Lets do a pet insurance review!

Discussion of experiences with obtaining and claiming on Pet Insurance, how to select an insurer and what to look for in a policy
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SBW2009

Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by SBW2009 » 17 Apr 2010, 13:22

Following my thread the other day about pet insurance, i thought i would be a good idea to do a little question & ansswer thread to help new people and those who are going to change their pet insurance.

So could you answer the questions below!

1. Who are you with?
2. How long have you been with them?
3. Age & gender of your doodle
4. Cover level (budget, silver and gold / premier cover)
5. Have you claimed with them?
6. If so, how long was it being settled?
7. Where you happy?

Feel free to add other questions!

I'm hoping this will help people with their search!

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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by lucyeff » 17 Apr 2010, 17:43

SBW2009 wrote:Following my thread the other day about pet insurance, i thought i would be a good idea to do a little question & ansswer thread to help new people and those who are going to change their pet insurance.

So could you answer the questions below!

1. Who are you with?
2. How long have you been with them?
3. Age & gender of your doodle
4. Cover level (budget, silver and gold / premier cover)
5. Have you claimed with them?
6. If so, how long was it being settled?
7. Where you happy?

Feel free to add other questions!

I'm hoping this will help people with their search!
1. I'm with Greenbee
2. Since 14th April!
3. Our doodle is almost 4 and is a female miniature (long story - I will explain at some point those who know me! :? )
4. I took out premium level cover, £7k per year per illness, paying £185pa
5. No claim yet
6. n/a
7. The policy is very clear and the cover allows you to claim £7k per year for the same illness, which is not the norm, you usually only get a set amount per illness and then no more towards that illness even after 12 months. I'm happy with the service and info so far. They're part of John Lewis, and seem very professional indeed.

It's stopped me worrying! Even though we're now eating beans! LoL!

Hth, Lucy x

SBW2009

Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by SBW2009 » 17 Apr 2010, 17:52

Thanks Lucy
I hadn't heard about Greenbee - i'll have a look!

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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by mandilaing » 19 Apr 2010, 00:26

Lucy,

I'm confused, I thought you owned, or were owned by, Louie? Not a female miniature. Have I missed a post somewhere?
Mandi and Morello

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Post by Bid » 19 Apr 2010, 00:40

If you have good or bad comments re pet insurance, you can add a review here .... http://www.bestpetinsurancereview.co.uk ... -insurance
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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by bigpaws » 03 Nov 2010, 16:24

1. Who are you with?
2. How long have you been with them?
3. Age & gender of your doodle
4. Cover level (budget, silver and gold / premier cover)
5. Have you claimed with them?
6. If so, how long was it being settled?
7. Where you happy?

1. Marks and Spencers
2. 3 years 7 months years
3. 4 years old in feb
4. gold cover
5. Very happy never had any trouble claimed over 2 1/2 thousand pound. Payouts been quick once they have recieved claim. they will pay vets direct but my vet doesnt do this?
6. 4 working days from when they recieve claim ( usually wait 4 weeks this has been because vet takes that long to put claim in)
7. Very happy not the cheepest but lives up to what it says which is what i want. i couldnt afford big vets bills but manage my insurrance.

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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by Bid » 03 Nov 2010, 17:25

1. Who are you with? Petplan
2. How long have you been with them? 6 years
3. Age & gender of your doodle Daisy, female, 4, and Poppy , female, 3
4. Cover level (budget, silver and gold / premier cover) budget
5. Have you claimed with them?Yes - many times for Daisy
6. If so, how long was it being settled? about 6 weeks
7. Where you happy? Yes and no. It is very straightforward and our vets know what to do. I just take the form to the vets together with any receipts for treatment/meds I have got elsewhere, the vets fill in the form and send it off.

Where I have not been happy is that PP changed their policy regarding hydrotherapy after I had started claiming. THey no longer pay for Daisy to swim, but I can't switch to another provider as Daisy now has an existing condition. I think that to be fair they should have continued to pay for those already claiming. As it is I am stuck! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Just wanted to add that costwise, Poppy as a 3 year old crossbreed costs around £15 a month, and Barney as a 12 year old labrador pedigree was costing £28 a month.
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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by taffyjack » 03 Nov 2010, 23:53

1. Who are you with?
2. How long have you been with them?
3. Age & gender of your doodle
4. Cover level (budget, silver and gold / premier cover)
5. Have you claimed with them?
6. If so, how long was it being settled?
7. Where you happy?

1. Tesco
2. 2 and a half years
3. Olga's female, 2yrs 6months
4. Budget. Pays for condition up to 1 year or maximum £2500. £8 per month.
5. Yes, claim for £2,200 when she was 1 year old, hospitalized for tests with chronic vomiting.
6. payment received within 3 weeks.
7. was very happy with helpfulness of staff and prompt payment. Not so happy with premium for Paddy (x lab 11 years old), like Bid's Barney, premiums increased now to £28 per month. :shock: He's only ever been to the vet once in his whole life, bless him. One claim for vet bill £95, excess £60. paid out £35. Excessive premiums now due to him being an old timer they tell me.

Sue
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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by SBW2009 » 05 Nov 2010, 21:43

Thanks everyone, lets hope we get a few more reviews to help everyone out!

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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by Rosikus » 05 Nov 2010, 22:48

I'll do my best to answer these, but I don't know all the details. :)

1. Who are you with?
2. How long have you been with them?
3. Age & gender of your doodle
4. Cover level (budget, silver and gold / premier cover)
5. Have you claimed with them?
6. If so, how long was it being settled?
7. Where you happy?

1. MoreThan
2. Since we got Toby, so from August '08
3. 2 and a half and 1. Both male.
4. Not a clue but it's for up to £7,000 a year.
5. Yes.
6. Not sure but it was very quick.
7. Yes, it was quick and simple and they paid out without a question for a large amount when Toby swallowed a razor blade.

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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by SBW2009 » 05 Nov 2010, 22:53

Sounds a painful thing to swallow Rosie! Thanks for the review

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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by Rosikus » 05 Nov 2010, 23:07

Definitely an expensive thing to swallow! :roll:

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Re: Lets do a pet insurance review!

Post by willett » 06 Nov 2010, 17:09

SBW2009 wrote:Following my thread the other day about pet insurance, i thought i would be a good idea to do a little question & ansswer thread to help new people and those who are going to change their pet insurance.

So could you answer the questions below!

1. Who are you with? PP
2. How long have you been with them? 3yrs
3. Age & gender of your doodle 3yrs male
4. Cover level (budget, silver and gold / premier cover) budget
5. Have you claimed with them? yes 6wks ago harvey hat to steel plate and pins put in is leg
6. If so, how long was it being settled? 3wks 4000pounds
7. Where you happy? yes

Feel free to add other questions!

I'm hoping this will help people with their search!

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