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*These Routine 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 Care to suit your pet's needs

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Am I limited to a list of veterinarians or can my pet visit any vet I choose?

You can use any Veterinarian who is licenced to practice in South Africa.

What happens if an insured pet is given away or changes owners?

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.

What is an Accidental Injury?

A physical or bodily injury that happens accidentally to your pet as a result of external, violent and visible means. For example: broken bones, snake bite, dog/cat fight.

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.

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Do you cover ligament and knee conditions such as cruciate ligament injuries?

Yes, we do cover orthopaedic and ligament surgeries. We cover one cruciate surgery per pet per policy year*.

*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.

Does Rogz Pet Insurance cover behavioural therapy?

No, behavioural therapy is not covered.

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.

How do you determine what will be a pre-existing condition?

When you join, we will get your pet's medical history from your vet. Any chronic condition, illness or injury that first occurred or showed clinical signs before your policy starts or within the applicable waiting period will be considered as a pre-existing condition.

What is not covered?

Like most insurance policies, we have some exclusions to keep your premiums affordable. These include: pregnancy, elective procedures, foods/diets, grooming, behavioural problems, tick paralysis, hereditary and congenital defects, hip and elbow dysplasia, entropion (rolling in of the eyelids), ectropion (rolling out of the eyelids) and pre-existing conditions that showed clinical signs before taking out the insurance.

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Can I submit a claim for multiple visits for the same medical condition?

Yes.

How do I get paid when my claim has been approved?

The money will be deposited directly into your bank account. You will be sent a letter by post explaining how the claim was paid.

How long after the date of treatment do I have to file a claim?

You have 2 months after the date of treatment to submit a claim.

Is there a cut-off period after which I cannot make a claim?

Yes, if you submit claims more than 2 months after the treatment date, Rogz Pet Insurance will not be liable to pay those claims.

What is my excess and how does it work?

Your excess is R240* per claim date. This means that every time you go to the vet, you will need to pay the first R240* of the calculated benefit.

*A R320 excess will apply for pets under the age of 13 months at time of treatment.

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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 or credit card only.

*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.

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.

Is it painful to insert a microchip?

No more than any inoculation.

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 is a microchip and why do I need one?

Microchips are as big as a grain of rice and are injected under the loose skin in the neck area. The microchip has a unique number coded into it and is read by means of a scanner. The purpose is to quickly and efficiently identify pets and return them to their owners should they become lost.

Where can I find out more information on Microchipping?

Go to www.identipet.co.za

Rogz Pet Insurance is brought to you and underwritten by The Hollard Insurance Company Ltd, an authorised Financial Services Provider. Rogz Pet Insurance is administered by PetSure (Pty) Ltd an authorised Financial Services Provider.