Compare Trupanion Pet Insurance vs. Lemonade

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Trupanion pet insurance vs. Lemonade Comparison

Both Lemonade and Trupanion pet insurance plans include coverage for vet bills related to accidents and illnesses, but it’s important to understand the differences so you can find the perfect fit for you and your furry companion. 

Lemonade Pet offers more customizable policies, deductibles and co-insurance options made with pet parents’ budgets in mind, and extra opportunities for discounts—like for covering multiple pets, and for bundling more than one Lemonade insurance product.

Let’s get into the nitty gritty of how Trupanion stacks up to Lemonade Pet.

Lemonade pet insuranceTrupanion pet insurance
Customizable coverageYesNo
Preventative care packagesYesNo
Tailored coverage options for puppies and kittensYesNo
Vet visit coverageAdd-on available No
Co-insurance options (aka reimbursement rate)70%, 80%, or 90% of eligible vet bills90% of eligible vet bills
Annual coverage limit$5,000 to $100,000No limits
Deductible typeAnnual deductible Per-condition deductible over lifetime
Deductible options$100, $250, $500 annual deductible$0 to $1,000 lifetime deductible – per condition
Discount for bundling multiple insurance products (ie. pet, renters, homeowners, car)YesNo
Multi-pet discountYesNo
Annual payment discountYesNo
Complimentary telehealth servicesYesNo
App store rating4.92.6
Availability of certain features may depend on purchasing additional add-ons or Preventative Care packages.

Trupanion doesn’t offer any coverage for preventative care. Lemonade Pet offers three preventative care package options, including one that’s specially tailored for puppies and kittens.

There’s a good chance you’re already paying more out-of-pocket for your furry family member’s routine care than the cost of one of Lemonade’s preventative care packages. 

Adding preventative care to your pet insurance policy could help with paying for things like annual wellness exams, fecal or internal parasite tests, vaccines, bloodwork, and flea/tick or heartworm medication. And for our puppy and kitten parents, we put together a special package that includes coverage for things like a spay/neuter procedure and microchipping. 

Trupanion doesn’t cover vet examination fees. Lemonade Pet offers optional coverage to help with the costs of vet examinations.

Some vets charge separately for performing a physical exam of your pet, which is often called a “vet visit fee” or “vet examination fee”. A base Lemonade policy could help cover the treatments your vet recommends for eligible accidents and illnesses, but not for the vet examination itself. 

Lemonade offers an optional vet visit fee add-on, so you’d be covered for the cost of the vet examination too for eligible medical conditions (subject to your base policy’s co-insurance and annual deductible). 

Lemonade Pet gives you the power to customize your policy’s co-insurance and annual deductible, to help protect both your furry friend and your wallet.

Lemonade lets you easily adjust your co-insurance and annual deductible when you’re building your pet insurance policy, which could help you lower your monthly premium. 

You can also head to our comprehensive guide first that breaks down what each of these terms means, and how they work, if you’re interested. 

Let’s dive into the details.


What is it? 

Co-insurance is the percentage of the total cost your insurance company will pay on every eligible claim, after you’ve exhausted your annual deductible. 

Your optimal co-insurance depends on how much you can afford to pay out-of-pocket if you file a claim, and how much you’re willing to pay for your insurance premiums. The higher your co-insurance percentage is, the less you pay in the event of you filing an eligible claim. But a higher co-insurance generally also means a higher premium. 

Lemonade gives you more control over your finances by letting you choose the right co-insurance percentage for you—70%, 80%, or 90%. Trupanion only offers 90% co-insurance. 

Annual deductible 

What is it? 

How much a pet owner agrees to pay each year before insurance reimbursement kicks in. 

With a Lemonade pet insurance policy, you have an annual deductible—which means you can exhaust that amount all in one big claim, or use it up over multiple claims throughout the course of a year. Once you have paid your annual deductible for the year, you don’t have to pay it again until your renewal. 

Lemonade offers annual deductibles of $100, $250, or $500—plus you have the option to change it within the first 14 days after purchasing your policy, and once a year at your policy renewal, subject to approval by Underwriting. Trupanion has a lifetime per condition deductible that can range from $0 to $1,000.

