They offer 3 levels of cover for cats and dogs which cover up to 80% of eligible vet bills with a maximum of $12,000 cover each year.
What we like about Guardian Pet Insurance:
- 60%, 75% or 80% of cover. With 3 policies, you can choose if you want 60, 75 or 80% of eligible vet bills covered. The lower the benefit percentage, the cheaper your premiums will be. All pets are different, and some are more accident-prone than others. Greater choice makes it easier to find the right fit for your pet’s personality.
- Insures older pets. Guardian’s maximum entry age is 16 years old, which is higher than some other providers.
- Lifetime cover. If you insure your dog or cat with Guardian and continue to renew your pet’s policy, they will remain covered for life.
- Routine care. Routine care can be a rather pointless expense for many pet owners but if your pet needs regular check-ups, it’s possibly worth it. You can get routine care added on to your Guardian pet insurance policy.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Like most pet insurance policies, Guardian won’t cover pre-existing conditions. The best you can do is get cover for genetic ailments your pet is likely to develop as early as possible.
- Guardian pet insurance comes with an annual condition sub-limit of $2,000. If your vet bills exceed this amount, you’ll have to pay the rest out of pocket.
- You can’t get cover for dental care including dental treatments, diseases and fractures.
Gary Hunter is a writer specialising in insurance. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and has previously worked for Real Insurance as a content specialist.
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