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*These Routine and Dental Care costs are a nationwide average and only applicable to Option C.

SAVE ON YOUR VET BILLS

Rogz Pet Insurance offers comprehensive cover for Accident, Illness and Routine and Dental Care to suit your pet's needs

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How is the premium calculated?

We know that pets are individuals and so we are introducing a new way of calculating your premium. The premium is calculated according to the risks associated with the insured Pet and is printed on the relevant Certificate of Insurance. In calculating the premium, we may consider the cover that you have chosen, where you and your pet permanently live as well as the species, breed, age and sex of your pet.

What do I do if I do not know when my pet was born?

If you do not know the exact age of your pet, it is not a problem. If your pet was adopted, your vet will be able to give you an approximate age of your pet. You can use this age estimate when applying.

What is an Illness?

An Illness means an unexpected sickness or disease or any change to your pet's normal healthy state, which is not caused by injury to your pet. For example: upset stomach, skin conditions, ear infection.

When is the best time to buy my pet insurance?

Puppies and kittens are more likely to develop an illness or injury than an adult pet. Their coordination is still developing along with their immune system. So, we suggest insuring as soon as possible to avoid unexpected surprises that may result in a pre-existing exclusion on your policy, preventing your pet from getting full cover.

But just because your pet isn't a puppy or kitten doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't get pet insurance. As pets age they get sicker and have more and higher vet bills than when they were young. As soon as your pet is 8 weeks of age they can be covered by Rogz Pet Insurance.

Will the cost of my insurance change each year?

Our challenge is to find a healthy balance between providing the best possible benefit, while keeping the premiums as affordable as possible to ensure a sustainable product. With rising costs in veterinary care as well as more advanced treatment available to more pet owners, Rogz Pet Insurance reviews Benefits and Premiums on an annual* basis and if amended, these are implemented on 1st July.

*Annual/per annum/policy year refers to the 12-month period between the anniversaries of the pet’s start date. Benefits renew on the anniversary of the pet’s start date.

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Can I switch to a different level of coverage later?

Yes on your Pet's Anniversary Date. Only one change is permitted in the life time of your Pet at the discretion of the Underwriter.

Does the vet need to sign the claim form for claims?

Yes, the vet does need to sign and vet stamp the claim form. Please ensure that the full diagnosis is included on the claim form and/or on the vet invoice. Incomplete claim forms will be returned to the policy holder.

If my pet does not have a microchip, will I still be allowed to join?

Yes, your pet does not need a microchip in order to join.

What does congenital/hereditary mean?

A congenital condition is a condition that an animal is born with such as a birth defect or a defect in growth development. A hereditary condition is one that is passed down from an animal's parents or through the breed. Both congenital and hereditary conditions can show symptoms at any time during a pet's life.

When will my policy start?

Your membership will start on the first day of the month after your application has been received and accepted by us. We have a five day grace period: if you apply (and have sent us your banking details) before the 5th of that month, your policy will start on the first of the same month from which you applied. e.g. If you apply on 3rd February, your policy will start 01 February. If you apply on 7th February, your policy will start 01 March.

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Can my claim be paid directly to the veterinarian?

No, the insurance contract is between you and Rogz Pet Insurance. You are required to pay the vet in full first and then claim from us.

How do I submit a pet insurance claim?

An insurance claim can be e-mailed, posted or faxed to or PO Box 87419, Houghton, 2041 or 0866 61 0989.

How long does it take to get reimbursed?

Claims are processed within 14 working days of receipt; payment runs are done twice a week.

How much of the vets bill will be covered?

Benefits are paid according to The Standard Rate* less R230 or 16.5% of the applicable benefit of each and every claim, whichever is the greater**. Annual sublimits apply and are available on the Rogz Pet Insurance Website or on request (, 0860 00 ROGZ / 0860 00 7649). There is no excess deductible for Routine and Dental Care claims.

*The Standard Rate is calculated by the actuaries and is the average amount charged by vets all across the country, based on our claims data. The Standard Rate treatment list can be downloaded from our Website from 1 July 2019.

**Continuation treatment of the same condition within 30 days will carry an excess of 16.5% thereafter benefits are reimbursed at 100% of the Standard Rate for all Options. A minimum of R330 excess will apply for pets under the age of 13 months at the time of treatment.

Is there a limit to the number of claims I can make?

No, there is no limit to the number of claims that you can make.

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Can I cancel my policy?

Yes, you have a 14 day money back guarantee period from the start date of your policy to review and cancel with no obligation. If you would like to cancel your policy after this period we require one calendar month's written notice to cancel.

How do I renew my policy?

