Embrace Pet Insurance Review


Rating: 8.8 / 10 (Excellent)
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Embrace Pet Insurance Agency LLC is a pet insurance provider based in Cleveland Ohio that sells policies for dogs and cats. They were founded in 2003 and are underwritten by American Modern Home Insurance Company. Embrace has an A+ rating with the BBB, consistently positive online reviews, and is known for broad coverage and fast payouts.

How is Embrace rated?

Breakdown

10/10
Coverage
7/10
Benefit Limits
8/10
Deductibles
10/10
Reimbursement
9/10
Claims and Service
9/10
Pricing
8/10
Enrollment

Overall Rating: 8.8 / 10 (Excellent)

Embrace gets good marks from us mainly on the strength of customer satisfaction. Even though plans are a little on the pricier side, and unlimited coverage is not an option, customer feedback is among the most positive. Also, Embrace offers standard coverage of many conditions and treatments not offered at all by most plans. These include behavioral therapy and prosthetics.

Embrace Coverage

Coverage - 10 / 10

Embrace sets itself apart from the pack in coverage because, in addition to providing for usual accidents and illnesses, the company also covers various items not traditionally offered under other companies' standard plans. These include prosthetic limbs, behavioral therapy, and alternative treatments. Embrace also offers prescription drug coverage, and a wellness plan at additional cost. As with all pet insurance plans, Embrace will not cover pre existing conditions if they were apparent before the policy purchase.
Pets Covered
Dogs
Cats
Coverage Types
Medical
Wellness
Vet Selection
Unrestricted
Out of State Coverage
Commercial Pets Covered

Medical Conditions Covered

  • Accidental
  • Illness
  • Hereditary
  • Congenital
  • Cancer
  • Chronic
  • Accidental Dental
  • Dental Illness

Medical Treatments Covered

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Prescription Medications
  • Emergency Care
  • Specialty Care
  • Alternative Care
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Prosthetics & Mobility Aids

Benefit Limits

Benefit Limits - 7 / 10

Embrace's annual maximum is also customizable, although the highest limit is lower than some other companies, and they do not offer unlimited coverage. The lowest limit is $5000, while the highest is $15,000. This refers to the maximum they will pay for all incidents and procedures for the entire year. If your pet requires multiple, serious procedures, or cutting edge treatment, it's possible this can be a limiting factor.
Benefit Limit Types
Annual
Annual Benefit Maximum
$15,000

Reimbursement & Deductibles

Reimbursement - 10 / 10

Embrace's policies are among the most customizable when compared to other companies. This includes the reimbursement model as well. Embrace will cover anywhere from 65% to 90% of your actual vet bill. Choosing a lower reimbursement percentage will translate into lower premiums.
Reimbursement Model
Actual Cost
Minimum Percent Reimbursement
65%
Maximum Percent Reimbursement
90%

Deductibles - 8 / 10

Embrace offers deductible options that tend to be on the more flexible side as compared to other players. The company enables their customers to choose annual deductibles of $100, $200, $300, $500 and $1000. They also offer a program called Healthy Pet Deductible. Every year you do not make a claim your deductible will decrease by $50.
Deductible Type
Annual
Minimum Deductible Offered
$100
Maximum Deductible Offered
$1,000

Pricing: How much does Embrace cost?

Pricing - 9 / 10

Embrace's policies are slightly higher priced when compared to other companies. But you can get a budget conscious plan by choosing the low annual limit and higher deductible.

Starting Monthly Premiums

Dogs
$13.04
Cats
$8.98
Rate Details: Annual Deductible: $1,000 Benefits Cap: $5,000 Reimbursement Model: 70% of Actual Cost
Available Discounts: All spayed or neutered pets receive a 5% discount, If you have 2 or more pets on your policy then each pet will automatically receive a 5% multi-pet discount, If you choose to pay your policy in full each year then you will receive a 5% annual pay discount, Any pet parent (or their spouse/partner) who is actively serving in the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, or Coast Guard will receive a 5% discount, Any pet that has been PennHIP tested with a bilateral score of 0.3 or lower is eligible for an additional 5% discount

Enrollment & Waiting Periouds

Enrollment - 8 / 10

Embrace's waiting periods are pretty much standard when compared to other companies. For accidents and illnesses the waiting period is 14 days. However, in some states the waiting period for accidents is only 48 hours, or two days. There is an additional six month waiting period for dogs for orthopedic conditions. Embrace will not allow pets older than 14 to enroll in illness coverage, which some other plans do.
Min Enrollment Age
6 weeks
Max Enrollment Age
14 years
Accident Waiting Period
2 days
Illnesses Waiting Period
14 days
Free Look Period
30 days

