Pet Assure is not insurance; it's a discount plan. You pay a certain amount per month and take your pet to a participating veterinarian, and Pet Assure pays 25 percent of all charges, with no deductibles, exclusions or limitations. The pricing structure is simple: for $100 per year or $10 per month, you can enroll one dog or horse (or another large animal); for $60 per year or $6 per month you can enroll one cat, rodent, bird or reptile; and for $150 per year or $14 per month you can enroll four pets of any kind. Enrollment also entitles you to discounts at participating retailers, but major chains like PetSmart and Petco do not participate. The biggest negatives are that you are limited to using only participating veterinarians and that the plan will still leave you liable for most of the cost should your pet need expensive treatment. If you'd prefer insurance that will pay 80 percent or more of a major expense, experts recommend Petplan (*Est. $14 per month dogs, $9 per month cats).
Pet Assure is rated and reviewed by current customers at PetInsuranceReview.com. We also found editorial recommendations at CheapestPetInsuranceReviews.com and OrganicPetDigest.com.
Current and former customers give Pet Assure an average rating of about 7 out of 10 on this site. Most complaints are from people who are dissatisfied with the veterinarian they saw; some also complain that their vets stopped participating in Pet Assure because the company was slow to pay them. However, others are delighted with Pet Assure and appreciate the savings they've received.
Review: Reviews of Pet Assure, Contributors to PetInsuranceReview.com
Three short reviews here discuss three low-cost options for getting your pet covered in case of a health care emergency. Pet Assure is cited as the best discount plan.
Review: Pet Insurance Reviews, Editors of CheapestPetInsuranceReviews.com
This review discusses both traditional pet insurance plans and non-traditional programs such as Pet Assure. The editors write that there's much to like about Pet Assure, including the fact that it offers the lowest cost coverage with no restrictions, but add that vet visits will cost more than with other plans.
Review: Vet Pet Insurance Reviews, Editors of OrganicPetDigest.com