It definitely came in handy when our animal hospital registered us with Trupanion insurance. Our puppy broke two of her toes and the cost associated to fix this was not in the budget. Luckily Trupanion will work directly with our animal hospital so the worry of being able to pay for our new family member's treatment was lifted. It was nice to not have to figure out how to pay up front and wait weeks for a cheque in the mail. It was all taken care of before I even left my house to pick her up from the animal hospital.