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The Impact of using Trupanion as a Direct Payment MethodBy: Kelli Rascoe
When your pet is sick, it can be stressful. After all, your pets are valuable and special members of the family. At the end of the day, you just want your furry family member to feel better.
Imagine no longer having to pay out of pocket upfront costs or the inconvenience of submitting paper claims.
Just think – what if you got the chance to focus on the medical care for your pet, not your finances? Read on to learn more about how Trupanion has a direct payment method that can help you pay your veterinary bills for your pet’s lifetime.
Trupanion: the pet health insurance that pays the veterinarian directly
We can help pay your bill in seconds
With the advancements in technology, the pet health industry is rapidly changing. From MRI’s and hydrotherapy to acupuncture and stem cell therapy, your pet may need extensive medical care. Naturally, veterinary medicine and your pet’s medical care may cost you thousands of dollars. If your puppy needs emergency surgery, you want to say “yes” for them to have that medical care.
If your veterinarian has our unique software, we’re the only provider that can pay your veterinarian directly within seconds at check out. To learn more about direct payment through our software, click here.
If your pet needs emergency medical care, it may come at a cost. Learn more about Jeffery’s hospital visit and the reason why he’s here today, all thanks to Trupanion.
“The total bill from his two night stay at the hospital totaled up to just under $10,500. I ended up paying less than $1,500 out of pocket.
Most importantly, as we continue to treat and manage this condition over the next months – and potentially years – I know that I can continue to provide Jeffery with the treatment he needs in order to help return him to his typically happy-go-lucky self.
I know that without having Trupanion to help with Jeffery’s bills, this might have had a very different outcome. It would have been difficult, if not impossible, to pay those veterinary bills just from the first visit alone, not to mention all of the follow-up care that he is going to need down the road.”
Fortunately, with a Trupanion policy, you can get help with unlimited payouts, so your pet can get the help they need. You can rest easy knowing that you don’t need to worry over finances.
Coverage from birth
When you first bring home a new puppy or kitten, you may not be thinking about the unexpected. Chances are you may be too busy playing, cuddling, and getting to know your new furry family member. Naturally, puppies and kittens are curious and they may get into something they shouldn’t.
While no one intends to use their pet health insurance, you may need it when you least expect it.
“Wesson is my special boy with some very chronic issues. He was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia at just six months old.
From the very beginning, especially with him growing into such a large dog, we jumped right onto treatment.
With the help of Trupanion, we are able to give him the best joint supplements, anti-inflammatories, and even hydrotherapy to help strengthen his hips and make him as comfortable as possible so he can live a long happy life!
He also has allergies (environmental and food) that cause chronic urinary issues. Wesson is only two years old and so far Trupanion has paid out more than $3,700 for just these two issues.”
-Mikaila and Wesson
No matter your dog’s breed or size, an accident or illness can happen at any time.
For your pet’s lifetime
Your pets are unique family members that deserve a happy and healthy life. Discover how a Trupanion policy can help them through the small moments to big events throughout their lifetime.
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While you’re browsing our pet blog, please note that the views expressed here are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Trupanion. Our articles are reviewed by veterinarians for accuracy, but they are not a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Always consult with your own pet’s veterinarian for advice.