Owning a pet can be an expensive business, especially if they ever need to see a vet. Compare Legal & General insurance policies now to see if they’re right for your cute companion.
Almost 50% of adults in the UK own a pet, and many find themselves facing large bills when their pet is ill or injured.
Legal & General has a number of pet insurance policies to cover you in the event your pet needs treatment. See how they compare below.
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What is Legal & General Insurance?
Legal & General is an insurance and asset management company founded in 1836. Along with investment and retirement products, it offers home, lifestyle, travel and pet insurance.
What are Legal & General’s pet insurance options?
Legal & General has a range of insurance policies to cover both cats and dogs. There are currently three levels of cover available:
Some of the features of this policy include the following:
- No time limit
- Vet fee limit of £2,500
The features of this type of policy include the following:
- Time limited
- Cover up to 12 months per condition
- Vet fee limit of £2,000 or £5,000
The features of a lifetime policy include the following:
- Lifetime cover (must be renewed each year)
- Covers ongoing conditions
- Vet fee limit of £2,000, £4,000 or £10,000 per year
What’s covered under my policy?
Legal & General pet insurance offers a range of cover options, which vary based on the type of policy you receive. There are also a range of cover limits for both the 12-month and lifetime insurance policies. The following cover limits apply to each policy:
|Benefit||Accident only||12 month £2,000||12 month £5,000||Lifetime £2,000||Lifetime £4,000||Lifetime £10,000|
|On-going conditions covered||x||x||x||✓||✓||✓|
|Theft or straying||x||£750||£1,000||£1,500||£2,000||£2,000|
|Advertising and reward||x||£250||£500||£750||£1,000||£1,000|
|Death from accident||£350||£750||£1,000||£1,500||£2,000||£2,000|
|Death from illness||x||£750||£1,000||£1,500||£2,000||£2,000|
|Overseas travel delay||Only in case of accident||Only in case of accident or illness||Only in case of accident or illness||Only in case of accident or illness||Only in case of accident or illness||Only in case of accident or illness|
|Pet holiday delay||£250||£250||£500||£750||£1,000||£1,000|
|Emergency repatriation abroad||x||£750||£1,000||£1,500||£2,000||£2,000|
|Third-party liability (dogs only)||£1 million||£1 million||£1 million||£1 million||£1 million||£1 million|
What other features does Legal & General pet insurance offer?
Legal & General also offers Find a Vet and Find a Pet Sitter services, although the cost of the sitter is not covered as part of your policy. There is also a bereavement helpline and legal advice line.
You can get kitten and puppy insurance for pets that are at least eight weeks old. Your insurance will not cover your pet’s pre-existing conditions and will only cover dental work that is the result of an accident.
If you have multiple pets, you’ll receive a 10% discount if you insure them under the same policy.
What is my excess?
The excess is the amount you will have to pay when you make an insurance claim.
The standard excess will be between £75 and £99, depending on your policy. This is paid for every incident you claim on an accident-only policy or paid once per condition, per year, on a 12-month or lifetime policy.
If your pet is more than five years old, you will also need to pay a 10% co-payment (after excess) on the remaining claim for vet fees, special diet, medicine or dentistry.
You will also need to pay a £250 excess for any third-party liability claim.
What is Legal & General’s claim process?
You can make a claim by completing a claim form on the Legal & General website or via phone. The form will need to be completed by both you and your vet and can then be emailed to email@example.com or by post to L&G Pet Claims, PO Box 1340, Peterborough PE2 2QB.
You will need to provide the following information in your claim:
- Policy number and other details
- Details of the claim
- Any additional information you feel could be useful