Far too often, pet parents are forced to dig deep into their savings to treat their four-legged friends. It’s our mission to make sure that doesn’t happen. At the same time, there are some instances when claims won’t qualify for coverage. We want our customers to be fully informed, and we don’t believe in burying important info in the fine print.
Nose-to-Tail Coverage for California's Dogs & Cats
California is the largest US state by population, so a lot of pet parents live there! In fact, 57% of households in the Golden State contain at least one furry family member. True to our name, ManyPets insures many pets in the California.
But veterinary care is very expensive in California. The average ManyPets insurance claim in California is $578 — the highest average of any state in the country. By comparison, the national average is $399 per claim, and Montana boasts our lowest state average at $238 per claim.
And these are just averages. Costs can balloon quickly when you factor in things like emergency care (which can cost well over $1,000 per visit), specialist care, and treatments or surgeries for major health conditions. Cancer can regularly cost over $10,000 to treat.
Pet insurance can be a lifesaver — literally. If your pet needs expensive treatment for an accident or illness, insurance may be the only tool that allows you to afford vet care.
ManyPets is here to help, in California and all around the country. Our insurance plan covers both accidents and illnesses with no annual or lifetime payout limits. We even offer an optional Wellness Plan that reimburses you for routine and preventative care.
How Does ManyPets Define Pre-Existing Conditions?
ManyPets defines a pre-existing condition as follows: "Any condition for which a veterinarian provided your pet medical advice, the pet received treatment for, or the pet displayed signs or symptoms consistent with the stated condition in the 18 months before the policy effective date or during the waiting period." To learn more, read our guide to guide to pre-existing conditions.
Pet insurance companies commonly exclude pre-existing conditions. However, ManyPets will no longer consider a condition to be pre-existing if your pet has been free of symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for 18 months (the sole exceptions being hip dysplasia and cruciate ligament conditions).
How Does Pet Insurance Work?
Once your pet's insurance policy is in full effect, you can take them to any licensed vet — including speciality practices or emergency clinics — for accidents and illnesses. Following your vet visit, all you have to do is submit your claim straight to ManyPets. This claim will include your invoice and, if it's your very first claim for this pet, the last 18th months of their medical history (or however much you have).
We’ll reimburse any qualified claims — minus any applicable deductible or co-pay amounts — via direct deposit into your bank account.
Keep in mind: We don't pay claims that result from any injury or illness that occurs within the first 15 days of your policy effective date — this is called your "waiting period." However, we may waive your waiting period if your pet was insured by another pet insurance company within 24 hours of purchasing your ManyPets policy.
To learn more, just read our full explainer on how pet insurance works.
Making Claims Couldn’t Be Easier
ManyPets makes claiming easy. You can submit your claims entirely through your online account: No mail, fax, or fuss. Simply upload your vet bill, and we’ll take care of the rest.
If it's your first time claiming with us, we’ll need the last 18 months of your pet’s medical records (or however much you have). But you’ll only need to do that the very first time you claim for that pet.
We process claims quickly and typically reimburse customers within 48 hours of approving a claim. We'll reimburse you via direct deposit to your bank account. If you have any questions, our Customer Support Team is available to answer any questions by phone or email.
Well, we certainly think pet insurance is worth it — and you can read this article to learn why.
The bottom line: Without insurance, veterinary care can eat away at your savings, or even be flat-out unattainable. This is especially true of acute medical conditions that require surgery or other costly treatments. For instance, hip surgeries in pets can cost as much as $4,000. Knee surgeries can cost as much as $5,000. A full round of cancer treatment can cost well over $10,000. And those are just a few examples.
Plus, vet prices are rapidly increasing. One reason for this is that veterinary health care is advancing by leaps and bounds, with an ever-growing number of specialty practices and advanced treatment techniques becoming available to pet parents. This leads to better care — but also higher costs.
Without pet insurance, you may be unable to afford certain treatments if your dog or cat becomes sick or injured. This can be especially true in states like California, where veterinary care can come at particularly high costs.
Pet insurance can quickly reimburse approved claims, putting money back in your bank account. And in some critical situations, it may be the only thing that lets you opt for life-saving treatment instead of euthanasia.
“Unfortunately, unexpected veterinary costs do pop up, and the last thing you want to worry about is money when your focus should be on helping your pet feel better.
Good pet insurance policies will pay for most treatment options that your veterinarian might recommend. Some insurance companies even offer wellness plans to reimburse you for preventive care! The peace of mind that pet insurance provides is truly priceless.”
The best value
ManyPets: Dedicated to Customer Care
ManyPets is dedicated to making pet insurance accessible to every pet owner. Peace of mind is what we do. We make things easy to understand, and reimburse you swiftly.
We also have the best customer support team in the business. In stark contrast to many other companies, the average customer wait time before speaking to a live customer support professional on the phone is less than 60 seconds! We know that taking care of an ailing pet is hard enough; we make things easier.
We’re humbled to know our customers see things the same way, giving us a 4.6/5 Trustpilot rating (as of March 2023). Independent industry reviewers have reached the same conclusions: Forbes rated us as the #1 US pet insurance provider for 2023!
Protect your pet: Get a quote today!
How Much Does Pet Insurance Cost In California?
In general, ManyPets puppy insurance starts from just $20 a month, and our kitten insurance starts at just $15 per month. On average, adult dog insurance will cost between $30-$40 per month with ManyPets. Adult cat insurance costs an average of $20-$25 per month.
These prices might range higher or lower depending on a number of factors, including the price of veterinary care in your location. Pet insurance premiums can sometimes run higher in California than in other parts of the country, since veterinary care in California is very pricey.
At the same time, keep in mind that pricing can also vary between different locations within the same state. All other factors being equal, a pet may have a lower insurance premium in a rural or suburban area (where vet prices might be lower) than they will in a big city (where vet prices are likely to be higher).
Location is just one factor in pricing. To learn more, read our explainer about how we determine pet insurance costs.
Does ManyPets Cover Dental?
Our insurance policy does indeed cover the costs of diagnosing and treating dental injuries or diseases.
Like other pet insurance companies, we don’t cover dental cleanings or over-the-counter dental products (like brushes and chews) under our standard insurance policy. However, you can be reimbursed for this type of routine and preventative dental care if you purchase our optional Wellness Plan.