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Pet insurance massive increase

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My pet insurance for a cat has went to £271 pm.  I complained they upheld but gave me £150 cheque as the jump from £80 to current was clearly distressing. Can go to ombudsman-leaflet was enclosed. 
I don't know what to do here.  She had lymphoma 3/4 years ago. nasal.  She just turned 9.     I honestly don't know what to do.   MoreThan provider.


  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    Not much you can do  other than pay it or cancel insurance and put money away in a separate account for future vet bills.
    No other company will cover any pre existing condition or anything that can be related to it.

    The ombudsman will not deal with a complaint about premiums  as it  is considered a marketing decision.
  • QuackQuackOopsQuackQuackOops Forumite
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    I wouldn't pay it.
    But I don't get pet insurance....never have never will. 

  • RelievedSheffRelievedSheff PPR Forumite
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    I certainly would not be paying that much. Put the money away that you were paying each month to cover any unexpected vets bills in the future.
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    KxMxKxMx Forumite
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    edited 3 April at 11:19AM
    It is a high amount, but even £271 a month may not get you far if you needed it after a few months, compared to the thousands of cover insurance provides.

    I had a £3k diagnostic bill for my cat (after another several hundred at local vet), big bills don't always come through extensive treatment. 
  • MndMnd Forumite
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    Is it a month? I thought it was a lot if it was a year
    No.79 save £12k in 2020. Total end March £6230 Annual target £24000
  • KxMxKxMx Forumite
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    Op posted pm so I took that to mean £271 monthly. 
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