Compared to our other pet insurance policies, the Accident + Illness policy is our most comprehensive plan. It insures anything that happens to your pet, whether it’s an accident or illness, pretty self-explanatory. Since this Prudent Pet plan is more expansive than the original Accident-Only plan, it’s also a little more expensive because of the enhanced coverage.

This pet insurance plan covers everything the Accident-Only plan covers, plus more. Unfortunately, illnesses and injuries are common in our pets, and we’re trying the best we can to protect them.

Follow along as we answer your most-asked questions regarding the Accident + Illness policy. If we didn’t answer your question here, give our Certified Veterinary Technicians a call at 888-820-7739.

What Does the Accident + Illness Plan Cover?

The Accident + Illness plan covers any accidents that occur outside of the 5 day waiting period or illnesses that occur outside of the 14-day waiting period. After your policy is purchased, your waiting period begins, where no pet insurance claims can be made.

There is no instant pet insurance coverage. The waiting period is mandatory; this is universal in all pet insurance plans for dogs and cats.

What’s Considered an Accident?

All of the situations listed below are considered accidents; they will all be covered by Prudent Pet.

  • Broken bones
  • Hit by a car
  • Sprains (soft tissue issues)
  • Wounds (cuts or lacerations)
  • Burn injuries (chemical or fire)
  • Foreign body ingestion (ate something that is not digestible)
  • Toxicity (poisonous substance is ingested)

This is not a full list of all insured accidents; these are just a few examples of the most common accidents we encounter. For a complete list, please visit our Sample Policy.

What is Considered an Illness?

All of the ailments listed below are considered illnesses and will be covered by Prudent Pet.

  • Allergies
  • Behavioral problem treatments
  • Growth or tumor removal
  • Cancer treatment
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Gastroenteritis

Once again, for a complete list, please visit our Sample Policy.

Does the Accident + Illness plan Cover Diagnostic Tests?

In short, yes, the Accident + Illness pet insurance plan insures diagnostic tests related to the accident or illness. If any X-rays, bloodwork, ultrasounds, or MRIs are needed, they will all be covered under your pet insurance policy.

Does the Accident + Illness Plan Cover Injury Treatment?

Yes, your pet insurance policy coverage will cover any injury treatment related to the accident or illness, other than heart or organ transplants. Please see the list below for the most common procedures we include for pets.

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Medications (prescription or OTC)
  • Hospitalization
  • Physical therapy
  • Alternative therapy (acupuncture or chiropractic)
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Lab exams
  • Consultations
  • Lab tests

Once again, this is not an exhaustive list of every injury treatment we insure. This list  represents the most common procedures that Prudent Pet covers. For a more expansive list, please see our Sample Policy.

Is the Deductible Annual or per Condition?

Prudent Pet’s deductible is annual and will continue to be used until the full amount has been satisfied. It will be applied to any acceptable condition, and you will be reimbursed once you have reached your deductible. The reimbursement percentage will be based on the percentage you chose when first obtaining a policy.

Can I Use this Pet Insurance Plan at Any Vet?

Yes. All of our dog insurance policies and cat insurance policies can be used at any licensed veterinarian in the country.

Have more questions? Need more answers? Explore our FAQs or chat with an agent.

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