What types of lifetime pet insurance can I get?
You can choose from two types of lifetime pet insurance:
- Annual limit per condition
- Condition limit
Annual limit per condition
If your lifetime pet insurance policy has an annual limit per condition, you’ll be able to claim a maximum amount for each condition your pet develops. For example, your policy could have a condition limit of £7,000. If your dog developed diabetes and the vet bills for the year came to £5,000, the cost would be covered by the policy. However, if the vet bills came to £7,500 for the year, you’d have to pay out the remaining £500. If you renew the cover at the end of the year, the limit would be reset.
The benefit of having an annual limit per condition is that if your pet is unfortunate enough to develop more than one condition, you can claim the maximum amount for the treatment of each condition.
Policies with a condition limit allow you to claim a set limit per condition for life. For example, if the lifetime limit is £50,000, you can claim up to £50,000 for each condition throughout your pet’s life, as long as you renew the policy every year.