of Pet Insurance
are generally three types of Pet Insurance Policies available:
Life Long Pet Insurance
pet insurance is renewed every year and conditions which have
arisen since taking out the insurance will continue to be
covered. There are no exclusions placed on the insurance policy
once the animal insurance is in place. Life long insurance
may be divided into two parts:
that pays out a maximum amount every year for each condition
claimed for. Excess will normally be deducted once a year
for ongoing conditions and for each new condition claimed
Insurance which pays out a maximum amount each year for
all conditions claimed for.
the period claimed for spans two policy periods the excess
may normally be deducted for each period. Some companies increase
the premium and excess for older pets. The advantages are
that both short term and long term treatment are covered.
The disadvantages are that this type of insurance more expensive.
Condition Pet Insurance
pet insurance is renewed every year and the insurance policy
will normally pay out a maximum amount for each condition
and there is no time limit over which it can be claimed. The
insurance policy excess may be deducted each year for ongoing
conditions and new claims. If the time period claimed for
spans two policy periods the excess may be deducted for each
of these periods. Once the maximum amount has been claimed
that specific condition will be excluded from further insurance
cover. Some companies can increase the premium and excess
for older pets. The advantage of this type of insurance is
that it is less expensive than life long pet insurance and
should cover most short term and medium term illnesses. The
disadvantages are that you may run out of insurance cover
for expensive long term veterinary treatment.
type of pet insurance is renewed every year and annual insurance
cover can be divided into two categories:
insurance policy will cover a condition for twelve months
from the onset of that particular condition.
insurance policies may only cover the condition until the
insurance renewal date.
policy will pay out a maximum amount for each condition
claimed for and any excess is deducted for each condition
claimed for. If the period claimed for spans two policy
periods an excess may be deducted for each of these
periods. After twelve months any condition claimed for
in the previous year will be excluded from the insurance
cover. Once an insured pet reaches a certain age the
insurance premium may rise and the policy excess will
usually increase. The advantages of this type of pet
insurance as that it is less expensive cover against
accidents and short term illness. The disadvantages
are that medium term and long term health problems are
not covered. It is always worth remembering that any
pet health problems claimed for will be excluded if
you decide to upgrade your pet insurance cover.
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