CarePlus by Chewy
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About CarePlus by Chewy
CarePlus is Chewy’s insurance and wellness brand. You can choose coverage for your pet for accidents and illnesses, preventive care, or both. Once you have a plan, you can use it with any licensed veterinarian in the U.S. Benefits of CarePlus include direct payments to vets, 100% cost coverage for prescriptions, no payout limits, live vet access and discounts for enrolling multiple pets. Chewy partners with Trupanion, which administers policies and manages claims.
Pros & Cons
- Direct payments to vets
- Most plans include unlimited lifetime coverage, with no caps
- Video and chat access to vet
- Multipet discount of 10%
- Up to 100% reimbursement for prescription products
- Chewy does not directly administer policy
CarePlus is Chewy’s insurance and wellness coverage brand. You can purchase coverage for accidents and illness, preventive care or both. Wellness coverage starts right away, but there is a waiting period of up to two weeks for illness coverage. You can cancel anytime and get a prorated refund. Chewy partners with Trupanion to offer plans.
What is CarePlus?
CarePlus by Chewy offers pet wellness plans and pet insurance for accidents and illnesses. At the time of publishing, prices start below $20 per month. Wellness plans cover annual checkups, vaccines and flea, tick and heartworm medication. Insurance plans cover care for accidents and emergency care, illnesses, chronic conditions, and prescription medication and supplements. Both plans give you access to telehealth services seven days a week from licensed vets.
Chewy offers CarePlus plans through Chewy Insurance Services, its insurance agency. American Pet Insurance Company (APIC) underwrites the plans, collects monthly premiums and pays claims, while Trupanion administers the policies and manages claims on APIC’s behalf.
How does CarePlus work?
You can purchase a CarePlus plan that covers preventive care, accidents and illnesses, or both. These plans feature optional direct payments to vets, no lifetime payout limits, up to 100% coverage for prescriptions and supplements purchased on Chewy.com and live access to vets via chat or video.
CarePlus lets you work with any licensed veterinarian in the U.S. If your vet is set up with CarePlus’s partner Trupanion, you only pay your portion of the invoice after your visit, and Trupanion handles the rest within minutes. Otherwise, you pay the invoice in full and file a claim through the member portal online or by mail to get reimbursed.
You can cancel a CarePlus plan at any time and receive a prorated refund (full refund within first 30 days if no claims have been paid). Customer care is available 24/7.
CarePlus offers two types of plans for your pet: wellness, which covers everyday health, and insurance for accidents and illnesses. You can purchase one type, or you can bundle them for full coverage.
Wellness plans come in two types: Wellness and Comprehensive. The Comprehensive plan has greater coverage amounts and includes $125 per year for flea and tick medication purchased through Chewy, plus free and unlimited video consults with a Chewy vet. Wellness plans have no waiting period and cover:
- Annual checkups
- Routine bloodwork
- Fecal tests
- Heartworm tests
- Flea, tick and heartworm medication
Insurance plan options include Accident Only, Essential Plus Accident & Illness and Complete Accident & Illness. These plans differ in what they cover and how much you pay for a vet visit after you pay an annual deductible of $250.
|Accident Only||Essential Plus Accident & Illness||Complete Accident & Illness|
|Percentage after deductible||20%||10%||10%|
|Vet exam fees|
|Advanced care treatments|
|RX & supplement coverage|
|Vet diet food|
|Waiting period for accidents||5 days||5 days||5 days|
|Waiting period for illnesses||N/A||14 days||14 days|
|Waiting period for cruciate ligament conditions||30 days||14 days||14 days|
Keep in mind that that Chewy CarePlus insurance doesn’t cover preexisting conditions, which include any injury or illnesses your pet has before enrollment or that develops before the waiting period ends.
CarePlus plans start at $20 or less per month. You can get a 10% multipet discount by enrolling two or more pets in a plan.
It’s easy to get a quote for CarePlus coverage online. You need to have an account with Chewy first. Then, you enter details about your pet, including whether it’s a dog or cat, the pet’s birthdate, breed and veterinarian information. Chewy then shows you available wellness and insurance plans, plan details and costs per month.
What does CarePlus cover?
CarePlus has both preventive care (wellness) and accident-and-illness plans. Wellness plans cover annual checkups, vaccines, lab tests and flea, tick and heartworm medication. Insurance plans for accidents and illnesses cover surgeries, X-rays, prescription medicine and supplements.
Does CarePlus have any discounts?
You can save 10% on your monthly premium by enrolling two or more pets.
Is there a waiting period with CarePlus?
Wellness plans have no waiting period. Accident and illness plans have wait periods that range from five to 30 days.
Where is CarePlus available?
CarePlus is available in 41 states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Is CarePlus by Chewy good insurance?
If you’re looking for preventive care coverage or accident and illness coverage for your dog or cat, it’s worth getting a quote for a CarePlus wellness or insuarance plan. We like the multiple benefits associated with plans, including direct payments to some vets and telehealth access to a vet seven days a week. Before signing up for coverage, be sure to read over the plan details carefully so you know what will be covered after your vet visit.
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This is not an insurance plan. It is, at best, a no interest loan. Bought the comprehensive plan for 4 dogs. They did pay out for covered expenses and it was easy to submit claims. However, when I inquired about cancellation you are not able to cancel you til you pay premiums that match what they paid to you. You cancel early and pay them back or keep paying the premiums until the amount paid equals pay out. Extremely deceptive and I asked all the right questions but was never told this. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! Just pay your vet bills as with these plans it is only pay now or pay later.
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