Embrace | Pet Insurance Review


out of 5

Number of reviews 12,981

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Embrace Pet Insurance offers nose-to-tail accident and illness protection and an additional Wellness Rewards program. Its diminishing deductible feature, Healthy Pet Deductible™, is included with every policy as standard. Learn more about Embrace’s plan options, read thousands of customer reviews and get a quote so you can make an informed choice about your pet insurance provider.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Sarah S.

Terrible insurance company

Terrible insurance company, almost felt like a total scam. They lured me in with the promise of doing a pre-check on my cats' medical records so I wouldn't have to wait when I submitted a claim. I turned in all the year's worth of vet records, including the required comprehensive exam through their portal after sign up. Got an email three weeks later to say they never received any paperwork from me so couldn't do the pre-check. I emailed back with all the paperwork again and they responded once to say they would send a request to the vet. Several months go by and I don't hear anything so I assumed it had gone through. Then I submit a claim. I get a response back after several weeks and I had to submit a follow up query to say they didn't have the required paperwork to complete their pre-check so couldn't process my claim. I asked them what happened with everything I'd submitted and why that wasn't enough. They said the vet never responded to them. We called the vet. They couldn't find any indication they'd ever been contacted. I submitted all the exam paper again. Never heard back. I tried numerous times to contact them and never heard a thing. To top it all off, one of the claims I submitted for a wellness visit which (according to what I'd paid for) was supposed to be an automatic payout since it wasn't part of the insurance claim. Despite numerous asks on my end, they never paid it out or told me why they wouldn't. So, stay far far away from this one.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Kelli Pohlman

Insurance Scam

I wish I had read these reviews before changing over to Embrace Pet Insurance. I wholeheartedly agree with the people who were taken in by pre-existing conditions of lipomas and tartar, which apparently was the reason my claim was denied...and will be denied in the future for any of these reasons. I told my vet how they are even lumping the catch-all, "including cancer," as a pre-existing condition; she was appalled. Just to be clear, my dog has never had cancer. I spoke with a representative, who was syrupy (and condescendingly) sweet, but could provide no reason why I should even have pet insurance. Each hypothetical injury/disease was met with the standard "well, it depends on XYZ" or "each case is different." Bottom line, they will do and/or say anything to get out of helping to pay your bill. In fact, if I had set aside the money I paid in premiums, I would have saved close to the actual bill amount. Because this company is associated with USAA, I thought it would be better than a basic insurance company. Boy, was I wrong! Save yourself heartache and time by "paying" yourself the premium cost and using that to take care of the bills.

out of 5


Fast Refund

I recently changed to automatic deposit for refund on vet bill and the process went extremely well and I received my refund much faster.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Paul

Filing claims online is easy

New method of filing claims online works well and the processing is very prompt.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Ryan Crosby

I have had a great experience with…

I have had a great experience with Embrace. I have insured 3 dogs through them and they have always paid claims promptly with little hassle. They cover things that many other pet insurance companies do not, and though quite expensive the piece of mind they have given me has outweighed the cost. Overall I would say I have broken about even.

Monthly Cost

$13 – $100, depending on your chosen plan.


You have a co-pay of 10%, 20% or 30% after your deductible, depending on your chosen plan. The pay-out amount is based on your actual vet bill.

Payout Limits

Annual limit of $2000, $5000, $10,000 or $15,000.


Annual deductible options from $100 – $1,000.

Age Limits

Pet must be at least 6 weeks old to enroll. New pets over 14 are eligible for accident-only coverage. Once enrolled, pets can stay insured regardless of age.

Waiting Period

Coverage begins after 48 hours for accidents. A policy waiting period of 14 days applies for illness claims.


Pre-existing conditions are not covered. Hereditary and congenital conditions are covered if they have not been diagnosed or suspected before the policy becomes active. Main plan covers alternative treatments such as chiropractic, acupuncture and homeopathic when provided by a licensed veterinarian. Optional wellness and prescription drug plans are available for an additional cost.
Embrace Pet Insurance protects over 100,000 pets across the U.S. with nose-to-tail accident and illness protection. In addition to its pet insurance policy, Embrace offers a Wellness Rewards program to help cover the cost of routine veterinary care, grooming and training. Its Healthy Pet Deductible™, the industry’s first and only diminishing deductible feature, is included with every policy as standard. For every policy sold, Embrace donates $2 to a pet-related charity, as well as offering additional funding and support to shelters and other charitable organizations.

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