Glossary Terms

Time-Limited 12-Month Policies

This type of policy covers a condition for up to twelve months from when the condition starts (providing the policy remains in force).
They are also known as a 12-month policies or time limited policies.

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Trip Cancellation

Will pay trip cancellation or curtailment costs if you have to cancel as a result of your pet requiring life-saving surgery either whilst you are away and/or shortly before you are due to travel.

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Waiting Period

The “waiting period” is the term generally used for the time between the start of the policy and when your cover actually starts.
This often only applies to vet treatment for illnesses but some policies also have waiting periods for vet fees for accidents, and other benefits.

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