Holistic & Alternative Therapies: Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

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Holistic or alternative therapy are treatments that aren’t usually considered conventional, western medicine such as acupuncture, laser therapy, massage, hydrotherapy, chiropractic therapy and more. 

How Does This Affect You?

Veterinarians are now leaning toward a twofold approach when it comes to treatments for dogs and cats. If there are alternative treatments that work better, or are more suited to your specific pet, they believe in utilizing those types of treatments. For example, acupuncture is becoming increasingly used to help manage the pain for issues like disc disease, arthritis, cancer and trauma.

Where Does MetLife Pet Insurance1 Stand?

MetLife Pet Insurance can potentially provide reimbursement for holistic or alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, laser therapy, hydrotherapy, chiropractic care and more, as long as it is performed by a licensed veterinarian and is approved and covered by the policy.2

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Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances.

1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.

2 Provided all terms of the policy are met. Application is subject to underwriting review and approval. Like most insurance policies, insurance policies issued by IAIC and MetGen contain certain deductibles, co-insurance, exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force. For costs, complete details of coverage and exclusions, and a listing of approved states, please contact MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC.