Last year I found a lump in the leg and cheek of my 11 year old lab mix, Lily. Lily is very special to me. I rescued her as a puppy when I graduated high school and she continued to be my companion in college when I was attending Central Michigan University for my undergraduate degree in Mt. Pleasant. We’ve run and walked hundreds of miles together and have lived in so many different places. She was the one rock in my life while going through some tumultuous transitions in undergraduate and graduate school.
I signed Lily up for pet insurance through Nationwide a few years prior. I knew as she aged her risk factors for different illnesses increased so I wanted to make sure she was covered under a comprehensive plan before we found ourselves in any unfortunate circumstances. I thought Nationwide’s monthly premiums were really affordable for what was covered, all I had to do was cut down on my weekly Starbucks habit and Lily could have insurance. I remember when I found the lumps I was very nervous to talk to my vet. I was informed I could decide to get a sample of the lump biopsied, have them completely removed or do nothing about them. The best decision she felt was to remove them completely because even if they are biopsied and her lumps came back benign, there is a potential they could still turn out to be cancerous. My vet understood that many families are under strict budgets when it comes to their pet’s healthcare so she was supportive of whatever direction I decided.
After looking at pricing for the full removal procedure I knew that with pet insurance I could afford to remove the lumps completely. The total procedure cost $1052.34 and Nationwide reimbursed me $950.11. I ended up only paying $102.23 out of pocket. Nationwide sent the reimbursement to my bank account within 48 hours of submitting the receipt from my vet online. This allowed me to have peace of mind knowing I prepared ahead of time for a circumstance like this. I was able to focus on helping Lily heal instead of worrying about the financial cost of the surgery. This is a great perk for pet owners at DENSO and shows DENSO takes a holistic approach to associate wellness by including their pets.
Four months after Lily’s surgery and she was back to her normal self. I took her on a three day backpacking trip in northern Michigan, she even carried her food in her own pack! – Sarah Fox, associate relations specialist in Human Resources
How You Can Get Pet Insurance
Preferred pricing for Nationwide Pet Insurance is available to all DENSO associates in the U.S.
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