We have never had health ins for our dogs but this time I decided to go for it. My vet recommended another but they had bad ratings. The breeder - who is also a vet recommended Embrace. I checked vs other policies and made a judgement call with Embrace vs another plan that seemed sound. Thank goodness after a month only regular checkups and a case of guardia (sp?). The only thing I do not like is now that he had guardia it is now considered pre-existing and if he gets it again it is not covered until a year goes by and then his slate is wiped clean and they would cover it again. I also wish that I could pay for his wellness insurance in full & take advantage of a nice discount without having also to pay for the accident portion in full also (as that is the big chunk of $).