Pet insurance is designed to help pay vet bills in the event of an accident or illness. A trip to the vet can be expensive, so it makes sense to have a plan to cover any unexpected costs.
Australia has one of the highest levels of pet ownership in the world, making pets an important part of our lifestyle.
In this report, we show you the tricks and traps of pet insurance, and some of the best value pet insurance plans on offer. We also explain some of the basics so that you can understand the industry lingo, and we look at some other way to be financially responsible for your pet.
Please note: specific product details were current as of September 2011 and some details may have changed. However, this report is still a useful guide to today's market.
The following brands were included in our pet insurance comparison:
- 1300 Insurance Pet Protect
- Bow Wow Meow
- HCF Pet Insurance
- Medibank Pet Insurance
- Pet Insurance Australia
- Real Pet Insurance
- Woolworths Pet Insurance
What to expect
We provide full comparison tables of both accident-only and accident and illness policies so you can compare policy features side by side. We’ve also looked at ongoing premiums, policy features co-payments and excess amounts in a range of high and low cost scenarios to highlight products we believe deliver the most value.