National Seniors Insurance award-winning pet insurance

 

You may know the National Seniors Australia organisation as the leading lobbyer for the rights of older Australians, but what you may not know is that as well as their popular home, travel and car insurance, as of November 2018 they have been offering cover for your pet pooches and kitties.

In fact, our Mozo experts reviewed the National Seniors Australia Pet Insurance, plus TLC plan along with 27 other pet insurance providers’ plans in our inaugural Mozo Experts Choice Pet Insurance Awards and were pretty impressed with the policy. So much so that they decided to award it the Mozo Experts Choice Award for Exceptional Value Comprehensive Pet Insurance.

Mozo banking expert Peter Marshall said “National Seniors’ Pet Insurance + TLC plan works hard to cover the bases of pet care for a more affordable price.”

“We were impressed with the plan’s high benefit percentage (80%), annual benefit limit of $12,000 and routine care cover included in the TLC package.”

Our experts scrutinised multiple plans, Product Disclosure Statements and websites to determine which pet insurance providers were offering the best value for a solid level of cover. For our Exceptional Value Awards the experts only considered plans with at least $6,000 of annual cover and routine care, then compared them to see which would provide the best value to the most people.

About National Seniors Australia

National Seniors Australia has been working hard for the rights of older Australians since 1976. In the 40 plus years since its establishment, the organisation developed National Seniors Insurance; a range of insurance products designed to protect you and your loved ones now and in the future.

In November 2018 National Seniors decided to add pet insurance to their list of quality insurance products. With the release of their Pet Insurance + TLC plan, underwritten by RACQ Insurance (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland), National Seniors recognised just how much pets can enrich the lives of Australians, especially older Australians.

The minds behind this plan know just how beneficial your furry friend can be to your physical and mental health, not to mention the fact that they’re purrr-ty great listeners!

National Seniors Insurance’s award-winning Pet Insurance + TLC plan

The award-winning Pet Insurance + TLC plan from National Seniors Insurance provides cover for your feline friends and darling doggies. Key features include:

  • 80% of your vet bills covered with a substantial annual benefit limit of $12,000
  • Illness and injury cover (please note there is a 30 day waiting period for illnesses)
  • $1,000 annual cover for emergency boarding (this is to cover the cost of boarding your cat or dog at a licensed cattery or kennel, if you have a hospital stay of 5 or more consecutive days)
  • $100 annual routine care cover with the Tender Loving Care package, this includes teeth cleaning, desexing, vaccinations and health check ups (it should be noted that the TLC package is an addition to the pet insurance plan offered by National Seniors Insurance. The Pet Insurance + TLC package was deemed award-winning for its comprehensive cover and exceptional value)

You can sign your pet up for the National Seniors Insurance between the ages of just eight weeks old to nine years of age. Older pets can be covered too, just make sure they’re signed up to a plan before they turn nine. 

You will also be happy to hear that you can use any licensed vet in Australia, just make sure they are willing to provide a full medical history for your pet, as this is a must for this insurance plan.

As with all insurance plans, it is always best to read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and check the fine print before signing up to a plan. The PDS can be found on National Seniors’ website.

Mozo Experts Choice Awards, the fine print

For the Exceptional Value Comprehensive Pet Insurance Award we reviewed plans that offered accident and illness cover with routine care for the best price. You can read more about the criteria we used in our methodology report.

Plus, check out the full list of Mozo Expert Choice Pet Insurance Awards and winners.