify coverage and the timing of claim settlement, I contacted MetLife and was told that that filing claims was simple, and that payments would be processed promptly. After nearly three months, I have finally got his $5,000 claim payment. The app gave the impression of being both user-friendly and informative at first; after all, it informed me that my claim had been granted and that my funds would be paid within days. On the first contact, there was some misunderstanding and the person gave the vague instructions to "check my mailbox" because they were unsure of where the payment had gone. Following a second contact, I was informed that additional documentation from his visit was required, which I promptly provided. On the third attempt, I was informed that the vet had made a mistake in his record regarding the timing of his last vaccine, even though he was experiencing an acute pancreatic episode. I was told to submit more paperwork that day to clear things up. The next call confirmed that the last instructions were in error and that the funds were en route. The next call was to clarify that it would take 45 days for the appeal to be reviewed. On top of the $10,000 vet cost, I have already paid about $400 in interest. The app provides inaccurate information and requires persistent follow-up, which significantly prolongs the claim process. It is their carelessness that has caused all of this, so I wish they would pay my interest charges. This has the potential to completely devastate someone's life.
1

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Bo F

Extended Waiting Period with MetLife Pet Insurance

It's been 15 business days since I submitted my claim to MetLife Pet Insurance, and yet it remains unresolved. My initial optimism upon enrolling in MetLife's pet insurance has been overshadowed by a frustrating experience with their claims process. At the outset, I was led to believe that claims would be processed within 5-10 days—a timeframe that seemed reasonable. However, I later discovered that this duration specifically refers to business days, a crucial detail omitted during enrollment. This lack of clarity left me feeling confused and increasingly frustrated. Furthermore, when attempting to file a claim for my pet, who had not required veterinary care in the past year, I encountered another obstacle. MetLife's requirement for a complete medical history spanning the previous 12 months was not communicated upfront, resulting in additional delays and complications. Contacting customer service for assistance yielded little empathy or support. Instead, I was informed that an extra 3-5 business days would be necessary to process the claim under these circumstances. Consequently, what should have been a straightforward process has stretched into a waiting game nearing 30 days. Such inefficiency is unacceptable, particularly concerning the health and well-being of our beloved pets. Enduring an extended wait without clarity on the claim's status is undeniably frustrating and stressful for any pet owner. In light of this disappointing experience, I have made the decision to sever ties with MetLife Pet Insurance. I cannot justify investing in a service that fails to fulfill its promises and lacks transparency in its operations. For prospective pet insurance customers, I strongly caution against choosing MetLife. Instead, I recommend exploring alternatives such as Nationwide Pet Insurance, which is reputed for its prompt and straightforward claim process. Learn from my mistake and select a provider that prioritizes efficiency and customer satisfaction. In conclusion, MetLife Pet Insurance's protracted claims process and inadequate customer service have left me deeply dissatisfied. Proceed with caution, as the frustration and disappointment may outweigh any potential benefits.
5

out of 5

VETERINARIAN: Paws & Claws

POSTED: | BY: Sherry McDonald

Very happy with this company.

I have submitted claims and they respond very quickly so far. If you call the person does their best to answer all your questions and resolve any issues you may have. I have been with them for a year and both pets are covered. I intend to extend my policy for another year.
1

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Jo Jo

Title: Frustrating Claim Process: A Review of MetLife Pet Insurance

I recently enrolled in MetLife Pet Insurance with high hopes of providing comprehensive coverage for my furry friend. However, my experience with their claims process has been nothing short of disappointing. Initially, I was informed that claims would be processed within 5-10 days—a timeframe that seemed reasonable. However, what they failed to mention is that this duration applies strictly to business days. This lack of clarity led to unnecessary confusion and frustration on my part. Moreover, when attempting to file a claim for my pet, who hadn't required veterinary care in the past 12 months, I encountered another roadblock. MetLife requires a medical history spanning the previous year to process claims efficiently. This requirement was not clearly communicated beforehand, resulting in further delays. Upon contacting customer service to address this issue, I was met with little empathy or assistance. Instead, I was informed that an additional 3-5 business days would be required to process the claim under these circumstances. Consequently, what should have been a straightforward process has turned into a waiting game spanning nearly 30 days. Such inefficiency is unacceptable, especially in matters concerning the health and well-being of our beloved pets. Waiting for an extended period without clarity on the status of the claim is undeniably frustrating and stressful for any pet owner. In light of this experience, I have decided to discontinue my association with MetLife Pet Insurance. I cannot justify investing in a service that fails to deliver on its promises and lacks transparency in its operations. For those considering pet insurance, I strongly advise against choosing MetLife. Instead, I recommend exploring alternatives such as Nationwide Pet Insurance, known for its swift and uncomplicated claim process. Don't make the same mistake I did; opt for a provider that values efficiency and customer satisfaction. In conclusion, MetLife Pet Insurance's cumbersome claims process and lackluster customer service have left me deeply dissatisfied. Proceed with caution, as the frustration and regret may outweigh any potential benefits.

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.

Coverage

Reimbursement for up to 90% of vet costs.

Payout Limits

Deductible

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

Exclusions

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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