April 20, 2010 19:00 ET

Safeguard Launches Pet Insurance

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) - Safeguard, one of the UK's leading providers of caravan and motorhome insurance, has launched a new pet insurance policy.

All animal lovers know that pets form a major part of family life and a large part of the caravan and motorhome community. Safeguard's pet insurance policy is designed to allow owners to help with the future welfare of their pet and the financial well-being of their purse.

Despite the difficult economic situation, the provider of caravan and motorhome insurance, is encouraging pet owners to insure their faithful companions as short term savings may prove costly in the long run, with unforeseen vet bills proving too great a burden for many animal owners.

With rising healthcare costs for pets, the pet insurance policy offers comprehensive cover and covers veterinary bills up to a maximum of £4,000 per condition (policy terms and conditions apply).

Rita Sadler, Safeguard manager, said: "Pet ownership can be expensive. If your pet has an accident or becomes ill, vet bills can soon add up. This pet insurance policy offers financial security should your pet have to go to the vet so that owners won't have to make difficult decisions about whether or not they can afford the treatment.

"Taking out pet insurance through Safeguard will also cover things such as advertising costs if your pet goes missing, boarding fees and third party liability. As with all insurance policies it's vital to check small print. Look at the excess, whether there's a cap on veterinary fees and what cover is given to individual medical conditions."

Pet Insurance Cover Includes:

• Veterinary Fees – costs for treatment of your pet up to the value of £4,000

• Complementary Treatment – Fees up to £250 with no time limit

• Emergency Boarding Kennel Fees – If you or your partner should need to go into hospital, we'll pay up to £100 per week for boarding

• Advertising & Reward Costs – Receive up to £500 for advertising or suitable reward should your pet get stolen or go missing

• Holiday Cancellation – Up to £500 for any travel and accommodation expenses should you need to cut your holiday short if your pet gets taken ill

• Overseas Travel Cover – available optional cover for owners wishing to travel abroad with their pet

• Policy terms and conditions apply to the above

About Safeguard UK:

• Safeguard is the specialist Caravan and Motorhome division of Swinton Group Limited

• Safeguard has over 25 years specialist insurance experience and was recently voted 'Insurer of the Year' by one of the most popular motorhome magazines

• With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the largest high street insurance retailer

• Safeguard has an award winning website www.safeguarduk.co.uk

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