Claims & Service

Claims and Service - 9 / 10

Embrace has some of the best feedback we've seen when it comes to customer service. The majority of online reviews mirror generally positive experiences. To make a claim you must fill out the claim form that was included with the enrollment email. You can also download the form on the website or have it mailed to you. Page 2 of the form must be filled out by your veterinarian. Include all relevant invoices and receipts and fax or email them all to the company. Embrace offers direct deposit to get you the reimbursement as quick as possible. Furthermore, beginning recently, claim forms can now also uploaded through MyEmbrace, the company's online customer account.
Advertised Response Time
15 days
Claim Form
Mail
Email
Fax
Online Portal

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Headquarters Address
4530 Richmond Road, Cleveland, OH, 44128
Mailing Address
PO Box 22188, Beachwood, OH, 44122
Year Founded
2003

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142 Customer Comments & Reviews

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M C
Chula Vista, California

1/26/2017
This pet insurance is horrible. My cat got a urinary blockage and they went back over a year in his records to conjure up a pre-existing condition. My claim and appeal was completely denied. Don't trust them when they say they go back only a year in your animal's health records. That is an "alternative truth" aka complete lie. I cancelled my insurance.


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terrie r
San Diego, California

12/19/2016
I got a policy 3 months ago and after 3 months they sent me a letter saying they would not cover certain things. After much time on the phone I cancelled my policy and ask for my money back. This was after they basically put me through hoops with extra things like orthopedic exams (that I paid for) and the vet said the dog was fine orthopedically. Beware of this company, while my dog is perfectly healthy now, my thought is they will find a reason not to pay if something were to ever come up.


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lizskips
Olney, Maryland

12/14/2016
My dear canine companion has been insured by Embrace for 2 and a half years now, since she was 10 weeks old. With every claim, be it routine wellness or emergency, Embrace has responded fairly and quickly. I did extensive research prior to switching to Embrace from my former dog's insurance company. Embrace is by far the best with their coverage, their customer service and their response time. I highly recommend Embrace to everyone!


Kathy F
Massillon, Ohio

12/14/2016
I would give you an excellent rating if it were not for your refusal to cover growths in the mouth. I dont understand this. If a vet says the growth needs removed and sent for histopath then i think it should be covered. I understand dental hygeine and broken teeth and things like that but removing something that could be cancer should be treated just as if it were on another part of the body. I like embrace but will continue to search for insurance that will cover things in the mouth.


Barbara C
Waterbury, Connecticut

11/30/2016
BEWARE! Only gave 1 star bc I couldn't give 0 (zero). This company is always ready to find an excuse to not pay. Undue stress with every claim. Extremely expensive monthly premiums (300.00 for two dogs) for the amount of aggravation you go through over EACH claim! Very slow in processing and they DON'T do their job. Say they send requests to vets but when you call the vet the vet tell you they were never contacted. Horrible customer service. Can never get a manager. Nothing but a constant argument. Horrible! Horrible! Horrible!


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Judith S
Orange Park, Florida

11/19/2016
Embrace is the absolute best. They have literally saved my dog's life. He has polyneuropathy which is a death sentence for other dogs. They have covered not only his acupuncture but also his stem cell injections that my dog Leo gets from the University of Florida vet school. There is no question that without Embrace my dog would be dead. Not only that, but in my many years with them, they have never, at any time, given me any difficulties with covering a claim and have always been courteous and caring to deal with. I could not possibly recommend them more highly.


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Laura W
Topsham, Maine

11/8/2016
I purchased this insurance for my beloved boxer dog. He was diagnosed with a large cancer mass in his chest and given two to three days to live. I was heartbroken but now I am just angry. Embrace denied my claim because my dog had a skin tag in the past!!!!! Yep they said a skin tag is a pre existing condition of getting a cancer mass. DO NOT BUY THIS INSURANCE THEY WILL NOT PAY YOU!!!!


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Rachel S
Middlefield, Ohio

10/24/2016
I have had my border collie covered by Embrace since he was a puppy, and have been quite satisfied with the insurance. They have covered and paid many claims for him, including alternative therapies for various injuries (Chiropractic, laser therapy, massage). I have never had a problem with them.


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Leah T
Highland Springs, Virginia

9/16/2016
Thinking about getting pet insurance through Embrace? Don't do it. They're the biggest scammers in the business. Yes, I read articles that recommended them, too. Don't believe them. I recently submitted a claim for diagnostic tests on my dog's potentially cancerous mouth tumor. Two very highly rated and trusted veterinarians said the mass needed to be tested (since something like 40% of dog mouth tumors are indeed cancerous). Both vets also recommended a tooth cleaning since the dog would be under anesthesia, anyway. I submitted my claim for the procedure, fully expecting to be reimbursed according to the terms of my policy--for the anesthesia, for the excision of the potentially... Read More


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Courtney K
Cedar Falls, Iowa

9/8/2016
Embrace is great because of one thing. They offer wellness programs. You can chose how much you would like to spend for the year on your pet for vet services and grooming! Even if you purchase from PetSmart or a different vet they will cover the cost. Such awesome program to have my pet on.



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  • Optional wellness plan & Rx coverage covers spay/neuter
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