Below is the email I received about a premium increase for my dog who is about 1.5 years old and has been insured for just over a year now. They are increasing my monthly premium from $39.68 to $68.10 which is nearly double!! This is unbelievable!! I am now realizing how many other people they've done this too over at least the last couple of years using the same terminology to create a loophole from the original contract. Beware of Trupanion!! I wish I paid more attention to the negative reviews when first researching.
Policy Number: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Re: 1/9/2012 Premium Adjustment
Dear Cecil Xxxxxxx,
Thank you for being part of the Trupanion family and for being a responsible pet owner. We strongly believe in being a partner to help provide the best medical care for your pet. We cover diagnostic tests, surgeries, treatments and medications with no limits — no matter where your pet goes for care. As incredible advances in veterinary medicine continue, the cost of veterinary services also increases.
Trupanion is different from other insurance companies. We do not use a complex benefits schedule or fixed payout limits when paying claims. Instead, we price our insurance to cover 90% of actual injury or illness costs — the best in the industry. Because of our outstanding coverage and the increase in medical costs, on occasion we must adjust our rates. As a result, a rate adjustment is planned for this year.
Your new monthly premium and the