MetLife has been selling life insurance since 1868, but moved into the pet insurance market in 2004 – and those 150+ years of experience really show. Its plans tick a lot of positive boxes, not least their flexibility and reliability, with plenty of adjustable financial options – including 50% to 100% reimbursement – and around eight out of 10 claims paid within 10 days.

It’s also an industry leader when it comes to waiting periods. Illnesses are a competitive 14 days, but accidents start at midnight on the day you take out your plan, which is as short a waiting period as you can hope to get.

MetLife has a heart, too, donating $500,000 to animal shelters in 2021. Other nice touches include discounts for members of the armed forces, first responders, and the staff and owners of animal care facilities.

FACT! MetLife as a whole has around 50,000 employees worldwide

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Jeffersonville, IN

Petted Review

We like the financial options with MetLife and the super short accident waiting period. The reward scheme and Family Plan are unique benefits, too, but note the lack of a telehealth service.
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