We had a $177 routine checkup and ear infection bill for our otherwise healthy 3 1/2 year old Golden, which we dutifully submitted. After having the vet send several years of doctor's notes to Embrace, we finally got "reimbursed." Out of the $177, only $26.40 were eligible and were applied towards the $500 annual deductible.
It turns out that only the ear infection antibiotic was covered. The heartworm test, heartworm preventative, and fecal test... all disallowed. So, this insurance is really for catastrophes and serious injuries, not for routine doctor visits. We hope that we don't ever have to use it.
We still want the insurance, but we were very disappointed that all the routine charges were not applied to the deductible.