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foxy2279
24-01-2014, 11:23 AM
I have my rabbits insured with petplan. They are all under two years old and i have never claimed for any treatment for them.

Got my renewal through today and they have put it up by 40 a month :shock:. I don't understand it as have never claimed for treatment as there's only one with on going issues which are exempt as they were already known. Where did they pull this sum from? I am going to have to cancel as i can't afford to pay that much a month that's half my monthly allowance gone :evil: .

GrahamL
24-01-2014, 11:24 AM
Call them, it's likely a mistake, 40/mo is more than I paid for 2 over 2 months!

Which reminds me, I need to call and cancel Ginger's :(

Babsie
24-01-2014, 11:54 AM
My premiums shot up - think it is due to the age of my rabbits (certainly can't be because of claims, as I've never claimed on one of the policies). How old are your rabbits - and how many rabbits does the extra 40 cover? I considered cancelling, but I know rabbits can incur huge vet bills, so decided to carry on. Think I also have to pay a percentage of the vet bill, too, but need to check on that.

GrahamL
24-01-2014, 11:55 AM
My premium shot up - think it is due to the age of my rabbits (certainly can't be because of claims, as I've never claimed on one of the policies). How old are your rabbits - and how many rabbits does the extra 40 cover? I considered cancelling, but I know rabbits can incur huge vet bills, so decided to carry on. Think I also have to pay a percentage of the vet bill, too, but need to check on that.

50 excess here, Biscuit's 4 this year, Ginger would have been 4 this year - they were 10.60/mo each.

Ginger has had over 2000 claimed in the 3 years here and Biscuit about 300.

foxy2279
24-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Call them, it's likely a mistake, 40/mo is more than I paid for 2 over 2 months!

Which reminds me, I need to call and cancel Ginger's :(

Thank you i have rung them and they are looking into it. Sorry to have this remind you :love:


My premiums shot up - think it is due to the age of my rabbits (certainly can't be because of claims, as I've never claimed on one of the policies). How old are your rabbits - and how many rabbits does the extra 40 cover? I considered cancelling, but I know rabbits can incur huge vet bills, so decided to carry on. Think I also have to pay a percentage of the vet bill, too, but need to check on that.

I have four altogether. The boys are 2 in april. Belle is 2 sometimes in summer i think and Bramble is 2 in December. On the paperwork it says 20 a rabbit. Which seems extreme to me. Considering i have never claimed and all are healthy. I was paying 36 for all four which seemed fair.

Babsie
24-01-2014, 07:08 PM
Have now had chance to look at paperwork:

Bobby dob April 2007 - Excess has jumped from 80 to 110
Sable dob Nov 2007 - Excess has jumped from 65 to 95 (have never claimed)

Joint premium was 26 something and is now 30.20.

Can't decide whether I will continue at renewal time.

nessar
24-01-2014, 07:20 PM
Mine jumped up when I moved house. Excess went from 50 to 80 and premiums from about 9 each to 13 each. Approx prices, don't know the actual amounts. It wasn't the premiums that was the killer, it was the excess. Barney is 5 and I claim more than I spend on the insurance for him, so I didn't mind at all. Annabella is only 2 though and never ill, so I stopped her policy and just pay 14 for Barney now.

mini lop1
24-01-2014, 07:20 PM
40 seems an awful lot :shock:, it has to be a mistake, i'd phone and query it :?

mabels excess is something like 75pound so whenever she goes vets can never claim anything back but I can't complain as with sox they have been great and he is covered for life for his ongoing care

lauralittleninja
24-01-2014, 08:30 PM
I have my bunnies insured through helpucover. Each bun is 7.45 per month with a 45 excess .

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Bunny Buddy
24-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Have now had chance to look at paperwork:

Bobby dob April 2007 - Excess has jumped from 80 to 110
Sable dob Nov 2007 - Excess has jumped from 65 to 95 (have never claimed)

Joint premium was 26 something and is now 30.20.

Can't decide whether I will continue at renewal time.

Whoo that excess is looking scary:? My highest is 100 for a six year old. Frighteningly all but one my older bunnies 4 does around age 6 and a buck of 7 are insured with Pet Plan so that it likely to be what I'll be facing on renewal.

My only senior bunny insured with Pets at Home is Dinky and her premium didn't go up between 5 and 6 and has remained at about 80 with 75 excess.

I don't think I'd have the courage to not have insurance but must admit to being tempted as I see the premiums/excess rise.... then I remember Esme cost 500 for one stasis episode which could happen at any time



I have my rabbits insured with petplan. They are all under two years old and i have never claimed for any treatment for them.

Got my renewal through today and they have put it up by 40 a month :shock:. I don't understand it as have never claimed for treatment as there's only one with on going issues which are exempt as they were already known. Where did they pull this sum from? I am going to have to cancel as i can't afford to pay that much a month that's half my monthly allowance gone :evil: .

Though a lot of us have experienced premium rises this is outrageous! I really hope it's a mistake, a small rise is one thing but that's very steep! Even more shocking with the age of the rabbits in question.

smudgiebun
25-01-2014, 10:14 AM
Hmm this is actually an interesting thread. Our Petplan excess used to be 50 and this past year or so it's jumped up to 75. I thought it was just general increases with Petplan overall, not by policy basis.

We have claimed, yes, but so has Graham yet his excess is only 45. Are you with Petplan Graham?! If so then I really don't understand :lol:

That 40 increase does sound ridiculous though, we only pay 11ish per rabbit a month.