Protectapet are the only Pet Healthcare Company that can offer you fixed premiums for life. This means that your premium remains the same throughout the lifetime of your pet, provided you keep the policy in force. The price you pay will never go up, regardless of the number of claims you make.
You can also take advantage of our easy payment plans that allows for monthly payments.
Insurance companies that provide pet insurance do not want to cover any breed of dog over the age of 8 or 9 because the risk of claims being made is very high. If they were to fix the premiums, they could not then increase your pet insurance renewal each year or indeed if you were to make a claim.
Protectapet healthcare plans have fixed premiums for life. They do not go up as your dog gets older or when you make a claim. It also means that you can save money over time as inflation and other criterias will create increases for Pet insurance companies. This is because insurance companies have shareholder and investor needs to meet, that may require higher profit margins. This is why their premiums will go up each year and Protectapet´s premiums will not!
A lifetime policy is designed to cover your pet for any chronic (a long-lasting condition, usually longer than a year) during the pet’s lifetime. Some pets might be refused for a pre-existing medical condition or when they reach a certain age and are considered expensive.
A lifetime insurance premium is to try and make you believe that the premiums are fixed. They are not. What they mean is that as your pet gets older the risk of them becoming ill increases dramatically, just like humans, and so they need to increase the cost of your pet insurance to cover that risk.
Yes, they do! that increase is applied each year at renewal, so by the time your pet is 7 years old or more, your premiums can and will likely be more than double or treble what you were paying when you first took out your policy.
Not with Protectapet! We offer fixed premiums for life so that your premium will never go up. All pet insurance companies set a base rate at the start of your policy, and every year as the pet ages, the base rate increases so your premiums will always go up. Most Insurance companies that offer a pet insurance policy rely on being able to increase your premiums each year to increase their profits.
A lifetime pet insurance policy can be very expensive unless it has a fixed premium for life. You are at risk of paying a much higher premium for repetitive cover each year.
If your pet does develop an ongoing condition that requires regular treatment, you will have no choice but to stay with that pet insurance provider, year after year, in order to benefit from this type of cover.
Some of the ¨lifetime¨ policies do have age conditions, will not cover any pre-existing conditions that your pet may have had previously, and you may find the cover to be very limiting.
Cover for ¨lifetime ¨pet insurance is high compared to other pet insurance policies. Once you reach the annual or per condition limit, you will have to pay for any remaining treatment yourself, which really defeats the object of ¨lifetime ¨pet cover. You will have to stay with the same pet insurance provider to get these benefits and that can get very expensive. The policy price for ¨lifetime¨ pet insurance is not fixed for future years and your premiums are virtually guaranteed to increase year on year as your pet gets older.
The only Pet Healthcare company offering fixed premiums for life, regardless of the age or breed of your pet is Protectapet. Remember, insurance companies offering pet insurance will also penalise and increase your starting premiums for any type of dog classified as dangerous, for those susceptible to common diseases or are more than a year old. From then on, your premiums will increase every year, even if you have not made a claim.
Yes! Protectapet will provide pet healthcare plans for any age of cat or dog over the age of 8 weeks, regardless of the breed and that applies to dangerous breeds too.
Insurance companies offering pet insurance will not cover cats or dogs over the age of 8 unless they have been insured with them for a period of 2-3 years prior to that age. Most pet insurance providers, particularly UK pet insurance companies will add an additional 20% excess when you claim, on top of their original fixed excess charge that they make on all claims. They like to make you believe that this helps them keep premiums affordable for older pets – by charging you more – we are still trying to work this one out.