*This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. To qualify, you must use the promotion code SDA. If you take out multiple policies the offer is available for each policy taken out. This is a promotion by Knose Financial Services Pty Ltd (ABN 38 620 795 735). Engaging Members (ABN 86758398756) may receive a referral fee for each person who takes up the offer of discounted pet insurance from Knose. For more details see the Knose Pet Insurance Financial Services Guide.
Our pet insurance has been built from the ground up with vets’ advice to provide clear cover that’s easy to understand.
We offer one insurance plan - simple.
With Knose Pet Insurance there is a single Annual Benefit Limit of $25,000. Simply choose the desired Benefit Percentage (70%, 80% or 90%) to cover that portion of Vet Costs of valid claims. No additional excess, sub-limits or hidden costs.
Now we offer optional extra benefits such as Dental Illness, Alternative Therapies and Behavioural Problems. See our new Product Disclosure Statement for the details.
Knose Pet Insurance is available to Your companion cats and dogs that reside with You in Australia. We do not cover any other type of pets.
This Policy has been designed for companion Pets and therefore it is not possible to purchase cover for all cats and dogs.
Certain breeds are considered dangerous and/or are banned in Australia. It is not possible to purchase cover for a dangerous or banned breed. If Your Pet’s breed is categorised as dangerous and/or banned in Australia after purchase or renewal of Your Policy, then Your Pet will no longer be eligible for this Policy and We will send You notice of non-renewal prior to the expiry of Your current Period of Insurance.
Cats and dogs participating in commercial or sporting activity such as breeding or obstetrics, working, fighting, racing, personal protection, gun sports, law enforcement or guarding are not eligible for cover.
Note that it is possible to purchase cover for pets who participate in or are show dogs/cats, search and rescue dogs, guide dogs, assistance dogs or customs sniffer dogs.
Once you have insurance there is no age limit, this is called Lifetime Cover. There are minimum and maximum ages for starting insurance.
If You renew your Policy each year and continue to pay the Premium We will continue to provide Your Pet with cover for its lifetime.
Therefore, there is no maximum age applicable to Your Pet for the renewal of Your Policy.
When purchasing a new Policy:
|a. Accidental Injury (except Specified Conditions)||1 day|
|b. Illness (except Specified Conditions)||14 days|
|c. Optional Dental Illness||14 days – pets under 1 year old or
6 months – pets 1 year old or over
|d. Optional Behavioural Problems||6 months|
|e. Specified Conditions||6 months|
You may ask us to waive the Waiting Period for some or all the Specified Conditions, and other Conditions (e.g. Dental Illness). When you take out a policy, we will provide an Application Form to apply for a reduction of Waiting Period(s) for You and Your vet to complete. Specified Conditions are cruciate ligament damage, intervertebral disc disease, hip dysplasia, patella luxation, elbow dysplasia, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), cherry eye, entropion, ectropion, and Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) and Lumps. Lumps are not considered a Specified Condition if Your Pet was under one (1) year old on the First Date of Cover or when Your cover increased.
Cover commences at 23:59 on the day you purchase cover.
Cover under Your Policy will continue into subsequent Renewal Periods and will cease on the effective date of cancellation or the end date of Your current Period of Insurance if You confirm You don’t wish to renew Your Policy.
This Policy provides cover for Treatment provided by registered veterinarian, veterinary specialist, animal hospital, animal clinic or animal surgery licensed in Australia (‘Vet’).
There is cover available under Section 5: Vet Costs – Overseas for Treatment in New Zealand or Norfolk Island whilst on a trip of not more than sixty (60) days.
During the application process You will be provided with various options to tailor Your coverage, You can choose:
There is no cover under this Policy for Vet Costs for Treatment of Pre-existing Conditions.
A Pre-existing Condition is defined as:
an Injury, Illness, Dental Illness or Behavioural Problem, (including Bilateral Condition and other conditions that are related to, secondary to, or results of) that:
a) first occurred or showed symptoms of, or
b) was identified or investigated by a Vet, or
c) You were aware of or a reasonable person in the circumstances could be expected to have known about,
before Your Pet’s First Date of Cover, before a change of coverage becomes effective, or during any applicable Waiting Period.
To submit a claim
Alternatively you or your vet can initiate your claim simply be emailing your invoice and the clinical notes to firstname.lastname@example.org
What You must not do
If You are making a claim You must not give Us false or misleading information. If You or any other person makes a false or fraudulent claim under Your Policy, We may refuse to pay such claim and may also cancel Your Policy or treat the contract as though it never existed.
What We may do
We may contact Your current or previous Vet to:
We may decline a claim if You or Your Vet refuse or are unable to give Us any information We need to process Your claim.
What can affect Your claim
For more details or contact Knose for claim related enquiries Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 8am to 8pm (AEST) via:
Phone: 1300 356 642
Most claims are assessed within five (5) working days from receiving all necessary information.
We can ask to review and examine your past and current Pet’s records and any other information from any Vet who has treated your Pet. It shall be Your responsibility to obtain all such records and information as required at Your expense.
If the Vet Costs You are charged are higher than the fees usually charged by a general or referral practice, We reserve the right to request a second opinion from a Vet that We choose. If the Vet We choose does not agree with the Vet Costs charged We may decide to pay only the Vet Costs usually charged by a general or referral practice in a similar area for the Treatment.
We pay the agreed Benefit Percentage of approved Vet Costs up to the Annual Limit. The Annual Limit of Your Policy is the maximum We will pay for each Pet in each Period of Insurance.
For example, if Your approved Vet Costs come to $1,000, You can claim 80% on these costs. This equals $800 and You will still have $24,200 of Your Annual Limit available for any future claims related to Treatment in the same Period of Insurance.
Each time Your Policy is renewed, the Annual Limit for Vet Costs will be reinstated and You will have the full amount to claim from in each subsequent Renewal Period
In most cases We will settle Your claim directly with You. We won’t pay the Vet or other service provider unless You instruct Us otherwise and the provider is an authorised member of Our preferred network or at Our election.
We will send You correspondence which sets out how We settled Your claim.
When We settle Your claim, We may deduct any amount You owe Us.
We’ve focused on making Knose Pet Insurance simple, so there is one overall Annual Limit. There are no sub-limits, just a choice of Benefit Percentage (70%/80%/90%) that applies.