It’s no secret that many of us consider our pets an important part of the family.
There for us through life’s ups and downs, our furry friends serve as our constant companions, exercise buddies, therapists and best friends. (In fact, many of us prefer spending time with them over our human friends and family…)
There are an estimated 12 million pet owners in Australia, with 85 per cent of them^ spending between $100 to $200 every month on their furry, feathered and scaly friends. While some of that can be attributed to spoiling our pets rotten with the best food, toys, beds and even clothes, there’s one purchase that’s just as important when it comes to showing our beloved companions love: insurance.
With 74 per cent† of female pet owners being the main carer of their family’s cat or dog, female-driven and purpose-built brand Stella Insurance has expanded their product offering with a new, “pawsome” pet insurance product.
Why do I need pet insurance?
Part of the reason we love our pets is the endless entertainment they provide us. Whether they’re digging in the backyard, running around the house or hiding among the curtains and cushions, they’re the attention-grabbing mischief-makers of the household.
Unfortunately, this playful behaviour can sometimes lead to misadventure, with our pets falling ill or getting themselves into tricky situations that can end in a vet bill of hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars.
Just like health insurance for humans, Stella Pet Insurance can help manage the costs of unanticipated trips to the vet. While not everything is covered, knowing there is help should the unexpected arise means you can focus less on the cost, and more on providing the cuddles and kisses needed to help your pet get back to their happy, healthy self.
Why choose Stella Pet Insurance—and what can be covered?
Stella Pet Insurance has been designed with simplicity in mind and has been built with the help of vets, so cover is easy to understand.
Policies are designed to cover a portion (70, 80 or 90 per cent), after annual excess, of the cost of necessary, vet-provided or vet-supervised treatment to cure an unexpected illness or injury, with up to $20,000 in annual benefits#.
Get cover for things like injuries from motor vehicle accidents, poisoning, allergic reactions, fractions and illnesses like cancer, arthritis, heart disease and skin conditions. Plus, there’s the option to add extra benefits, like alternative therapies, dental illness and behavioural problems, to your policy for even more cover#.
The tail-wag inducing details
Pet insurance is designed to make life better and less stressful for both you and your pet, and Stella Pet Insurance has included extra touches to make your dog’s tail wag or your cat purr.
Like the ability to nominate your preferred vet and veterinary hospital of choice, so your pet feels safe and comfortable while undergoing treatment. Or emergency pet boarding for up to 30 days if you find yourself unexpectedly hospitalised, and it is not reasonable for someone who lives with you to look after your pet#.
And there’s even a 24/7 pet health hotline so you can ask questions and get advice, no matter what time of the day.
Just like our pets are always there for us, insurance is a way to help ensure we can always be there for them and give them the care and treatment they need.
Think of it as the perfect way to love your perfect pet back.
Get cover for woman’s best friend now with Stella Insurance. Get a quick quote for your pet in minutes here.
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- Stella Pet Insurance is underwritten by Pacific International Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 83 169 311 193) and distributed by Knose Financial Services Pty Ltd (ABN 38 620 795 735, AFSL 536651) (‘Knose’). Stella Underwriting Pty Ltd (ABN 72 633 811 319, AR 001282046) (‘Stella’) act as an authorised representative of Knose. Any advice provided is general only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider the appropriateness of any such advice, the Product Disclosure Statement (‘PDS’), and the Target Market Determination (‘TMD’) available at www.stellainsurance.com.au before making a decision to acquire, or to continue to hold, the product.
- ^ Source: ARE Media Mini Pet Poll 2022
- † Source: Consumer survey on pet ownership and pet insurance conducted by Stella Insurance, July 2022.
- Underwriting criteria, policy terms and conditions, limitations and exclusions apply.