Award-Winning Pet Insurance in South Carolina for Dogs & Cats 

Five Minutes
Jun 16, 2023

Do you spend weekends exploring the Blue Ridge trails with your pooch? Or maybe you prefer enjoying warm summer nights on the porch with your kitty? No matter which lifestyle you fall into, you and your furry family deserve the best pet insurance in South Carolina.

MetLife Pet’s award-winning1 pet insurance plans are designed to help you keep your pets healthy and happy without breaking the bank. Keep reading to find out how.

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Why Pet Insurance May Be a Good Idea if You Live in SC

South Carolina may be known for its southern hospitality and relaxed pace. But it’s not all sea breeze and BBQ. Tropical cyclones and hurricanes threaten the Palmetto State each year. And those who enjoy exploring the great outdoors with their furry companions risk exposure to poisonous plants, like water hemlock, and disease-spreading ticks.

Unexpected vet bills can be a serious financial burden, especially with emergency visits costing hundreds to thousands of dollars. Pet insurance can reimburse you for some or all of the covered costs, which may make pet insurance worth the investment for many pet parents.

Why Choose a MetLife Pet Insurance Policy?

MetLife Pet won "Pet Insurance of the Year" in the 2023 Pet Independent Innovation Awards, so it may be a good choice for pet parents living in South Carolina.

At MetLife Pet, we understand the stress that can come with a visit to the vet. That’s why we’ve designed our pet insurance plans with you and your furry family in mind. Here’s what you can typically expect with a policy from MetLife Pet:

  • Accidents and illness — Coverage for when the unexpected happens
  • Family plans — Up to three cats and dogs all on one insurance policy with a shared deductible2
  • Money back fast — Most claims are typically processed in 10 days or less
  • All breeds accepted — No exclusions based on breed, age, or sex
  • Choose your vet — All licensed U.S. vets and clinics are accepted

Learn more about how pet insurance works and keep reading for more coverage details.

MetLife Pet Insurance Is Available in South Carolina. See What’s Covered

No two pets are the same — including their health and wellness needs. That’s why MetLife Pet offers both dog insurance and cat insurance policies with a wide range of medical coverage. Your exact coverage will depend on your policy, but here are a few things we can typically cover:

  • Emergency surgery and care
  • Examinations and hospitalizations
  • Vet-prescribed medication
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Holistic therapy

How Much Is Pet Insurance in SC?

With MetLife Pet, coverage can be as low as $9 per month for one cat or $15 per month for one dog.3 The exact cost of pet insurance for you depends on some unique factors, such as where you’re located. Charleston residents — being in a larger metropolitan area — may have a higher premium than pet owners living in more rural areas, like Clarendon County.

Your pet’s species, breed, sex,4 and age can also impact your premium, as can the level of pet insurance coverage you choose. Ready to see how you could save? Get a personalized quote in just a few steps.

Pet Insurance Claims We Paid in South Carolina

There’s a lot more we could say about what makes MetLife Pet a great option. Here are a few examples of real-life policy members to give you an idea of how you might be able to save:5

  • Almost $675 paid — This helped pay for an exam after a Belgian malinois puppy in Greenville, SC, was poisoned from getting into an albuterol inhaler.
  • About $550 paid — This covered a 1-year-old, mixed breed pup’s gastroenteritis exam near North Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Over $175 paid — This covered the treatment for a 3-year-old Dalmation’s bee sting near Spartanburg, SC.

If You Live in South Carolina, Consider Insuring Your Pet

All pets deserve the best health care available. Whether you live in Charleston or Smyrna, consider investing in a MetLife Pet Insurance policy. Get started with a free quote today.

Help Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy

There is no substantive difference between a MetLife Pet Insurance policy in South Carolina and a MetLife Pet policy in another U.S. State.

**As with any insurance policy, coverage may vary. Review our coverage and exclusions.

1 “2023 Pet Insurance of the Year Award” Winners, Pet Independent Innovation Awards

2 Based on a March 2023 review of publicly available summary information about competitors’ offerings. Competitors did not furnish copies of their policies for review. If you have questions about a particular competitor's policy or coverage, please contact them or their representative directly.

3 Calculation based upon select plans and coverages. Actual rates may vary based on pet age, breed, location, deductible, reimbursement rate, and annual limits you choose.

4 For IAIC policies only

5 All claims paid amounts are based on MetLife internal claims data from October 2022. Story altered for illustrative purposes.

Coverage issued by Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, and Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 11333 N Scottsdale Rd, Ste 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85454. Coverage subject to restrictions, exclusions and limitations and application is subject to underwriting. See policy or contact MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC (“MetLife Pet”) for details. MetLife Pet is the policy administrator. It may operate under an alternate or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota) and MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois).

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