How Do Incident Deductibles Work?
Pet insurance plans come with either an annual deductible or an incident deductible. It may seem like a minor difference, but it can have a huge impact on your reimbursements!
An annual deductible only needs to be met once a plan year, no matter how many accidents or illnesses your pet experiences. An incident deductible starts over at each injury or illness, and that can really add up. After all, nearly 40% of our customers who file a claim experience three or more incidents in a year.+
ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plans have an annual deductible that can be customized to fit your needs.
Here’s an example: Sam is a 7-year-old dog who got hurt twice in a year
Required for Comparable Plan Cost
|$100 per year||$820 per incident|
|Injury 1||Injury 2||Injury 1||Injury 2|
|Total Treatment costs||$3,257||$3,423||$3,257||$3,423|
|Excluded Exam Fees||$0||$0||$30||$128|
|Potential payout after deductible*||$2,643||$2,886||$2,166||$2,228|
|based on 90% of usual
and customary covered charges
|based on 90% of vet bill minus exam fees|
|Total Reimbursement for 2 Injuries||$5,529||$4,394|
* Potential reimbursements shown are calculated as if they occurred to the same 7-year-old retriever dog in zip 81611. Calculations based on actual ASPCA Pet Health Insurance claims received for this pet and on publicly available policy information as of 4/21/14. Coverage and reimbursement for these types of claims are not to be inferred but is determined in reference to a particular insurance plan, as well as the fact and circumstance of each claim.
+Internal claims data, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2012
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