Stella Answers Your Pet Insurance Questions

Stella joined Trupanion in January 2013 and loves spending her day assisting pet parents to pick the perfect policy. She is a pet mom of four: Moses (Lab), Ruthie (Cockapoo), Mustapha and Charlotte (Domestic shorthairs) and cannot imagine life without them! A huge passion of Stella’s is animal rescue, and you can pretty much guarantee to run into her at any of the Seattle-area rescue events!

Trying to learn more about Trupanion? Stella can help! Below, Stella answers a few common pet insurance questions in her own words.

What do you cover?

If your pet should ever have any accidents or illnesses, that's what we're here for; we're solely accident and illness coverage. So we're here for things like hereditary conditions, we're also here for things like congenital conditions, diagnostic testing: things like X-rays, ultrasounds, blood work, allergy scratch test; all those things that fall under the diagnostic umbrella. We're also here for things like surgery if she ever ingested a foreign object or needed knee surgery. Medications, hospital stays, as well as any supplements the vet recommends for an accident or illness.

Do I have to pay my deductible annually?

Our deductible is actually per-incident/per-condition, but for the lifetime of your pet, meaning if something is chronic or recurring, you don't have to keep meeting your deductible. Once you've met it, you've met it for the lifetime of your pet.
We also have no payout limits, so if there ever was a chronic or recurring illness, there is no limit on the cost of care.

Can I change my deductible at any time?

Absolutely, you can change your deductible at any time, you are not penalized. The one thing is if you lower your deductible, there is a waiting period before the new deductible would begin. If you raise your deductible, it just takes effect on your next billing cycle.

*Terms and conditions apply. See the policy for details.

"When the vet bill came in for Matilda’s first knee surgery I was extremely relieved that Trupanion came through for me and paid for 90% of Matilda’s surgery. Now that Matilda’s other knee is severely symptomatic, I am comforted to know Trupanion is there for us to smooth the way and make it possible for Matilda to live and walk normally again."
- Dave M.
Condition: Luxating patella
Trupanion Paid: $3,441.19

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