Choosing Pet Insurance with Choosi
What is Pet Insurance?
Pet insurance is insurance that can cover the vet bills for your pet. By taking out a pet insurance policy for your cat or dog, you're ensuring that you can afford to give them the medical care and attention they need for illness, injury or routine care.
How does pet insurance work?
Pet insurance can be taken out for dogs or cats from eight weeks old to cover medical treatment by any vet licensed to practice in Australia.
You can choose either accident only pet insurance, which is more affordable, or accident and illness pet insurance, which covers more but has an upper age limit of nine years when applying for the insurance.
Depending on what policy you select, your pet cover policy could cover additional care, like Emergency Boarding and Essential Euthanasia. However as an optional extra, you can add Routine Care as part of your pet insurance policy, which can help cover the cost of vaccinations, health checks, worming treatments and more.
You should check your pet cover product disclosure statement for specific waiting periods and exclusions.
What are the benefits of pet insurance?
Depending on the level of pet cover you choose, you could claim up to 80% of eligible vet bills up to $12,000 per year. And once your pet is insured, your pet cover is guaranteed to be renewed throughout your pet's life as long as there is no break in cover.