Pet Insurance | Pets Best

Pet Insurance | Pets Best  

Pet Insurance

Helps you cover eligible veterinary expenses so you can provide your pets with the best care possible.

Here's what you need to know

This plan reimburses you for eligible veterinary visits and other pet healthcare expenses, helping make quality care for your pet more affordable for your budget.

 

With Pet Insurance from Pets Best, you get cash back for a percentage of the eligible cost of your pet’s medical needs. Choose between multiple reimbursement options for dog and cat coverage when you sign up. No matter which you choose, all plans cover the following:  

 

  • Accidents like broken bones, sprains, lacerations, and poisoning
  • Illnesses like allergies, ear infections, arthritis, and cancer
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia, glaucoma, and epilepsy

 

These examples are just a few of the hundreds of specific conditions covered by the plan. And you can customize coverage to you. For accident and illness plans, you can choose:

 

  • A deductible ranging from $50 to $1,000
  • Reimbursement percentage of 70%, 80% or 90%1
  • Coverage limit of $5,000 or Unlimited
  • Additional wellness options to help pay for regular vet visits, vaccinations, dental cleanings, and more 

 

There are limitations to coverage. This plan will not cover pre-existing conditions, preventive treatments, elective/experimental treatments, food, special diets, or vitamins and supplements. See your policy documents for more detail. 

Cats and dogs are members of the family, and you don’t want to postpone or avoid care for them because the bill will break your budget. That’s why this pet insurance option – a comprehensive plan at an affordable price – is a great solution. 

 

This coverage can be essential for any pet owner who wants to keep their pet in good health and top shape with routine visits to the vet. And it can be even more essential if your pet develops a chronic illness or is involved in a serious accident. Once you enroll, you can enjoy:

 

  • Exclusive savings: You get a discount on your monthly premiums plus an additional discount if you have 2 or more pets2
  • Use any veterinarian: Take your pet to any licensed veterinarian, specialist or emergency room in the United States and Canada (no looking up networks) 
  • Easy claims processing: Submit and track the status of your claim online or on the Pets Best mobile app

 

When you have Pets Best, it helps provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing your beloved pet can see their favorite vet and that you can afford the treatment, tests, prescriptions they deserve to get well.

You can enroll anytime!

 

A waiting period refers to the amount of time after enrolling before your pet is eligible for coverage. Waiting periods vary by the type of coverage and start on the effective date of your policy. Once met, waiting periods are waived for continuous, uninterrupted policy renewals. Pets Best offers some of the shortest waiting periods in the industry following the policy effective date. Get a quote for specific information on waiting periods in your state.

How It Works

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Enroll your pet(s) in coverage 

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Visit any vet, anywhere 

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Submit your claim

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Get reimbursed for eligible expenses

Your dog’s energy levels suddenly drop and he stops eating.

Thank goodness for your pet insurance

After visiting the vet, you learn he has a stomach blockage and needs surgery. The surgery is successful, and after submitting a claim, you’re reimbursed up to 90% for the eligible bills associated with the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Who is the provider?

    Pets Best

     

    Built upon a legacy of innovation, Pets Best focuses on putting customers first by offering flexible coverage, easy claims process, and excellent customer service. Pets Best is highly rated by independent review sites and is recommended by veterinarians across the nation.

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  • Who in my family can use this program?

    While the program is only available for you to sign up through Iron Mountain, you can get quotes for all of your dogs and cats.  
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  • How much does this coverage cost?

    Thanks to Iron Mountain’s group rates, you’ll pay less for this coverage than you would for individual coverage you’d find on your own. 2 Monthly costs for new enrollments depend on your pet’s breed and age, the type of coverage selected, and your ZIP code.
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  • What if my employment status changes?

    Good news! If you leave or retire from Iron Mountain, you can continue your coverage without interruption (subject to applicable law and the plan’s terms and conditions). Although payroll deduction will no longer be available, you can opt for other payment methods such as direct bank account deduction, credit card billing or home billing. Higher rates may apply. 
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  • Are there other benefits included with this plan?

    Vet Direct Pay

    As an optional claims reimbursement feature that's available with all Pets Best plans, you can have them pay your vet directly for any claim reimbursement amount reimbursement amount (with veterinarian approval). 

     

    24/7 Pet Helpline

    Get answers to your pet health questions at any time of day by phone, live chat, and email. Veterinary experts are available to help educate and provide advice and decision support on everything from urgent care to behavioral questions.

     

    This service has no limits on usage during your policy term, so you'll always have access to veterinary experts as long as you are a customer.

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  • How do I file a claim? How does my veterinarian receive payment?

    File a claim in just 2 easy steps.

    • Pay your veterinarian directly at the time of treatment.
    • Submit your claim through the Pets Best mobile app, email, fax, or mail.

     

    Pets Best will process your claim and reimburse eligible expenses with a check or direct deposit. Pets Best can also reimburse your vet directly if the veterinarian allows and signs the Pets Best Vet Reimbursement Release Form.

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  • What if my pet currently has an illness?

    Any illness or injury your pet had before your coverage started is called a pre-existing condition. While no pet insurer covers pre-existing conditions, getting coverage for your pet now will cover most future accidents and illnesses should something happen.

     

    Pets Best also offers accident-only coverage for pets with severe chronic conditions and wellness coverage to help manage the cost of routine care for your pet.

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  • Can my coverage be canceled because of how many claims I make or how old my pet gets?

    No. As long as you keep your policy continually in force (don’t let it lapse or expire), your pet cannot be dropped or your insurance canceled for any reason – including a pet’s age or the number of claims you make.
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  • Do I need to provide my pet’s medical records to get this coverage?

    Medical records are not required during the enrollment process, but may be required during the claims process.  
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  • When would my coverage start?

    The policy is effective the first of the following month. A waiting period refers to the amount of time after enrolling before your pet is eligible for coverage. Waiting periods vary by the type of coverage and start on the effective date of your policy. Once met, waiting periods are waived for continuous, uninterrupted policy renewals. Pets Best offers some of the shortest waiting periods in the industry following the policy effective date. Get a quote for specific information on waiting periods in your state.3

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  • Legal Disclaimers

    Iron Mountain offers Mountaineers the opportunity to receive pet insurance with discounted premiums and convenient payroll deductions through Pets Best. Participation in the Pets Best program is completely voluntary and can be cancelled at any time. Pets Best has partnered with CareCredit as one option for financing of out-of-pocket veterinary expenses. Iron Mountain is not associated with CareCredit, and the Company does not endorse or recommend the use of CareCredit. Carefully consider all options available to you and select the most appropriate solution for your situation.

     

    1Select a plan that reimburses 70%, 80%, or 90% of the cost of eligible veterinary treatment. Limited to covered expenses.

     

    2Group discount not available in AK, HI, TN. Discounts apply to accident and illness plans, and all plans in WA state.

     

    3In most states. Please get a quote to see waiting periods for your pet.

     

    Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company, a New York insurance company headquartered at 6100 4th Ave. S. Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98108, or Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company located at 11333 N. Scottsdale Rd, Ste. 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (CA agency #0F37530) is a licensed insurance agency located at 10840 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products. Please refer to your declarations page to determine the underwriter for your policy. Terms and conditions apply. See your policy for details.

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