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Read customer reviews for Petplan Pet Insurance offering Lifetime cover and 12 month cover products designed to provide cover for as many conditions as possible. Petplan claim to pay out on 97% of all claims and that 90% of their policy holder renew each year. They can pay vets direct and claim to settle 90% of claims in 5 working days. Petplan support 1,000 animal welfare charities in the UK and have the Petplan Charitable Trust.


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Choose between Petplan's Covered for Life (lifetime Cover) policies and their Essential 12 month (Time Limited) cover policy. The Covered for Life policies cover any illness or condition for life, as long as your policy is renewed without a break in cover, and within your policy limits (Pay out limit options available of £12,000, £7,000 or £4,000 for Vet Fees. Other limits apply). The policies also cover for congenital, hereditary and behavioural conditions.

The Essential policy covers any illness or injury for a 12 month period or £3,000, whichever is reached first. After this time, the condition will no longer be covered.


Variable fixed excess for Lifetime cover plus a 20% co-pay introduced at a dog's 7th, or 10th birthday (breed dependent) and all cat's 10th birthday. Variable fixed excess for the Essential 12 month cover policy and 20% co-pay is introduced at the dog's 5th or 8th birthday (breed dependent) or a cat's 8th Birthday.

Age Limits

From 6 weeks old or 8 weeks old if sold by a licenced breeder.

Waiting Period

Injuries are covered immediately, Illness cover starts 14 days after policy inception. 

Additional Policy Information
Can they pay your vet direct?


Please note

Policies are subject to exclusions and conditions so please always consult the insurer's policy documents before you buy. 

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Company info

Petplan is the UK's No 1 pet insurer. They offer 3 levels of Covered for Life policy with varying Vet Fee limits and an Essential 12 month policy. They pay 97% of all claims and 90% of claims are paid within 5 working days. Petplan work closly with the veterinary profession and can pay your vet direct.

Petplan Pet Insurance Reviews

Insurer: Petplan
Susan Stone
Posted: 28/11/2023

Signed up to Pet Plan as my last dog passed away in 2022 with a tumour in her foot, and after several thousands of pounds she passed away but I knew she was old so I was at peace with this.
After getting another dog shortly after I decided to take out...


Mixed Breed

Insurer: Petplan
Rachel Hudson
Posted: 12/09/2023

We have paid insurance for eight years with no claims. This year our dog had a minor ear procedure and Petpaln paid 19p of the £250 claim. When we disputed this with Petplan they agreed this didn't seem right and said they would investigate and get back...