International Insurance Group offers new Pet Insurance Package
One of the largest UK insurers, Aviva, has launched a new three tier pet insurance scheme which will offer three layers of protection for pet owners seeking to obtain cover for their animal.
The three levels of cover echoes similar insurance policies from other providers, with the levels split into Silver, Gold and Platinum, with the range of choice meaning that more pet owners will be able to find the insurance policy that suits their needs.
All of the covers will come with various support help lines, with services ranging from legal advice, healthcare whilst out of the home and counselling. On top of these, Aviva is also offering access to a pet minder service.
The first level, the Silver policy, covers various situations such as protection when travelling overseas in scenarios such as holidays, problems with behaviour, burial & cremation costs, third party liability and of course veterinary fee (up to £1,500).
Those opting for Gold cover will receive the policies offered by Silver (with veterinary fees of up to £3,500). In addition they also receive cover for pets that have been stolen or gone astray – offering to cover costs of recovering the pets, including advertising and reward money, fees incurred by placing the pet in a kennel, the death of the animal through an accident or illness, and pet illness-related holiday cancellation up to £1,000.
In addition to both of these levels of cover, Aviva also offers its Platinum level of cover, which is its premium Pet Insurance policy. Those with such a policy will receive the cover outlined above with veterinary fees covered up to £6,500 and pet illness-related holiday cancellation covered up to £2,000.
The Marketing and Product Manager of Aviva, Wayne Ewing, commented on the new policy: “Veterinary bills can run into hundreds of pounds and given the current economic climate no one wants to face a large unexpected bill. Having pet insurance gives you peace of mind so that you know that you – and your pet – are protected.
“Aviva’s pet insurance policy, offers three different levels of cover – Silver, Gold and Platinum to enable you to choose the level of insurance cover that is right for your pet and your purse.”
Pet Insurance is advised for all pet owners who would otherwise be left out of pocket or unable to cover veterinary costs in the event of an emergency.
Sources: VIPloan.co.uk and Aviva Press Release