After incurring many thousands of dollars in surgery and other health costs over the life of our yellow lab, we vowed that never again would cost play a role in determining how (or if) to treat a sick pet, and so determined to purchase health insurance from the outset for Maggie, our standard poodle puppy. After doing on-line research and discovering that there are clearly very significant differences between pet health insurers, we narrowed our choices to 3 and, ultimately, selected Healthy Paws. Soon after, we added Jetta, our (then) 11-year old poodle/vizsla mix (we were pleasantly surprised at the modest cost of insuring a healthy but no longer young dog).
One year later, the experience has been outstanding on every level. For one, the claim submission process is incredibly user-friendly. (If we concentrate, we can actually do it ourselves without any help from Maggie's & Jetta's feline siblings.) Within a day or two of submitting a claim Healthy Paws sends an email acknowledging receipt and a couple of days later another advising that the claim has been processed with a breakdown of the reimbursement. Our experience has been that a check is in hand in less than a week.
The staff is extremely professional and caring and clearly loves animals. After submitting a claim for a leg injury suffered by Maggie, we received emails inquiring after her recovery, wishing her well and affirmatively suggesting that we submit claims for some earlier medications which showed up on