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Pet parents on the payroll?
Give them the benefit they'll wag (and brag)
about - pet insurance!

Pet Insurance for Employee Benefits

Pet parents on the payroll? Give them the benefit they'll wag (and brag) about - pet insurance!



With roughly 78 million dogs and 86 million cats in US homes, there is a huge demand for pet-friendly benefits at the workplace, and pet insurance is the #1 most requested voluntary benefit today. Employers have realized that since pets are considered family, employees can lose as much productivity and emotional well-being while caring for a sick pet, as they would caring for a human family member. Help your employees protect themselves from expensive veterinary care while giving their beloved dogs and cats the best medical care available.

Benefits to Employer:

  • Easy sign-up. No integration required
  • Directly billed to employees, so there's no cost to employers.
  • Enroll any time. No open enrollment period restrictions.
  • Easy to promote to your employees. We provide all the digital materials you need, and you can immediately share this new benefit with your employees.
  • No plan administration required. We take care of everything including direct billing to the employee, claims process, and customer service.

Benefits to Employees:

  • Employee discount. Your Employees get the maximum discount available on monthly premiums for the life of the policy.
  • Employees can visit any licensed vet and save up to 90% on vet bills.
  • No caps on claim payouts. Our plan has no maximum payout limits; no per-incident, annual or lifetime caps on payouts.
  • Enroll anytime. Employees can easily sign up online or cancel their plan at any time.

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What is Pet Insurance?

Pet insurance is for the unexpected accidents & illnesses that you just can't plan for - like when your dog eats something he shouldn't (foreign body surgery needed) or the cat suddenly starts drinking too much water (diagnosis: diabetes).

Pet health care is fast becoming very expensive due to the increasing costs of general veterinary care, and pet parents often worry about paying the bill. With Healthy Paws, you don't have to choose between quality care for your pet or dipping into your savings, and you can save up to 90% on those vet bills.

Pet Insurance is Good for Business

Pets keep us happy, healthy, and even more productive! Essentially, pets are great for business, and offering pet insurance is great for employees. When you're offering benefits that fit your employee's lifestyles, you're more likely to attract and keep your talent. The article "How to Separate Yourself from the Competition with Employee Benefits" from CNBC states that four out of five employees would prefer new or better benefits over a pay rise and talks about how to make you stand out from the competition by offering pet insurance.

Why You Should Offer Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is the #1 most requested voluntary benefit.

Every 6 seconds a pet parent is given a vet bill of more than $1,000.

4 out of 5 employees would prefer new or better benefits over a pay raise.

1 in 3 Fortune 500 companies offers pet insurance.

Pet Insurance Comparison

Most pet insurance plans have a few basic things in common. You usually select a reimbursement level and deductible at sign-up. When your pet needs medical care, you can visit any licensed veterinarian you choose. You pay your vet first, then file a claim with your pet insurance company. The insurance company then reimburses you based on the details of your policy.

There are some substantial differences between insurance providers that can impact your coverage or how much you get reimbursed after a veterinary visit.


Some of the most important differences are:

Want to compare our plan to other pet insurance companies?
See our pet insurance comparison chart for more information on coverage and benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answers to your questions below, you can email us and we’ll respond as quickly possible. To learn more about our pet health plan, visit the Healthy Paws FAQ page.



Employee Benefit Program Basics

1. Do you offer lifetime coverage?

Healthy Paws offers one pet insurance plan covering everything that matters including injuries, illnesses, genetic conditions, and emergency care. If your pet needs treatment for any accident or illness, and it's not a pre-existing condition, you're covered. It's that simple!

Choose your options for an annual deductible and reimbursement level to fit your budget:

  • Annual deductible options of $100, $250, $500 or $750
  • Reimbursement level options of 90%, 80%, 70% or 60%
*Choice will vary depending on pet’s age.

Comprehensive coverage with unlimited annual & lifetime payouts:

  • Unlimited annual & lifetime payouts with no per incident, per condition, annual, or lifetime limits on claims.
  • See any licensed veterinarian including specialists and emergency animal hospitals to treat any accident or illness.
  • Covered veterinarian services include but are not limited to:
    • Diagnostic testing such as x-rays and blood tests
    • Hospitalization
    • Surgeries
    • Prescription Medications

Eligibility and waiting periods:

  • Lifetime coverage for dogs and cats enrolled before the age of 14.
  • 15 day waiting period for accident and illness. 12 month waiting period for hip dysplasia.
  • Veterinary Exam Requirement:
    • Pets less than 6 years of age must have had an exam within 12 months prior to enrollment otherwise they must have an exam within 15 days from the enrollment date.
    • Pets 6 years or older must have had an exam within 30 days prior to enrollment otherwise they must have an exam within 15 days from the enrollment date.

