Petplan

Ranked

#5
5 of 18 insurers by customers

Petplan are a Pet Insurance specialist with 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 settle 90% of claims in 5 working days. Petplan support 1,000 animal welfare charities in the UK and have the Petplan Charitable Trust.

Reviews

2.2
  • 131 reviews
  • Excellent
    23% Complete
    23%
  • Very Good
    4% Complete
    4%
  • Average
    2% Complete
    2%
  • Poor
    10% Complete
    10%
  • Terrible
    62% Complete
    62%
Coverage

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.

Excess

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?

Yes.

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

Insurer: Petplan
By:
Anna
Posted: 16/01/2019

Recommended
by reviewer

5

My dog is insured with Petplan through pets at home and I use their vets for pets services. I've insured him for lifetime cover since he was a puppy so every year I get £4,000 to spend on vets bills. He has had an ongoing conditions since he was 3 (now 8)...

Breed

Labrador Mix

Species:
Dog
Insurer: Petplan
By:
Jane Loxton
Posted: 12/01/2019

Recommended
by reviewer

5

I have a Petplan Classic policy for my Jack Russell terrier and when I made a claim for help with teeth extractions, by my vet, the company gave a sizeable contribution towards the bill. At first the claim was denied, but I wrote to the company setting...

Breed

Jack Russell Terrier

Species:
Dog
Insurer: Petplan
By:
Donot want to say
Posted: 11/01/2019
1

Discussed! 😩😲
Again as another person has highlighted below I would score a zero if I could.

We are in the process of going to the media as well as a solicitor via CAB regarding issues we have had with petplan.

I have paid the highest price policy now...

Breed

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Species:
Dog