Rogz works on a monthly policy, as long as you pay your premiums, you will remain a member of Rogz Pet Insurance. You do not need to renew your policy.

How do I update my payment information?

Send an e-mail with updated payment information to

What are my payment options?

  1. Monthly debit order on 26th (for the next month) 1st or 4th of the month.
  2. Credit card - automatic debit on 26th (for the next month) 1st or 4th of the month.
  3. Annual* payments by EFT.

*Annual/per annum/policy year refers to the 12-month period between the anniversaries of the pet’s start date. Benefits renew on the anniversary of the pet’s start date.

When will my credit card / debit card be charged?

You may choose either the 26th (for the next month), 1st or 4th of the month for payments to be charged.

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Can I change my pet's coverage during the year?

Yes, on your Pet's Anniversary date. Only one change is permitted in the life time of your Pet at the discretion of the Underwriter.

Can I transfer my policy to a new owner?

No, but you can change the pet over to a new owner.

The original owner will have to notify Rogz Pet Insurance of the change of ownership.

The original owner will then be required to cancel their Pet's cover on their policy and the new owner will send through an application form re-joining the pet under their name with new banking details.

The new owner will receive a New Policy (or Updated Policy if they are already a member of Rogz) covering the Pet.

The one calendar month waiting period will not apply unless there is a lapse in the monthly premium payment between Change of Ownership.

NOTE: There might be a change in premium due to a combination of different risk factors.

How do I add another pet to my existing policy?

The Rogz Pet Insurance Add-a-Pet application can only be completed online. Please log onto our website https://insurance.rogz.com and click on the “Get a Quote” tab to get a quotation for your additional pet(s) only.

Quotations are only valid for 24 hours. When you retrieve your quote at a later date, it will reflect the newest prices.

Once you have done a quote for your additional pet(s), you will need to follow through with the online application and complete all your pet's details, your personal details, bank details, read and agree to the Rogz Pet Insurance Terms and Conditions and then submit your application. Your 'additional' pet(s) will then be combined into your existing policy so long as the ID number is the same that you submitted to us on your original application. The multi-pet discount will be applied once your policy has been activated.

If I cancel my policy for any reason, will I get a refund?

Yes, you have a 14 day money back guarantee period from the start date of your policy to review and cancel with no obligation. If you would like to cancel your policy after this period we require one calendar month's written notice to cancel (there will not be a refund). If your pet has unexpectedly passed away, we will refund any premiums that have been debited for cover for the following months on an annual policy (one month cancellation period will not apply).

If I cancel my policy will I be able to reinstate my pet's coverage later?

Yes, but any new conditions that develop when your pet is not covered will be classified as pre-existing and may be excluded. A one month waiting period will apply after application to re-instate.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The proposal to reinstate your policy is subject to underwriting guidelines. Acceptance of this insurance for any pet is at the discretion of the underwriters. We reserve the right to decline acceptance of a pet and to vary the conditions on which the insurance is accepted.

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How do I get my pet microchipped?

Your pet needs to be microchipped at the veterinarian or welfare organization. The microchips are individually packaged in a sterile syringe, and a veterinarian simply injects it under the skin between the shoulder blades. When the microchip is injected, owners need to complete a registration form with all contact details and the pet's details. One copy of the form goes to the owner, one copy to the vet and one copy goes to the microchip company. Microchipping is done at the owner’s expense.

What happens if my pet does not have a microchip?

Microchipping is not a requirement on your policy, however, it is an integral part of identifying your fur-kid at a veterinary institution should they get lost, and we absolutely advocate microchipping. Microchipping is done at the owner’s expense. Go to www.identipet.co.za for more information on the value of microchipping your pet for easy identification.

What happens if my pet gets lost?

If your pet gets lost someone will take them to a veterinarian or pet welfare organization to be scanned. The scanner picks up the microchip number and shows it on a screen. This microchip number is then phoned through or sent by SMS message to the microchip company. Within a minute or two a message is received back with the pet owner's name and phone numbers.

What if my pet is found by someone who does not have a scanner to read a microchip?

Most veterinarians in South Africa are equipped to scan all animals whether they are pets or lost, abandoned or stolen. All branches of the SPCA, as well as Animal Welfare Organizations are supplied with scanners to assist them in the identification of pets. If someone finds your pet it must be taken to the nearest veterinarian or welfare organization to be scanned.

Where can I find out more information on Microchipping?

Go to www.identipet.co.za

Rogz Pet Insurance is a Petsure Product. Petsure is a division of Hollard Insure which is a division of The Hollard Insurance Company Limited (Reg No: 1952/003004/06), an Authorised Financial Services Provider.