Claiming for treatment costs
We ask that treatment is paid for at the time in the majority of cases. We will then submit a claim to your insurance company asking them to pay you back. Our insurance administrator will fill out your claim form free of charge and send it electronically where possible. Electronic submission enables your claim to be processed more quickly. Not all insurance companies offer this option so it’s a good question to ask when looking for cover.
We may be able to offer the option of doing a direct claim in certain circumstances. This means we will claim the costs of treatment directly from the insurance company. Direct claims incur a nominal administration charge to offset some of the costs of offering the service. However, unfortunately this charge can not be claimed back from your insurance company.
If you would like us to do a direct claim please discuss this with the vet who is looking after your pet. You would need to fill in some paperwork and you will be asked to pay a deposit at the time of treatment. The deposit goes towards covering the excess and anything else your insurance company might deduct. If you are in credit with us once the claim is settled we will return the balance to you. If your excess and other deductions exceed the deposit we will contact you for the balance. You will remain liable in full in the event that your insurance company declines the claim, and we would ask for prompt payment.
If you are unsure whether or not treatment will be covered, we may be able to do a pre-authorisation. Some insurance companies will give you confirmation on cover before you commit to treatment. However, pre-authorisations are not always appropriate in cases where urgent treatment is required due to the delay in receiving an answer.
In summary, pet insurance is an invaluable essential and we endeavour to make claiming back the costs of your pet’s treatment as hassle and stress free as possible.