I am a new client of Pets Best and would like to share my experience filing a recent claim.
On December 10, 2012, I brought my Siamese cat, Violet, to my vet for her annual wellness check, where he noted an enlarged node in her jaw and two abnormal teeth. Upon extraction, he aspirated the lymph node and we were stunned to receive a diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma.
Within three weeks, she had to be euthanized, because a mass had invaded her upper jaw. When I submitted the relatively modest bills to Pets Best, they excluded the dental extractions, which were the bulk of the bill. They did cover the euthanasia and cancer medications. I received less than $250.00 back on a total bill of nearly $600.00. Part of that ($23.) was the result of a Level I appeal that I filed.
I will say that the representatives have been very nice, and the reimbursements were processed and received in a timely fashion. However, although everyone agrees that the abnormal teeth were a result of a tumor in the jaw, Pets Best has held fast to the position that NO dentistries are covered unless they involve broken or abcessed teeth needing extraction.
Ironically, had I opted to subject Violet to aggressive chemotherapy, involving thousands of dollars, it would have been covered. Yet, this brief catastrophic illness received only minimal reimbursement because of a policy that does not allow for any extenuating circumstances. Not only did I lose my cat, but I have spent time and energy di