Pet Insurance

A company in the Pacific Northwest covers more than 500,000 pets with medical insurance policies to support the expenses that occur throughout their lives. Trupanion processed more than 1 million veterinary invoices by the end of 2019.
Established nearly 20 years ago, the company processes about 80,000 claims per month and has paid almost $1 billion in veterinary costs.
“We wanted to redefine the North American pet insurance landscape, offering the product with the broadest coverage designed to be used by loving, responsible pet owners,” said Darryl Rawlings, founder and CEO of Trupanion. “It’s for this reason that we celebrate opportunities to help our members pay for their pet’s veterinary care if and when their pet becomes sick or injured – it is why we exist!”
According to the company, it offers 90 percent reimbursement, no limits or coverage restrictions and it’s offered for the life of the pet. Also, pet owners can access services from any veterinarian, anywhere.
“With Trupanion, pets have more access to the best care possible, members don’t have to wait weeks for reimbursement, and veterinarians can recommend what they believe is the best course of medical treatment,” said Steve Weinrauch, chief product officer and DVM. “It’s a win for the pet, the pet owner, and the veterinary hospital.”
Trupanion is the only provider of medical insurance for pets that has the capability to pay veterinary hospitals directly at the time of checkout, the company said in a press release from GlobeNewsWire. Exclusive hospital software has removed claim forms and eliminated the previous reimbursement model. Some hospitals get paid in fewer than five minutes.
“We have believed in medical insurance for pets and the value it adds to our clients for many years,” said Dr. Natalie Marks, medical director of Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago. “However, with the advent of Trupanion’s exclusive software, which integrated seamlessly into our practice management system, our hospital has provided not only an invaluable perk for clients who know their financial responsibility in minutes, but also improved job satisfaction for our client services team who see relieved and happier clients.”
Trupanion provides medical insurance for cats and dogs throughout the United States and Canada. It is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. and listed on NASDAQ under the symbol “TRUP.” For more information, visit