Exclusions:

  • Veterinary Office Fee or Exam Fee.
  • Preventative care like annual exams, flea and tick medications, and spay/neuter surgeries are excluded from coverage.
  • No Dental coverage other than tooth extractions caused by an accident.
  • See the sample policy for complete details on coverage and exclusions.

2. How do I offer Healthy Paws to my employees?

Once you join the Healthy Paws Employee Benefit Program (there is no cost to you for participating), you’ll have access to online and self-printed marketing collateral to help you educate your employees about Healthy Paws.

Outreach Steps

  1. Include information about Healthy Paws and the special employee discounts in your voluntary benefit product offerings and during open enrollment.
  2. Distribute information about Healthy Paws via email, company e-newsletters, payroll stuffers and new employee folders.
  3. Provide information at employee benefit fairs.

3. How does an employee get a free quote and self-enroll?

95% of all Healthy Paws customers self-enroll on our website. It’s super fast and easy. Your employees will click on the Healthy Paws links you provide on your benefits websites and we take it from there:

  1. Takes just 10 seconds to get a free pet insurance quote.
  2. Takes just a couple of minutes to complete information about their pet(s) and provide us with a credit or debit care for monthly premium collection.
  3. They receive a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee with monthly auto-billing and they can cancel any time.
  4. They get a lifetime discount of up to 15% off the underwritten premium, which is the maximum discount possible.

4. How easy is it for someone to enroll a pet?

95% of all Healthy Paws customers self-enroll on our website. It’s super fast and easy. Your referrals will click on the Healthy Paws links you provide and we take it from there:

  1. Takes just 10 seconds to get a free pet insurance quote.
  2. Takes just a couple of minutes to complete information about their pet(s) and provide us with a credit or debit card for monthly premium collection.
  3. They receive a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee with monthly auto-billing and they can cancel any time.

5. How does pet insurance work?

Pet insurance reimburses the pet parent after treatment.

  1. The pet parent takes their pet to their favorite veterinarian when sick or injured.
  2. The pet parent pays the veterinarian at time of treatment.
  3. The pet parent submits a claim to Healthy Paws.
  4. Healthy Paws sends the reimbursement check directly to the pet parent within 3-10 days.
Healthy Paws will make special accommodations for large veterinary bills with the agreement of the veterinarian. We can direct pay the veterinarian and this needs to be pre-authorized and is handled on a case by case basis.

6. Why doesn’t Healthy Paws offer wellness coverage?

Some pet insurance companies offer wellness coverage at an additional cost or incorporate it into one of their myriad of plans. When an insurance company reimburses for “expected” treatments like an annual exam, typically they will restrict coverage or payouts on the more important and higher cost accidents and illnesses to give this perceived benefit of wellness coverage.

Insurance is about protecting yourself from the unexpected. Auto insurance pays for that unexpected car collision or home insurance covers the unexpected water damage or fire. These do not cover expected maintenance. If they did, premiums would be quite expensive!

Pet insurance therefore should be about protecting you and your pet when they are sick or injured. Unlike wellness care, these are the conditions you cannot plan for in advance and can easily cost in the thousands of dollars. After all, no one wants to be faced with skipping an important treatment for their pet or, worse case, euthanizing their pet simply because they cannot afford veterinary care.

7. How much does pet insurance cost?

Healthy Paws premiums are calculated based on your individual pet’s breed, age and zip code.

  • Cat health plans typically range from $15 and $35 per month.
  • Dog health plans typically range from $25 and $45 per month.

8. Why is Healthy Paws top-rated with pet parents?

It’s not complicated. We created a very affordable, comprehensive pet insurance plan and then backed it up with an unparalleled commitment to customer service. From a pet parent’s perspective, they clearly understand what is covered and what is not covered. They also love the fast claim reimbursements (often in 3 days or less) and compassionate interactions with the Healthy Paws team.

Below are some key differences between Healthy Paws and other pet health insurance providers.

Benefit Healthy Paws Other Pet Insurance Companies
Coverage for expensive hereditary and congenital conditions? Healthy Paws does not restrict coverage for hereditary and congenital conditions. Many pet insurance companies exclude or limit expensive hereditary and congenital conditions.
Reimburse policyholder on the actual veterinary bill? Yes. Healthy Paws pays on the actual veterinary bill. Other companies will use a benefit schedule or use the term "usual and customary" which may substantially lower reimbursements to the pet parent.
Any plan limits? Healthy Paws is the only company to offer unlimited annual & lifetime payouts with an annual deductible. No caps on claims. Ever! Most companies place per incident, per condition, annual or lifetime caps on claims. This lowers the reimbursement to the pet parent.
What do their customers say about their service? We work hard to earn the #1 rating from pet parents on leading review sites. We're committed to delivering the best pet insurance plan on the planet! Other companies simply have complicated plans that make it difficult for their service reps to achieve our standard of customer service.

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