Watch for pre-existing conditions!

Out of 10

I adopted a puppy from the local Humane Society and looked into getting some pet insurance for her after we had a few minor puppy incidents. When I initially signed up, they hit us with a pre-existing condition of a heart murmur (even though it was on ONE vet note and it was when she was severely dehydrated) and several temporary conditions, which if they are seen again in 12 months, will be considered pre-existing. So, this was everything all puppies go through: parasites, diarrhea, vomiting, vaginitis, etc. Now, if our PUPPY gets one of these illnesses in the next 12 months, they won't cover anything related to those. In addition, I have since submitted three claims and had to follow-up on each claim because I either did not agree, or they claimed to not get the information from my vet. When I contested that the heart murmur was a pre-existing condition, they never got back to me until I followed up over a month later over the phone.
I will be fair and say the few positives I have had are that customer service has been friendly and helpful and that submitting the claim is easy if you do it via email yourself. However, if you are paying a monthly fee and getting nothing covered, this is not nearly enough for me to stay with a company.

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Claim Amount
Under $100

Mixed Breed

Age of Pet
Under a year

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Posted: 01/05/2016
By: Laura Bennett,…

Callan, I'm so sorry your Embrace experience was what you had hoped it would be. I took a look into your situation and you are right - we took a month to set up your appeal, which is not like Embrace. There's no reason it should have taken so long and we definitely dropped the ball on that. I'm glad to see that the appeal was overturned with the new information once it got back on track. The other conditions are temporarily pre-existing so fingers and paws crossed that no other incidences of those issues reoccur for the next 12 months and then they can be covered again.