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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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What benefits does Rogz Pet Insurance offer?

Rogz Pet Insurance covers veterinary treatments and surgeries for accidental injury and illnesses (Option A does not include illness cover) ranging from minor problems such as ear infections and bee stings to major conditions such as broken bones, diabetes and cancer. For clients on Option C we also provide cover towards preventative care such as vaccinations, spaying, flea, tick and worm control and dental scaling/polishing (procedure only).

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 Rogz Pet Insurance?

Rogz Pet Insurance helps you pay your pet's veterinary bills so you never have to choose between your pet's health and your personal finances. With increasing veterinary costs and advancement in veterinary care, Pet Insurance is an option more owners are considering.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We recommend the products we distribute. In doing so, we do not consider whether the product is appropriate for your own personal objectives, financial situation or needs. This Insurance is subject to limitations, conditions and exclusions. For full details of the protection provided by the policy, please read the Policy Document and Schedule of Benefits carefully.

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.

Will the cost of my insurance change each year?

Our challenge is to find a healthy balance between providing the best possible benefit, while keeping the premiums as affordable as possible to ensure a sustainable product. With rising costs in veterinary care as well as more advanced treatment available to more pet owners, Rogz Pet Insurance reviews Benefits and Premiums on an annual* basis and if amended, these are implemented on 1st March.

*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.

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Do you cover alternative medicine/therapies?

Yes, we do cover alternative medicine/therapies if they are administered by a provider registered with the South African Veterinary Council. Examples of these are: homeopathy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and acupuncture. Note that this does not include behavioural therapy.

Do you cover the costs of euthanasia?

Yes, euthanasia due to accidents or illness is covered. Voluntary euthanasia (such as owners euthanizing their pets due to immigration) is not covered.

Do you cover treatment for Parvo virus (Katgriep/cat flu), Giardia or Kennel Cough?

We believe in preventative health care and that is why we provide Routine Care on Option C to help pay for vaccinations, deworming, tick and flea control, sterilisation and dental scaling/polishing (procedure only). We do not pay for illnesses or conditions that are preventable through routine vaccination, deworming and flea control. Parvo virus and kennel cough are not covered as they can be prevented through routine vaccination. Giardia is covered as it is not a preventable condition.

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.

When can I start to claim?

You may make a claim for conditions which arise one calendar month after the policy start date - this includes claims for Accidents, Illness and Routine Care.

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Can my claim be paid directly to the veterinarian?

No, the insurance contract is between you and Rogz Pet Insurance. You are required to pay the vet in full first and then claim from us.

How do I submit a pet insurance claim?

An insurance claim can be e-mailed, posted or faxed to or PO Box 87419, Houghton, 2041 or 0866 61 0989.

How long does it take to get reimbursed?

Claims are processed within 14 working days of receipt and our payment runs are done twice a month.

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.

Will anything delay reimbursement for my claim?

Yes, claims processing will be delayed if claims are not legible - this may occur with faxed claims. Claims processing may also be delayed if the claim form is not filled out completely or the claim form, invoice or proof of payment is not submitted.

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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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Can the microchip harm my pet?

No. The microchip must be inserted by a veterinarian. It does not move around in the body and it does not harm the pet.

Can the microchip track my pet's location?

No, the microchip does not send out signals that can be traced by a tracking device or picked up via satellite. Your pet's location cannot be tracked with the microchip.

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 if my pet is found by someone who does not have a scanner to read a microchip?

Most veterinarians in South Africa are equipped to scan all animals whether they are pets or lost, abandoned or stolen. All branches of the SPCA, as well as Animal Welfare Organizations are supplied with scanners to assist them in the identification of pets. If someone finds your pet it must be taken to the nearest veterinarian or welfare organization to be scanned.

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.