We adopted our Dachsund mixed puppy from the animal shelter when he was only 4-months old. Knowing he was a stray with no history or background, we were concerned with what medical conditions would accompany him. First week we had him, he came down with "kennel cough." Then the next month, a rash, followed by Coccidia, Pancreatitis and Giardia within the first six months of adopting him. We live in Orange County, CA and we searched for a vet that fell within the acceptable range of costs that ASPCA covered. Still have not found one that comes close. However, the claims we've submitted have been covering about 60-70% of the cost, which is better than nothing as we have spent well over the cost to have the insurance and then some. So we definitely don't regret getting pet insurance, and the deductible is $100 annually. I would have to agree with another reviewer about the pre-existing conditions and renewal of the insurance resetting the clock.