It can be more cost-effective to have an annual deductible, because with a per-condition deductible, you have to pay a separate deductible for each new condition. Imagine your Yorkshire Terrier “Terrence” has an unlucky year with an unexpected ear infection, sprained paw, and skin allergy. With a Lemonade policy, all of those conditions could apply towards the same annual deductible, so you could see reimbursement much quicker—not three separate deductibles like you would with a Trupanion policy, which could leave you paying more out-of-pocket, especially in the first years of your policy.

But if Terrence is prone to bladder stones and will require ongoing treatment for the same condition throughout their life, a per-condition deductible could help relieve the financial burden of their continued care (granted it’s not a pre-existing condition).

And don’t forget: While a $0 deductible may seem appealing from the outset, you might wind up with a higher monthly premium. It’s important to balance your deductible with the premium cost to ensure it aligns with your budget.

Lemonade Pet offers loads of discounts to help pet parents save, Trupanion doesn’t.

At Lemonade Pet we understand that every penny counts. That’s why we offer discounts that could make managing your pet care expenses more manageable, including:

  • Annual payment discount: If you pay for your policy on an annual basis instead of monthly
  • Multi-pet discount: If you have a Lemonade policy for more than one cat or dog
  • Bundle discount: If you have other Lemonade policies, like renters, homeowners, or car insurance

Trupanion does not include any discounts in their pricing model, aside from occasional online promotional offers.

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Tips for comparing pet insurance plans

Finding the right pet insurance for you and your fur fam depends a lot on your priorities, whether that’s finding the most comprehensive coverage, the cheapest rates, a hassle-free digital experience, and so much more. 

Let’s swing through some of the main factors that might be important to you when choosing a pet insurance provider, and some questions to consider for each.

Coverage options

Base pet insurance plans typically cover the treatment of eligible accidents and illnesses. Check the specifics of what’s covered under a base policy, the waiting periods for certain conditions, and exclusions. Also look for how customizable the policy is and what optional coverages are offered—like preventative care, and add-ons.

Balance between cost and coverage

The scope of what’s included in the price of a base pet insurance plan can vary widely among providers, and might require a more intricate comparison. Carefully examine the premiums, deductibles, and co-insurance offered by each provider, then compare it to the range of healthcare services covered, and what you might end up needing to pay if you file a claim. 

Discounts and perks

Who doesn’t love saving some greens, or making life as a pet parent a tad simpler? Some pet insurance providers—including Lemonade—offer discounts for things like insuring multiple pets and bundling policies, as well as extra perks, like access to Chewy’s Connect with a Vet service. 

Option to bundle

Some providers only offer pet insurance plans, while others can cover all the things you care about in one place—like your stuff, your car, and your pets. For example, when you bundle more than one Lemonade policy such as renters, homeowners, car, or pet insurance, you could be eligible for a discount on each policy, on top of enjoying the ease of managing all of your policies, and filing any claims, in one place (we’re talking about the Lemonade app).

Seamless experience

From building a quote, to managing your policy, to filing a claim—remember that insurance doesn’t need to be a hassle. Some insurance companies—including Lemonade—built their platforms with user-friendliness in mind, ensuring that each step is straightforward and stress-free for pet parents.

Customer reviews

Getting the inside scoop from the pet parent community about their experiences with their pet insurance provider can help you make a more informed choice. Websites like Consumer Reports, Better Business Bureau (BBB), NerdWallet are reputable sources for customer reviews and rankings of pet insurance companies. (Did we mention that the Lemonade app has a 4.9 star rating on the App Store?)

Social impact

Choosing a pet insurance that vibes with your values is the cherry on top of an awesome policy sundae. Some providers support causes you care about such as animal rescue shelters and animal rights organizations—like the Lemonade Giveback, which helps support organizations like SPCA International and The Humane Society.

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For the full terms of Lemonade pet Insurance policies visit Products and rates may vary and are subject to change. Discounts may vary and are subject to change. 

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