I used to have a health plan w/ VPI, but b/c of financial difficulties decided to cancel it. My dog was still young enough (about 5). But after some years I thought it would be best to get coverage for him again since he had just turned 8. So I called VPI again and to my surprise and disapointment, VPI and some others I contacted turned me down b/c of his age! As if 8 was old. So I found ASPCA and was pleased and grateful that they accepted us. It was a good thing too, b/c 6 mos later my Billy started to bleed internally and after many tests even though the cause was not found, a solution to make it stop was. He is doing better now and thanks to the ASPCA plan I am not in the poor house. each claim I had to put in was at least $150. I even had a claim for $579 and received $402 for it. Even though it's not a 100% return (please let me know if there is such a plan) I am sure glad I wasn't alone in these difficult times!Thanks, ASPCA, for your loyalty and dedication to animals!