What is an Annual Deductible?
An annual deductible is the amount of money you must pay out-of-pocket towards veterinary expenses before you can start getting reimbursed for veterinary costs from your pet insurance plan.
Some pet insurance basics: the lower your annual deductible is, the less you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket to begin getting reimbursed for eligible veterinary costs by your pet insurance provider.
How Annual Deductibles Work
An annual deductible is decided by which pet insurance plan you choose. For example, suppose you have an annual deductible of $500. In that case, you will need to pay $500 in veterinary costs out-of-pocket every year before you can begin getting reimbursed for veterinary costs by your pet insurance provider. Depending on your budget, a lower or higher annual deductible can work well in your favor based on how it affects your monthly premium or how much coverage you want for your pet.
- An annual deductible is the amount of money you must pay for veterinary services out-of-pocket before you’ll begin receiving reimbursement from your pet insurance provider for eligible expenses.
- A lower annual deductible means you’ll have to spend less out-of-pocket for veterinary care annually.
- Changing your annual deductible will change your monthly premium.