Mark Foster / Copywriter

Petplan Products – April Update

As well as the launch of our new Petplan identity this month and our new look materials, there are other changes that you need to be aware of.

Excesses are staying the same
We’re pleased to announce excesses are not increasing this time around despite inflation, with the exception of older cats and dogs after their 8th birthday, and rabbits and Select Breeds of dog after their 5th birthday.

Premiums are increasing in line with veterinary treatment inflation
With ever advancing technologies and developments in treatment, the average veterinary bill continues to rise. Petplan premiums have been increased in line with the inflation seen for veterinary treatments.

Complementary treatment
Annual Policies - Complementary treatment has now been separated from veterinary fee cover. This new section of cover provides up to £750 towards the cost of complementary treatment in each policy year. This section covers acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, chiropractic manipulation, hydrotherapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy and treatment for behavioural illnesses. The veterinary fees section will no longer cover any complementary treatment. The veterinary fees maximum benefit remains unchanged.

Cover Notes
- We no longer include complementary treatment with our free cover notes. This includes Immediate Veterinary Cover, Introducer Vet Vouchers, 4 Weeks Free Voucher Leaflets and the 4 Weeks Free cover on Easy App and InstantApp.

Inception age of cats is rising
Now cat owners can take out a new policy right up until their pet’s 10th birthday. This helps more of your clients gain insurance protection for their pets.

We’ll keep you abreast of other developments in the next issue of Vet Patter.