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Petplan Ultimate Covered for Life - Policy Details

Policy Type: Lifetime Cover

Vet Fees Cover Limit: £12,000 (in total for all conditions) per policy year

Maximum Age for New Policies: 7 years (dogs) 9 years (cats)

Key Points to Note

Disclaimer Notice: Whilst we have taken great care in ensuring the information below is accurate, we cannot be responsible for its accuracy and you must check all the details with the insurer before purchasing the policy. The details below relate to the current policy available from the insurer. Terms for existing policies you have may be different.

Excess and Contribution Rates

Vet Fees Benefits

Dental Costs:  For treatment required as a result of accident or illness.
Prescription Food:  Very limited cover.  Only pays prescription food fr treatment of bladder stones/urine crystals (40% for 6 months) or 5 days liquid hospital food.
Euthanasia: Not covered
Complementary Therapies:  Provides £2,000 complementary therapy cover in addition to vet fees limit excluding physiotherapy which is covered in the vet fees limit).  Hydrotherapy is limited to 10 sessions per injury or illness over a lifetime.
Behavioural Therapy: Covered.

Third Party Liability Cover

Third Party Liability: £3 million – No non-standard exclusions.

Additional Benefits

Death Benefit – Illnesses – Optional Pays purchase price of your pet (maximum £2,000).
Death Benefit – Accidents – Optional  Pays purchase price of your pet (maximum £2,000).
Theft & Straying Benefit  Pays purchase price of your pet (maximum £2,000).
Advertising & Reward £2,000 (Includes cost of extra accommodation if your pet goes missing abroad).
Boarding Fees £2,000 Pays the cost of a licensed boarding establishment or £5 per day towards the cost of someone looking after your pet.
Holiday cancellation £2,000 Covers cancellation/curtailment as a result of pet requiring immediate lifesaving treatment shortly before travel or whilst on holiday.  And curtailment as a result of pet going missing whilst away.

Travel Cover

Limitations: 90 days per policy year. Only covers trips to EU countries (which are members of the PET travel scheme).
Vets Fees Abroad. Included in overall vet fees limit
Quarantine Fees: £1,500   (Loss of documents cover also included in this limit)
Loss of Documents Cover  See quarantine fees
Emergency Expenses Abroad  Includes £500 “emergency repatriation cover” for if your pet needs to be returned to the UK as a result of illness. 

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