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2nd May 2007

Petplan's benefits just got bigger!

Petplan, the UK’s largest pet insurance provider, has changed its policies to reflect the continuing changes within the veterinary community.

In 2006 Petplan introduced its Complementary Therapy benefit on its policies. This offers up to £750 per year for treatments such as behavioural, hydrotherapy and acupuncture.

Following discussion with vets from across the country, Petplan decided that the £750 limit did not meet the needs of practices. With this in mind, Petplan reviewed the Terms and Conditions and have changed the products to better reflect the treatments available in practice.

From April 1 2007, Petplan’s Covered For Life® products now offers the veterinary fees benefit for behavioural treatment and physiotherapy when it is administered by the vet. This means that with Petplan’s Budget Plan for example, treatment for a condition including behavioural treatment and physiotherapy has a maximum benefit of £4,000. Existing Petplan customers will see this change in their policy renewals.

Petplan has also made changes to the cover notes and vouchers issued by vets including increases to the benefit levels. Further details have been sent to all practices detailing the changes made.

Suzanne Murray, Veterinary Channel Brand Manager for Petplan says: “We have changed our products so that vets are able to continue to provide behavioural treatment and physiotherapy in practice. Petplan is committed to providing the best cover possible and we realised that these elements of complementary treatment were important to vets.

“At the same time we have altered all the materials we provide to practices to make it easier to offer insurance.”

For more information about the changes to Petplan’s cover notes call the exclusive Petplan Vetline team on 0330 102 1606.