Aviva is the largest general insurer in the UK, and can trace its history back to 1696. However, the ‘Aviva’ name – an invented word derived from ‘viva’, the Latin for ‘life’ – was adopted in 2002.
The company has operations in countries around the world, and offers a variety of financial products, including insurance, pensions and investments.
Overview of cover provided by Aviva pet insurance
Aviva offers pet insurance for both cats and dogs at three levels: silver, gold and platinum, each with varying levels of cover.
All policies offer the following benefits: £200 for behavioural problems, £100 in cremation costs, £200 in clinical diet expenses, £1m in third party liability (dogs only) and six months of cover abroad during the period of insurance.
Silver is the lowest level of cover, and includes £1,500 in vet’s fees, but no further benefit. Gold offers £3,500 per year in vet’s fees, £500 for death from illness or accident, £250 for advertising costs in the event of theft or straying and £250 in reward costs, £500 for the loss of your pet, £500 for boarding fees and £1,000 for pet-related expenses arising from holiday cancellation or curtailment.
Platinum cover offers the most benefit, including £6,500 per year in vet fees, £1,000 for death from illness or accident, £750 for advertising in the event of theft or straying, £250 in reward fees, £1,000 for the loss of your pet, £1,000 for boarding fees and £2,000 for pet-related expenses arising from holiday cancellation or curtailment.
Any dental treatment required as a result of an accident is covered by Aviva pet insurance, but routine procedures and dentistry is not.
Pets can be insured from the age of eight weeks, but for new policies Aviva will not insure dogs aged nine or over, or cats aged 11 or over.
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How much does Aviva pet insurance cost?
The cost of a pet insurance policy from Aviva will depend on a number of factors, including the age of your pet, any existing medical conditions it may have and how many animals you want to insure.
Customers buying a policy online will enjoy a discount of up to 10% (although a minimum premium applies), and those insuring two or more animals will benefit from a multi-pet discount of 10%. All customers can pay monthly without extra charge.
What do Aviva pet insurance reviews from customers say?
Aviva has an average score of 4.2 from 10 customer reviews on Smart Money People.
What do Aviva pet insurance reviews from the experts say?
Defaqto – the independent reviewers of financial products – has awarded Aviva’s platinum insurance its top score of five stars, making it ‘an excellent product with a comprehensive range of features and benefits’. The gold level of cover gets four stars: ‘a product with a good level of features and benefits’, while silver has been awarded three stars: ‘a standard product providing an average level of features and benefits’.