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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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Am I limited to a list of veterinarians or can my pet visit any vet I choose?

You can use any Veterinarian who is licenced to practice in South Africa.

How is the premium calculated?

We know that pets are individuals and so we are introducing a new way of calculating your premium. The premium is calculated according to the risks associated with the insured Pet and is printed on the relevant Certificate of Insurance. In calculating the premium, we may consider the cover that you have chosen, where you and your pet permanently live as well as the species, breed, age and sex of your pet.

What do I do if I do not know when my pet was born?

If you do not know the exact age of your pet, it is not a problem. If your pet was adopted, your vet will be able to give you an approximate age of your pet. You can use this age estimate when applying.

What happens if an insured pet is given away or changes owners?

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.

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.

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Are any illnesses or diseases excluded?

Like most insurance policies, we have some exclusions to keep your premiums affordable. These include hereditary and congenital defects, hip and elbow dysplasia, entropion (rolling in of the eyelids), ectropion (rolling out of the eyelids), complications of breeding and pre-existing conditions.

Are pregnancies and new births covered?

No, Rogz Pet Insurance does not cover any conditions relating to pregnancy or breeding.

Are there any waiting periods?

There is a one calendar month waiting period for Accidents, Illness and Routine Care claims after the policy start date. This means that if your policy starts on 1 January 2012, you will not be able to claim for any veterinary visits during the month of January. There is a waiting period of 6 (six) calendar months for cruciate ligament conditions.

Do you cover ligament and knee conditions such as cruciate ligament injuries?

Yes, we do cover orthopaedic and ligament surgeries. We cover one cruciate surgery per pet per policy year*.

*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.

Is my pet covered while we are travelling?

Your pet is covered as long as you are travelling within South Africa.

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Can I submit a claim for multiple visits for the same medical condition?

Yes.

Do I need pre-authorization from Rogz Pet Insurance before my pet is treated?

No, you do not need pre-authorisation before your pet is treated.

What do I need to do when I make my first claim?

  1. Pay the vet in full first
  2. Fill out a Claim Form and have it signed by the attending vet.
  3. Send:
    1. A Claim Form
    2. A detailed Vet Invoice
    3. Proof of Payment: To the administrator: PetSure Claims, PO Box 87419, Houghton, 2041 or via e-mail to:
    4. Microchip number and diagnosis.
  4. Hollard then calculates the benefit and value and sends payment directly to you. It is as simple as that. Note: Benefits are paid according to 100% of the tariff rate* less R240** excess per claim. Annual*** sublimits apply and are available on the Rogz Pet Insurance Website or on request (, 0860 00 ROGZ / 0860 00 7649). There is no excess deductible for Routine Care claims.

*The Rogz Pet Insurance Tariff Rate is based on Petsure’s internal tariff of fees which is reviewed annually.

**A R320 excess will apply for pets under the age of 13 months at time of treatment.

***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.

What is the overall annual limit?

R30 000** for Options B and C and R8 000** for Option A. Annual* sublimits apply.

*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.

**The overall annual maximum is per pet’s policy year.

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.

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.

Why do I need a microchip to claim?

It is a unique number, much like a person's ID number in their ID document. It is essential to have a microchip inserted for claiming purposes as it identifies each pet specifically and has the legal owner's details on the database.

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.