Pets make days more interesting and provide families with smiles. Caring for them doesn’t have to be a financial struggle if you put a comprehensive pet insurance policy in place. Pet insurance from Nationwide allows families to plan for medical needs – sometimes both wellness and emergency care – keeping their budget in mind. Nationwide makes it easy for you to obtain coverage to meet your pet’s needs.
What Is Pet Insurance?
Pet insurance works much like health insurance for people. It may cover your pet’s routine medical visits as well as illness, injury, and other medical costs. If you’ve struggled through a late-night emergency run to the pet hospital, you know just how expensive medical care can be for pets. With pet insurance, you may be able to cover those costs more affordably. That means you can focus on the care your pet needs, not on the price of the bill itself.
Pet Insurance Is Flexible to Cover Many Needs
Purchasing pet insurance allows you to select the type and level of coverage right for your needs. That puts you in charge of the care your pet receives and the cost of these policies. We’re here for you to provide support and guidance throughout the process. Don’t worry, we know pet insurance can seem like a daunting investment, but we’ve designed policies to be easy to use and benefit from by pet owners.
Coverage for pet care is dependent on the policy you select, but there’s plenty of flexibility available for most people. Some of the care provided may include:
- Accidents and injury-related costs including broken bones, sprains, poisonings, and puncture wounds
- Chronic illnesses including allergies, skin conditions, arthritis, and much more
- Common ailments including diarrhea, FLUTD, and vomiting
- Hereditary conditions including eye disorders, blood disorders, and hip dysplasia
- Serious illnesses including hyperthyroidism, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer
More so, policies may be available to you to cover the cost of wellness care for your pet. Those high costs associated with routine medical visits, vaccinations, and flea treatments may be far less than what you expect if you have pet insurance in place. Suddenly, that routine checkup doesn’t hurt as much.
Comprehensive Coverage for Many Pet Medical Needs and Treatments
The pet insurance policy you select may meet all of your goals and expectations. Work with our compassionate team to help you navigate the specific coverage options for your policy. Many policies cover most medical treatments and needs, including:
- Surgical procedures
- Blood tests
- CT scans
Alternative and Holistic Care May Also Be Included
Some pet insurance policies from Nationwide go a step further than providing care just for traditional medical treatments. Some policies also can help cover the costs associated with holistic and alternative care needs. That may include:
- Chiropractic care
- Laser therapy
Sounds Great, But What’s the Catch?
There is no catch. Pet insurance is a policy that many pet families need and benefit from especially when they purchase it when their pet is still young. It’s not something to put off. Costs may rise if your pet is diagnosed with a chronic illness or as they get a bit older. That’s why it’s so important to consider buying pet insurance now while it’s most affordable to you.
There may be some limitations on what’s covered and available to some pet owners. That’s dependent on many things, including your pet’s age, health, and pre-existing conditions. We’ll help you navigate any obstacles along the way to ensure you get the right level and type of care for your furry family member.
What About the Claims Process?
Nationwide is committed to helping you 100% of the way. If your pet needs emergency medical care, be sure to get them into a treatment center as soon as possible.
You are always able to give us a call at Nationwide to gain more insight into what coverage you’ll have available for any wellness visit as well as emergencies or illness visits. We’re always happy to provide information upfront.
We also make the claims process as easy as possible. Our highly-trained and compassionate staff is here to help you with the entire process. So rest easy knowing that we’re here for you. You may even be able to submit your claim right from your mobile device.
How Can You Get Started with Pet Insurance?
The average cost of dog care for a year of routine care is generally around $2,000. For cats, that may be up to $200. That’s for a healthy pet. If your pet needs medications or surgery, costs can reach $2,000 or more for a single visit.