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 from when your pet starts treatment. After the 12 months have passed, 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.