Throughout the pet health insurance policy, the following words with special meanings will be bolded when used:
An event causing injury to the pet, when such injury is neither expected nor intended by you.
a thorough examination performed by a licensed and registered veterinarian encompassing all body systems, also referred to as "full physical, physical consultation, full examination or veterinary examination."
Any manifested anomaly in, or deviation from the regular healthy state or function of a pet, including behavioral traits. Signs include any anomaly that is readily detectible by a thorough and complete physical examination even if not manifested in alteration of function, or if missed during the clinical examination.
Your portion of the cost of insured veterinarian treatment. Your coinsurance amount is shown on the Declarations Page.
Any manifestations of clinical signs consistent with a diagnosis or diagnoses, regardless of the number of incidents or areas of the body affected.
The pet healthcare coverage described in this policy form and on the Declarations Page.
The amount you must first pay with respect to any one loss, deducted from the total sum paid or payable for the loss under the terms of the policy. The deductible is to be paid first, before the policy pays any part of the loss; however, we may affect settlement of a claim by paying the total amount and then seek reimbursement from you for the deductible amount.
Dental Health Care
The regular care required to maintain dental hygiene for the pet, including brushing, scaling, polishing, extractions and reconstructions.
Tests used to determine the overall health of your pet. Diagnostic tests can be used as a way to detect certain abnormalities, validate the current health of your pet, or help to evaluate an older pet more thoroughly before problems surface.
Hospital Boarding Fees
Charges for the boarding of your pet at a veterinary hospital, also referred to as hospitalization.
Sickness, disease and any changes to your pet's normal healthy state; any condition other than your pet's normal healthy state.
Any veterinary recommended medications prescribed by your veterinarian and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for veterinary use.
Orchidectomy, or surgical removal of the testicles.
Pet or Pets
A domestic cat or dog that is owned for companionship or as a help dog, not owned for commercial reasons. Commercial reasons include, but are not limited to, a racing dog.
Policy Inception Date
12:01 a.m. on the date the application is processed by Trupanion, subject to the waiting periods as defined in the What We Do Not Cover section of our policy.
Illness or the recurrence of any illness or condition which first occurred or displayed any signs consistent with the stated illness or condition prior to your pet's policy inception date.
An injury or recurrence of an injury that occurred prior to the policy inception date.
Any condition or complication resulting from pre-existing conditions(1) or (2).
Property Damage Liability
Your liability for damages which cause physical damage to, or destruction of, tangible property, or loss of use of real property and for which you are legally responsible as a result of the actions of your pet named in the policy. This does not include tangible property, which belongs to you or any person who lives with you.
A dog, which is owned and maintained for the purpose of competing in organized races or speed tests.
Ovariohysterectomy, or resection of the ovaries and uterus.
Medical procedures that treat diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment.
The administration of an industry-recognized commercial vaccine by a registered licensed veterinarian, in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations, following a complete clinical examination, for prevention of disease.
A properly licensed and registered veterinarian in active practice in the area where your pet is treated or examined.
X-rays, laboratory tests, medication, surgery, nursing and care provided by a licensed veterinarian and their staff under direct supervision.
Veterinary Examinations Fees
Fees charged for the professional opinion of a veterinarian, also referred to as consultation, examination, referral, and recheck fees.
We, Us, and Our
American Pet Insurance Company is the insurance carrier. Trupanion handles many of the administrative processes for this insurance on behalf of American Pet Insurance Company, and the context of We, Us, and Our should be construed accordingly.
Any pet involved in activities other than companionship or helping, including, but not limited to, racing, breeding, hunting, and law enforcement or guarding.
You and Your
The Insured/spouse/partner (Pet owner) named in the Declarations Page.
The dog or cat named in the Declarations Page or in the schedule.