Direct Line Pet Insurance in Summary
Direct Line is a well-established insurance company that has been operating in the UK for almost 30 years.
Follow this link to get a pet insurance quote at the Direct Line website.
At the time of writing, Direct Line is offering 12 months pet insurance for the price of 9 as an online introductory discount, which is applied over the first 12 months. All discounts are applied consecutively. It also offers up to 12.5% multi-pet discount if you insure more than one pet on the same policy.
Overview of the cover provided by Direct Line Pet Insurance policies
Direct Line offers two pet insurance policies, Essential and Advanced. Both come with 12 months pet insurance for the price of 9 when you buy online.
- Essential is a time-limited policy, allowing you to claim up to a total of £4,000 per condition in vet fees for a period of 12 months, beginning from the first date of treatment.
- Advanced, on the contrary, has no time-limit on claims, and has a higher limit of £8,000 per condition.
If you’re looking for a pet insurance plan that goes beyond medical cover (vet bills), Direct Line also offers a range of optional additional covers. You can select from third-party liability for dogs, overseas cover and a package of 5 additional covers including accidental death and money to pay for advertising and reward fees if your pet strays, gets lost, or is stolen.
All optional add-ons are available for both the Essential or Advanced policies.
Do Direct Line have any age restrictions for their Pet Insurance?
Direct Line will insure dogs or cats aged between 8 weeks and an upper age limit shown in the policy document. It may be worth checking upper age limits with Direct Line before you purchase as they may vary by breed.
How much does pet insurance from Direct Line cost?
With almost all pet insurance companies, the cost of pet insurance varies widely depending on factors like the age and breed of your pet, in which part of the UK you live in and whether you buy any extras.
In November 2019, Direct Line's website said its Essential cover started from £7.78 a month, and its Advanced policy at £11.49 a month.
What Direct Line Pet Insurance Customers Say
Direct Line uses the review site Reevoo to collect customer feedback and its pet insurance scores 8.9 out of 10 based on over 1,800 reviews in November 2019.
Independent review site Fairer Finance gave Direct Line pet insurance a customer experience score of 63% and a gold ribbon in autumn 2019. It was ranked 4th out of 25 companies.
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This article on Direct Line Pet Insurance is part of a series of reviews we are featuring on different pet insurance companies, and the policies they offer for dogs and cats. See our articles on the best pet insurance for dogs and cats for more information on how Direct Line fares against their competitors.