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Pet Insurance: Ratings of Sources

Total of 10 Sources
1. Canine Journal
July 15, 2013
Pet Insurance Comparison
by Amy B.
Our AssessmentThis selection of the best pet insurance providers looks at Petplan, Embrace, Purina Care, 24PetWatch, Healthy Paws, Pets Best, Trupanion and VPI. It also offers a handy buying guide and quote comparison chart for those unfamiliar with pet insurance. Rankings consider customer feedback, price, plan inclusions and exclusions. The reviews are thorough, offering pros and cons for each provider, but are minimally comparative.
2. TopConsumerReviews.com
Not dated
Pet Insurance
by Editors of TopConsumerReviews.com
Our AssessmentEditors compare and rank Embrace, Pets Best, Healthy Paws, Trupanion, VPI, Pet Assure, QuickCare and 24PetWatch. A short buying guide is included. Rankings are based on insurers' websites, plan inclusions and exclusions, price, customer service and companies' transparency about what isn't covered. Most reviews note both pros and cons but don't compare insurers, and the write-ups for the top plans are a bit overly positive.
Pet Insurance Reviews
by Frances Wilkerson
Our AssessmentWilkerson offers in-depth reviews of 11 pet insurers, including overviews of each company, summaries of plan inclusions and exclusions, descriptions of payout structures, and a list of "good points" and "gotchas." Write-ups are thorough but based only on the plans themselves; she doesn't consider customer experiences. It's also unclear how often the information is updated.
4. ConsumersAdvocate.org
Not dated
10 Best Pet Insurance of 2013
by Editors of ConsumersAdvocate.org
Our AssessmentEditors rank Healthy Paws, Petplan, Embrace, Trupanion, Pets Best, Pet First, ASPCA, VPI, Pet Partners (AKC) and 24PetWatch, listing highlights and drawbacks for each company as well as in-depth reviews. They summarize coverage, payout structures and fine print, and are quite balanced overall. Although editors note that rankings are based on customer reviews, BBB reports and other expert evaluations, they do allow sponsored links on the site.
5. PetInsuranceReview.com
As of August 2013
Current Customer Ratings
by Contributors to PetInsuranceReview.com
Our AssessmentThis site features reviews and ratings by pet owners who have insured their pets. Most posts are followed by comments from other readers, so there are plenty of first-person perspectives included. Based on average customer ratings, the top U.S. pet insurers are Healthy Paws, Petplan and Embrace; the lowest-ranked companies are Pet Partners (AKC) and 24PetWatch.
6. OrganicPetDigest.com
Not dated
Vet Pet Insurance Reviews
by Editors of Organic Pet Digest
Our AssessmentThis article separates policies into traditional and non-traditional plans. Pets Best and QuickCare are identified as the best traditional plans, with Pets Best given a slight edge for offering plans with no age restrictions and an easier-to-use website. Embrace gets the nod as the best non-traditional provider because of its customizable plan. Helpful features include a "deep dive" chart with policy details, but it's not clear how initial picks were made.
7. Veterinary Team Brief
Not dated
All-in-One Guide: Help Clients Ferret Out the Best Pet Insurance
by Meg Nash
Our AssessmentNash highlights findings from the eBook "Pet Insurance Buyer's Guide," which reviews pet insurers based on coverage, price, deductibles, co-pays, exclusions, annual caps, policy limits, reimbursements, rate increases and company reputation. She includes data on 10 major companies, but write-ups are fairly short. A link directs readers to Amazon.com, where the book can be purchased for 99 cents.
8. PetInsuranceRatings.com
As of August 2013
Company Ratings
by Contributors to PetInsuranceRatings.com
Our AssessmentCustomers rate 11 major pet insurers for overall experience, customer service, price and coverage. These data provide a helpful general overview, but most companies are rated highly and the site doesn't provide individual evaluations. Top-scoring providers are Embrace, Healthy Paws, Pets Best, Petplan and ASPCA; the lowest are Pet Partners (AKC), VPI and 24PetWatch.
9. Yelp.com
As of August 2013
Locations
by Contributors to Yelp.com
Our AssessmentYelp.com is a good source of customer reviews of pet insurance. Pet owners rate companies on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, and most provide in-depth feedback. However, the majority tend to be either extremely positive or negative, and it can be hard to find evaluations of specific companies without using Google, since the site compiles them in the city where the insurer is based.
10. Amazon.com
As of August 2013
Embrace Pet Insurance
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentMore than 20 customers post reviews of Embrace pet insurance at Amazon.com, but the site doesn't appear to have much feedback on other companies. Pet owners give Embrace 3.7 stars out of 5 and many share detailed comments. However, a lot of them tend to be either extremely positive or negative.

Pet Insurance Runners Up:

Embrace $7-$86 per month

3 picks including: Amazon.com, PetInsuranceReview.com…

Pets Best $7-$38 per month

2 picks including: Yelp.com, PetInsuranceReview.com…

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