(SPOT.ph) According to an iPrice Group study, Filipinos' interest in pets increased in 2021. Dogs, whether adopted or bought, became an integral part of many households as the pandemic raged on and many were forced to spend most of their days at home. With their natural zest for life, these furry friends made the quarantine more tolerable for their human counterparts. And if you wish to return the favor, all you have to do is make sure they get their daily vitamins, a monthly sack of quality kibble, and annual vaccines. To take things further, Cebuana Lhuillier is offering a new insurance product specifically for dogs to cover their hospitalization dues and death expenses when the time comes.
Pet Insurance Basic, which starts at P1,100 for a one-year coverage, provides reimbursement (up to P10,000) from veterinary treatment or confinement in the event of an accident or disease. It also includes burial assistance (P5,000), liability coverage (P10,000) in case of accidents outside the owner's home, and accident insurance (P10,000) for the owner.
Pet Insurance Premium is also available for P2,400. Coverage is up to P17,500 for medical reimbursement, P5,000 for burial assistance, P17,500 for owner's liability, and P25,000 for owner's personal accident insurance.
Here are the steps to avail of this pet insurance:
- Log on to Shopee or Lazada.
- Fill out the application form for evaluation and approval.
- Once the application is approved, finalize your purchase.
- You will receive an electronic copy of the Confirmation of Cover via e-mail, which you can use as proof in the filing of claim via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application for pedigreed dogs is accepted, while non-pedigreed dogs may need additional requirements. Dogs should be between six months to eight years of age, have updated vaccination records, and be physically examined by the vet annually.
"Dogs have always been loyal life companions, so it’s only right that we take care of them, especially during their health emergencies. With responsible pet ownership in mind, Cebuana Lhuillier is proud to introduce a product that’s both accessible and affordable for many of our kababayans who would like to provide their pet dogs with the best care possible, regardless of breed. This highlights our company’s commitment in providing the most relevant and reasonably priced financial products that correspond to their needs," said Cebuana Lhuillier and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.