How to Claim

Follow these steps for a quick, pain-free process when registering a claim:

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Settle with your Vet

You will have paid your vet the full amount upon discharge of your pet or purchase of any ongoing treatment.

Download a Claim Form

Click here to download a Claim Form, which you and your Vet need to complete.

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Fill in all the Claim details

Tell us about your pet and the incident/treatment you are claiming for.

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Send us the paperwork

Email all of your paperwork to claims@kidopet.co.za and we’ll process your claim.

Important information:

You must include the following documentation when you are registering a claim:

  • Your completed claim form
  • A copy of a detailed invoice from your vet
  • Your pet’s medical history will be requested from your vet pertaining to the current claim
  • If this is your first claim, we will request a full clinical history of your pet from your vet/s

In order to be reimbursed, you must report your claim within 30 days of the incident, You, and not the vet, will be reimbursed for the amount owing less the excess. If you do not disclose all you know about your pet we have the right to reduce or deny your claim or even cancel your policy.

If a claim is as a result of a third party we may pursue legal action against this party in your name which will require your full co-operation. If we decline liability/repudiate a claim made in terms of this policy it is within your right to submit a complaint to us in writing within 90 days of our rejection letter and follow our complaints procedure from hereon.

Policy details, Exclusions and more…

Qualifications for Cover

In order for your pet to qualify for Kido Pet Insurance your pet must be:

  • In sound health and free from injury, disability, disease, congenital or hereditary conditions. If not these will be considered pre-existing and automatically excluded from cover.
  • Over the age of 8 weeks
  • Vaccinated by a veterinarian within the last 12 months with booster vaccinations kept up to date
    • Dog vaccinations include: Parvovirus, Distemper, Adenovirus, Coronavirus, Canine Infectious Hepatitis & Rabies. Bordetella 2 weeks prior to your dog being boarded. Leptospirosis must be included on their next annual vaccination if not already vaccinated for.
    • Cat vaccinations include: Feline panleukopaenia, Calicivirus, Chlamydia, Feline respiratory complex & Rabies. Feline Leukaemia Virus must be included on their next annual vaccination if not already vaccinated for.
  • Living with you, the sole owner, at the risk address specified
General Conditions
  • Your pet is only covered within South African borders
  • If your pet is injured or should fall ill you must take all reasonable steps to facilitate prompt treatment by a vet. You should also practise responsible ownership by continuing treatment at home if necessary and as specified by your vet. This is to minimise complications and prevent recurrence of the original condition.
  • We only cover services rendered and supervised by a qualified veterinarian. The veterinarian and vet practice must be registered with the South African Veterinary Council.
  • If your pet needs to see a Specialist Veterinarian this must be accompanied by a referral letter from your day-to-day Veterinarian. If there is no referral letter then the average day-to-day veterinary fees for that area will be applied in place of the specialist fees.
  • Basic waiting period to apply from date of policy inception and / or the addition of a pet to the Family Care product is: thirty (30) days for all Illnesses and no waiting period for Accidents. Please refer to our Policy Wordings for waiting periods for specific conditions
  • Excess to apply: 15% of claim minimum R250-00 per claim.

Kido Pet reserves the right to change, remove, update or add to our Policy Wordings and Plans from time to time. We will give you a thirty day notice period on any amendments.

Exclusions
  • Pre-existing conditions and any illness or injury which is as a result of a pre-existing condition. This includes any incidents that occur during the waiting periods at policy inception or when a new pet is added to any of the Family Care products.
  • Routine care of your pet
  • Any disease that can be vaccinated against and vaccination is a prerequisite for cover where a vaccination history does not exist or vaccinations have not been kept up to date
  • Treatment of a tooth root abscess or periodontal disease if your pet is over the age of 5 years and not had a dental within the past 3 years
  • Elective and cosmetic procedures and any complications arising thereof
  • Treatment relating to reproduction or as a result of reproduction unless this is an extension on your policy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of conditions effecting the reproductive system in pets over the age of 5 years and not yet sterilised
  • Any claims due to the ingestion/chewing of bones when wilfully given to your pet
  • Costs related to the treatment of a condition that has a similar treatment to a condition that has been excluded from cover
  • Costs related to the treatment of a condition that has a similar treatment to a condition that has been excluded from cover
  • The workup and treatment of Pica unless a cause unrelated to nutrition is found
  • Home visit from your vet including travel expenses
  • Pre-anaesthetic bloods for pets under 8 years of age and suffering from no other illnesses in terms of the Policy Wordings
  • Transplant treatment & surgery. Prosthetics or replacements.
  • Normal rates will apply if your pet is seen during emergency hours for conditions that are not deemed an emergency
  • Voluntary euthanasia of a healthy pet. Cremation services above the basic. Post mortems.
  • Treatment for behaviour modification including training
  • Any costs related to the daily running of the Veterinarian Practice eg. PPE equipment, waste disposal etc.
  • Treatment for any new pandemic disease or non-endemic disease
  • Any illness or injury resulting from the owners wilful injury or gross negligence
  • Genetic or chromosome testing
  • Any claims arising from the Commercial use of a pet. This includes but is not limited to the following: police/guard/security work, search & rescue, customs, quarantine, racing, betting, research, commercial breeding, leased/rented out
  • Boarding or transport. Theft, straying, advertising & rewards.
  • Claims arising from the infringement of any South African by-laws in accordance with the Local Government : Municipal Systems Act (32 of 2000) and referring to “Prohibited behaviour in respect of dogs”
  • We do not compensate you for fraud, dishonesty, or any non-disclosure or misrepresentation of information by yourself
  • Any claims due to war activities, riots, strikes or terrorism
Paying your Premiums
  • Your pet is only covered for veterinary expenses if you are up to date with payment of your premiums.
  • Your premium will be debited from your account on a monthly basis for which you will have given us authorisation upon activation of your policy.
  • If your banking details change it is your responsibility to inform us of this in writing by the 15th of the month.
Cancelling your Cover
  • If you wish to cancel your policy please send us cancellation in writing including the last day of the month you wish your policy to be cancelled on.
  • If you do not pay your premium for 2 consecutive months, deliberately withhold information from us, blatantly lie, attempt or knowingly participate in a fraudulent claim we have the right to cancel your policy without notice.
  • We have the right to cancel your policy with a thirty day notice period.
Contact the Ombudsman for Short Term Insurance

Contact details for the ombudsman for Short Term Insurance:

PO Box 32334, Braamfontein, 2017

Email: info@osti.co.za

Tel: 011 726 8900

Fax: 011 726 5501

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