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When Is National Pet Insurance Month 2023? Facts & FAQ

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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National Pet Insurance Month falls in September every year. Pet insurance helps cover both routine and unexpected vet bills that can come up, giving you a huge peace of mind and ensuring your pet gets the care they need no matter how much it costs.

Things to Know About Pet Insurance

National Pet Insurance Month falls in September of every year, but National Pet Insurance Month is all about raising awareness about the benefits of having pet insurance. With that in mind, we’ve highlighted all sorts of facts and benefits of pet insurance for you below.

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Most Pets Don’t Have Insurance

While there are about 179 million pets in the United States, only about 1.5 million have pet insurance. This means the vast majority of pets in the United States don’t have pet insurance. While the number of insured pets in the United States is on the rise, there are still many pets that need it, so National Pet Insurance Month isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!

Shop Around for Plans

Not all pet insurance is equal. There’s a difference in price and levels of coverage, and different plans actually cover different things. Because of this, you’ll want to shop around for different plans and go through all the fine print of each one. They come in at drastically different prices and coverage amounts, so it’s really up to you to find the plan that works best for your budget and your pet.

They Don’t Cover Pre-Existing Conditions

Just like how human health insurance plans don’t cover preexisting conditions, neither do pet insurance plans. This is why it’s so important to get your pet insurance sooner rather than later because once they develop a condition, pet insurance won’t cover it.

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Advantages of Pet Insurance

We highly recommend pet insurance for every pet out there, and we’re confident that once you check out these perks, you’ll think it’s a good idea too.

Added Peace of Mind

You never know when your pet is going to get sick or injured and incur a huge medical bill. That’s a huge weight that’s always looming, but when you have pet insurance it’s one more thing you don’t need to worry about.

Pet insurance guarantees your vet bills will only get so high, letting you live your life without the fear of your pet getting sick and giving you a huge medical bill.

Easy to Budget For

Not only does pet insurance help you if a big medical bill comes up, but it also lets you dedicate a set amount of money to your pet’s vet bills each month. Once you have enough put back for the deductible, you don’t have to worry about budgeting for the vet bills anymore, which is one less thing for you to worry about from month to month!

You Can Pick Your Vet

While some human health insurance plans make it challenging to go with the doctor you want, that’s not the case with pet insurance plans. Pet insurance plans work with a reimbursement method, letting you find the vet you want so your pet can get the best possible care.

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Final Thoughts

Now that you know a little more about the importance of pet insurance and when National Pet Insurance Month is, all that’s left is for you to spread awareness if your pets already have insurance, or start getting quotes for them if they don’t.

Get lots of quotes and always read the fine print, though. Otherwise, you might end up with a plan that doesn’t cover everything you think it does.

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