I recently adopted an 8 wk old puppy and now at 15 wks she is healthty and happy. I had a Shepherd Collie mix before and used VIP insurance. I think insurance is a necessary and responsible part of pet ownership. The problem I had with VIP was their fee schedule. What they considered usual and customary fees were archaic. I have not seen some of their fee expectations in years. I love that embrace take a more resonable approch by setting their their fees regionally. I also got the wellness plan and love that I can choose from the services covered what I want to use this plan for.