Checkers customers will be able to ensure their pets from as little as R89 per month, as the supermarket is introducing a number of insurance options that are underwritten by OUTsurance.
Insurance options range from R89 per month to R245, and this is dependent on coverage. These include accidental cover for injuries, core cover for injuries, illnesses and visits to the vet. There are also options for comprehensive cover for accidents, vet visits and routine care including dental scaling, deworming, sterilisation and vaccines.
The service also includes the following:
- A flat-rate fee and no waiting period;
- A fast, paperless claims process;
- Fixed excess regardless of claim;
- Multi-pet discounts
According to the Shoprite Group, which owns Checkers, the new pet insurance option forms part of a plan to offer financial services. Other plans the group plans to introduce include QR payments, which will allow shoppers to pay with their cellphones, as well as new money market accounts. These will be free transactional accounts that can be used to pay bills, purchase airtime and for the sending and receiving of money.
“The group continues to look for new fintech innovations in line with global trends, but always with a keen focus on what its customers want,” Shoprite said.
It also added that more service announcements will be made before the end of the year.