Pet Insurance vs Saving with a Pet Emergency Account
You Need to Look at Pet Insurance Financially
This is where pet insurance comes in. If the cost of doing the treatment or the surgery is lessened because of the insurance, then your decision is not one of financial. But there is a lot of calculating that needs to be considered before you sign up for pet insurance.
- You need to weigh the cost of the annual insurance premiums to the value of putting it in an emergency pet savings account.
- what reatments does the insurance cover?
- how much does the insurance cover?
- what are the caps on the policy?
Pet Insurance is becoming more widely available and even some corporations are offering to their employees as a perk.
The oldest and largest of the pet insurance companies is Vetinary Pet Insurance. In recent years other companies have emerged. But pet insurance is still a financial decision. In addition to the premiums, there are deductibles, co pays and limitations on procedures. Some pets are not covered for conditions if they are considered pre existing, and if pet breed tends to have a particular problem in its breed lines, the insurance will not cover the costs. This is common in hip dysplasia in large dog breeds. As your pet ages, your premiums usually go up and some policies put limits on how old the dog can be in order to be covered. Some policies have usual and customary charges, which means they don’t cover the full cost of the procedure, especially if you live in a major city, where vet costs may be slightly higher than the average costs.
Any type of insurance is a gamble. You are buying it because you want to secure yourself against laying out money that an insurance might cover. The insurance company is accepting you, believing that they will make more money from they will have to lay out. Buying pet insurance is a tough call. You have to do a lot of investigating to figure out if it really will benefit you financially.
We love our pets, and we want to do what is best for them. We really don’t want financial decisions to play a role in our decision, but the reality is we have to look at whether pet insurance makes sense. Do your research, think it through and your decision to take pet insurance or not will be a logical one.