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We can help you protect your whole family, including the furry four-legged members. An Post Insurance is a 100% Irish-owned company, so we understand what matters most to you.
How we Help
We know that everybody wants to get great value pet insurance, so we offer competitive prices and three levels of protection to help manage the cost of cover.
Get the peace of mind of good protection. If things go wrong, our underwriters will be there to help you manage the costs of caring for your pet.
Benefits and Bonuses
We provide cover with a range of benefits available - check out our Features and Benefits section below for more.*
Real Customer Care
We're powered by people just like you, living in communities all over Ireland. The claims helpline is available five days a week - you can trust us to get the help you need.
*Please refer to our policy booklet for full cover and terms and conditions that apply. Our Pet Insurance documents can be found in the Help Centre.
Our Cover Options
Owning a pet is hugely rewarding, but it's not without its risks. With this in mind, our underwriters have designed three levels of cover, so you can choose the best policy to protect your pet and your peace of mind.* The full details of each plan's cover are available on the table below.
Claim up to €2,000** in veterinary fees if your pet is in an accident (if abroad, in the EU only, max 90 days per insurance period and max of 30 days per trip) and up to €250,000 in third party liability for dogs*.
This accident and illness cover helps protect you and your pet in times of illness as well as injury. You can claim up to €3,000** in veterinary fees for 12 months, plus much more.
Ideal for pet owners who want complete peace of mind, this policy offers cover for up to €4,000** veterinary fees for the lifetime or reoccurrence of the policy. You will also have many more benefits.
*Please refer to our policy booklet for full cover details and terms and conditions that apply.
**Depending on the level of cover you choose, your pet can be covered for treatment for injury only or injury and illness for between €2,000 and up to €4,000. Limits of the level of cover offered by each plan are outlined on the table below.
|Cover Scope||Essential||Premier||Premier Plus|
|Annual Veterinary Fee Limit||Up to €2,000||Up to €3,000||Up to €4,000|
|Policy Type||Accident only||12 months||Lifetime|
|Complementary Medicine||-||Up to €250||Up to €250|
|Third Party Liability Cover (dogs only)||Up to €250,000||Up to €250,000||Up to €250,000|
|Accidental Death||-||Up to €500||Up to €1,000|
|Theft/Straying||-||Up to €500||Up to €1,000|
|Advertising & Reward||-||Up to €500||Up to €1,000|
|Boarding Fees||-||Up to €500||Up to €1,000|
|Holiday Cancellation||-||Up to €500||Up to €1,000|
|Cover Abroad (Included)||Up to 90 days - EU||Up to 90 days - EU||Up to 90 days - EU|
|Quarantine Cost||Up to €1,500||Up to €1,500||Up to €1,500|
|Emergency Repatriation Costs||Up to €500||Up to €500||Up to €500|
Loss of Pet Passport
|Up to €250||Up to €250||Up to €250|
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Features and Benefits
Our underwriters' comprehensive insurance plans have been designed with you and your pet in mind. Our great range of benefits will help you get the best of care for your best friend.
24 Hour Vet Helpline
Get the comfort of professional advice about your pet's health, with access to a national network of registered veterinary nurses, available 24/7.
Theft or Straying
With Premier and Premier Plus policies you can claim the purchase price of your pet if your pet is lost and not found within 45 days of straying or being stolen.++
Third Party Liability (Dogs only)
Owning a dog means extra responsibility: get up to €250,000 cover for third party liability costs that may arise.
Veterinary Fees for Injury and Illness
Get cover for unexpected surprises: depending on your choice of cover, your pet can be covered for up to €4,000 for treatment for injury and illness.**
++Depending on the level of cover you choose, your pet can be covered for treatment for theft or straying for between €500 and up to €1,000. **Depending on the level of cover you choose, your pet can be covered for treatment for injury only or injury and illness for between €2,000 and up to €4,000. Limits of the level of cover offered by each plan are outlined in the table located above.
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Good to Know
We've gathered together all the details you need to better understand your pet insurance options. Take a look at our FAQs and learn more about how we can help you protect what matters most to you.
The vet helpline gives policyholders access to a national network of RCVS (Royal College of veterinary surgeons) registered veterinary nurses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call 01 913 1067 to talk to nurses, who are available any time to answer any concerns you may have regarding your pet’s health or general wellbeing. The vet helpline can help offer peace of mind and help with what to do next when your pet is unwell.
Although this service is not intended to replace a consultation with your vet, by calling the vet helpline first, you may be able to help prevent an unnecessary trip to the vet, which can be time-consuming and traumatic for your pet.
We offer three different pet insurance cover levels, allowing you to choose the cover that suits your needs and budgets.
Essential Pet Insurance
Provides cover up to the vet fee limit for all covered accidental injuries per policy year. Cover for each injury will continue for a maximum of 12 months from the date which the injury occurred, as long as you have paid the premium to keep the insurance in force. Once the time limit is reached for an injury, there will be no more cover for it. There is no cover for illness under this type of cover. You can opt to include cover for Overseas Cover which includes Quarantine, Emergency Repatriation, and Loss of Passport up to the aggregate limit.
Our Essential Pet Insurance Cover also provides Third Party Liability (dogs only)
Premier Pet Insurance
Provides cover up to the vet fee limit for all covered illnesses and injuries per policy year. Cover for each condition will continue for a maximum of 12 months from the date which the condition first occurred or started showing clinical signs, as long as you have paid the premium to keep the insurance in force. Once the time limit is reached for a condition, there will be no more cover for it.
The Premier Pet Insurance policy also provides cover for Third Party Liability (dogs only), Death from Accident, Boarding Kennel/Cattery Fees, Theft /Straying, Holiday Cancellation, and Lost/Found ads and includes cover for Overseas Cover which includes Quarantine, Emergency Repatriation, and Loss of Passport.
Premier Plus Pet Insurance
Premier Plus Cover Provides lifetime cover for illness and injuries (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy).
Premier Plus Pet Insurance Provides cover up to the vet fee limit for all covered illnesses and injuries per policy year. As long as you have paid the premium to keep the insurance in force, the cover will reinstate at renewal and all eligible conditions will continue to be covered up to the vet fee limit. This cover is designed for pet owners looking for long-term cover, should their pet ever develop a chronic or recurring condition that requires treatment over a long period of time such as arthritis or eczema.
The Premier Plus Pet Insurance policy also provides cover for Third Party Liability (dogs only), Death from Accident, Boarding Kennel/Cattery Fees, Theft /Straying, Holiday Cancellation, and Lost/Found ads and includes cover for Overseas Cover which includes Quarantine, Emergency Repatriation, and Loss of Passport up to the aggregate limit.
We are able to offer Pet Insurance at new business for your cat or dog from eight weeks until six years of age. If you renew your cover each year without a break, there is no upper age limit and we will continue to offer cover for your pet.
No, our pet insurance does not provide cover for routine and preventative care like vaccinations, flea, tick and worming treatment or neutering. If you do not have your pet vaccinated and it becomes ill with a condition that a vaccine would have prevented this will not be covered. It is a condition of our insurance that you pet must have an annual health check by a vet.
Yes, you can get up to a 10% multi-pet discount if you have two or more pets insured with us.
Did you know?
As a dog owner, you need a licence for your pet? You can buy a dog licence at your local Post Office nationwide or online. Find out more here*.
*By clicking on the link above you will be redirected to a website operated by An Post and you are subject to the terms and conditions of that site.
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An Post Insurance Pet Insurance is arranged and administered by Blue Insurance Limited and underwritten by H.W. Kaufman Group Europe BV, trading as Cranbrook, on behalf of the insurer, Sava Insurance Company.