(PRWEB UK) 4 April 2012
Cheap.co.uk state their online pet insurance comparison service is up to the task of providing alternative options to those left without pet insurance after Halifax, Lloyds and Petguard all pulled their ‘cover for life’ products out of the market.
All three insurance providers offered what is known as ‘cover for life,’ meaning cover still applied even if an animal on the policy was diagnosed with a chronic condition but cover renewal was to be stopped after November 2011 as reported by The Independent (independent.co.uk/money/insurance/halifax-rebuked-over-pet-insurance-7594333.html) and Aol money (money.aol.co.uk/2012/03/28/compensation-payout-for-pet-insurance). This has left over 30,000 pet owners looking for alternative cover, and some owners who picked these particular policies out of pocket now having to cover their pets vet bills as other insurers don’t cover any pre-existing medical conditions.
The cheap.co.uk pet insurance comparison service allows site users to get quick and easy online quotes by answering just a short number of questions. A list of insurers and the policy types are then provided in price order with details on the cover provided, be it dog insurance, cat insurance or any other form of pet.
A spokesman on behalf of Cheap.co.uk commented: “This isn’t an ideal situation for a number of pet owners, many took out this type of cover specifically for the benefits of cover against long term illnesses and are now left having to cover vet bills and costs they thought their insurance would cover. For those who have been left without cover you can contact: ‘petalliancewatchdogs(at)dogstodaymagazine(dot)co(dot)uk’, the Pet Alliance Watchdogs will be taking action and looking to get compensation for those facing their lifetime cover being refused at the next renewal.”
“Whilst pet insurance policies will no longer provide cover for those pre-existing medical conditions by using the Cheap.co.uk pet insurance comparison service you will find some of the best prices around by comparing all the major insurers in one place, it’s a quick and easy service so you have nothing to lose.”