Pet owners rejoice, the UAE finally has more comprehensive insurance options for your fury friends, courtesy of yallacompare, the number-one finance site in the Middle East.
Designed to alleviate the pet ownership price burden in the UAE, pet insurance through yallacompare offers Sharia-compliant cover for dogs and cats so that policyholders need only pay as little as 20% of the final bill in the event of an unforeseen, medical emergency.
Unforeseen medical bills for vets in the UAE can range from AED 900 – for blood tests and scans – up to tens of thousands of dirhams for major surgery or life-supporting care, according to local veterinary groups.
yallacompare Pet Insurance helps to relieve this pressure with direct billing at a network of 10 vets across the UAE with 20% co-payment, as well as the option to claim back costs at other vets.
A large number of us at yallacompare are pet owners and we’ve all been looking for a product like this for years. We know how costly it can be to keep our furry friends in good health, and we’ve been working hard to bring this product to market and to offer real protection against big vet bills. It’s easy to sign up, simple to claim, and quite frankly answers the calls of thousands of animal lovers across the country. We can’t wait to get the UAE’s pets covered, – said Luke Craven, Head of Strategy, yallacompare.
It takes just two minutes to sign up for a pet insurance policy on yallacompare. Users simply need to visit yallacompare.com and choose from three packages – Bronze, Silver or Gold – all offering varying levels of cover. After answering a few simple questions about their pet, users are presented with a selection of quotes. Select one, and it’s a simple matter of paying online before the pet is covered almost instantly.
“We’ve really designed this to make it as easy as possible to get your pets covered. There are no documents to upload – you don’t even need your pet’s microchip number – meaning the experience is fully digital. We’re also making this product available to the broadest cross-section of dogs and cats we can, so there are no limitations, every breed, including mixed breeds, are covered. You can even convert your payment into monthly instalments, and you’ll still be covered from day one. This is an entirely new way of thinking about pet cover in the UAE,” – said Jonathan Rawling, CFO, yallacompare.
Once a policy has been bought, the yallacompare ‘My Account’ section makes it really easy to manage with details of the cover provided, an interactive map showing the nearest in-network vets and also gives you access to a host of money-off shopping vouchers.
Policies come with an AED 900 deductible limit. Once that limit has been reached, policyholders will only need to pay for 20% of the services that are covered.
“This takes an AED 5,000 vet bill down to as low as AED 1,000. And that kind of saving makes a huge difference,” said Rawling.
We are sure the recent news will be a big relief for many pet owners across the UAE, our pets deserve as much care and attention to their health and well being, as we do.