Covered For Life® products are not for everyone, which is why Petplan created the Petplan Essential policy so that pet owners requiring a less comprehensive policy could still benefit from having their cat, dog or rabbit insured with the UK's No. 1 pet insurance provider. It is important to remember that each illness and injury on a Petplan Essential policy is covered for a maximum of 12 months. Should your dog or cat suffer from the same condition again you will not be able to claim for it. With Covered For Life ® you will continue to be covered so long as you renew your policy each year without a break in cover. It's always important to think carefully about what level of cover you would like before taking out a policy.