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5

out of 5

Excellent service - no hassle claim!

We had just been insured one month when our Yorkie jumped out of my husband's arm and landed on her head. She was out cold - very scary - we rushed her to emergency. The bill was over $1500. I was wondering how using this new insurance would go. They are AMAZING!! As soon as they received the paper work they notified us via email that they were processing the claim - within days of receiving the paper work, we were notified the claim had been processed and we would receive a check for the 90% coverage. NO hassles. Excellent service!!

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5

out of 5

Excellent service - no hassle claim!

We had just been insured one month when our Yorkie jumped out of my husband's arm and landed on her head. She was out cold - very scary - we rushed her to emergency. The bill was over $1500. I was wondering how using this new insurance would go. They are AMAZING!! As soon as they received the paper work they notified us via email that they were processing the claim - within days of receiving the paper work, we were notified the claim had been processed and we would receive a check for the 90% coverage. NO hassles. Excellent service!!
  • INSURER: Trupanion
  • POSTED: 03/06/2010
  • BY: Nettie
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  • AGE OF PET: 0 - 3

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1

out of 5

Initial Claim Denied

I recently obtained insurance for my Blue Weimeraner with great hesitation. The very first claim that I supplied to the insurance company was DECLINED. My Vet was astounded by the refusal of that company to reimburse and is discussing with his partners about removing Trupanion brochures from his office. Be very leary of this company.
  • INSURER: Trupanion
  • POSTED: 03/05/2010
  • BY: Angela
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  • AGE OF PET: 0 - 3

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out of 5

Initial Claim Denied

I recently obtained insurance for my Blue Weimeraner with great hesitation. The very first claim that I supplied to the insurance company was DECLINED. My Vet was astounded by the refusal of that company to reimburse and is discussing with his partners about removing Trupanion brochures from his office. Be very leary of this company.

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5

out of 5

Excellent company

We have had a policy for our 9 month old Shetland Sheepdog since he was 4 months old. I can't speak more highly of this company- we have had a few small things pop up, and our claims are always processed very quickly (mostly via email), communication is rapid, and our claims have always been approved. This is one of the only pet insurance companies to cover genetic conditions (such as hip dysplasia) and I would recommend Embrace to friends and family- both for the range of illness/conditions covered and excellent customer service. Wonderful!
  • INSURER: Embrace
  • POSTED: 03/05/2010
  • BY: Lindsay
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  • AGE OF PET: 0 - 3

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3

out of 5

Bait & Switch

I wanted a policy that would only kick in for major expenses, with high co-pays and deductibles resulting in low premiums. I also wanted continuing care coverage, so that chronic ailments wouldn't become uncovered pre-existing conditions at policy renewal time, as is usually the case with pet health insurance. Embrace promotes their continued care rider and seemed to fit my needs, so I bought a policy for my two cats. Later, when I carefully read the fine print (like I should've done up front) it became clear that their cintinuing care coverage was substantially less after the policy year when the condition developed. Worse, at the end of the first policy year they wanted a 43% premium increase to renew! Yes, a forty-three percent premium increase after the first year! It was like bait and switch: they suck you in with what seems to be good long-term coverage at an excellent price, then once they're got you as a customer, they jack up the rates so high that they're not even competitive. Needless to say, I didn't renew! I rated them as a "6" because they didn't actually steal my money and they didn't refuse to pay any claims (I didn't submit any) but I really felt ripped off regardless.
  • INSURER: Embrace
  • POSTED: 03/05/2010
  • BY: Mick
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  • AGE OF PET: 0 - 3

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5

out of 5

Claim Filing

It's VERY helpful to receive confirmation when one files a claim (not a form letter but a written response with someone's actual name on it!) letting them know what they can expect in the way of reimbursement and why. Even though I haven't been with Embrace that long, I'm impressed with how thorough they are in explaining coverage and any questions I've had and the promptness of reimbursement. Paying a little more in the way of premiums each month is worth it to get exactly the coverage I want. I like that I can customize my plan and not pay for something I don't want/need. I also enjoy their newsletter and plan on keeping my cats healthy!
  • INSURER: Embrace
  • POSTED: 03/05/2010
  • BY: Margaret
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  • AGE OF PET: 0 - 3

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5

out of 5

Grateful for Petsecure's generosity

Petsecure was not my insurance company at the time my dog, Impulse, had a run-in with a stray and she tore her cruciate ligament, resulting in a major vet bill of close to $3000. My pet health insurance company at the time was Pet Care (I mention their name because I believe it is important for anyone thinking of getting pet health insurance coverage for their pet to know the truth about how they handled our situation). I had been with them about 9 years, and had made only three claims throughout Impulse's life, all small claims totally only about $500 over her lifetime. They refused to pay out my claim for surgery because they said "Impulse was not hit by a car therefore she wouldn't be covered." They did so even after I asked them to reconsider and to review her lengthy client status with few claims. And they informed me by leaving a voicemail and also made sure to include instructions on how I could cancel my policy. After 9 years of being a loyal client they refused coverage via voicemail and left me cancellation instructions too. They didn't care about my dog, the financial position this put me in, or about whether I was their client or someone else's. The previous year we had been through a hydro vault explosion at our apartment building where we evacuated with our dogs and basically our wallets and the clothes we were wearing - and we weren't allowed back in for almost two months. For almost a year we fought almost daily with our human insurance company to have our possessions replaced due to soot damage. Our human insurance company (The Personal) made our ordeal a nightmare long after the actual emergency was over, and certainly lived up to the stereotype of not caring and weaseling out of paying claims out. We certainly didn't expect the same frustration and stress from our pet insurance company and were shocked when they refused Impulse her surgery coverage. However, a close friend, who was a very satisfied Petsecure client, wrote to Petsecure and told them about Impulse's situation, my community volunteer work and recent dealings with human insurance. They asked Petsecure to help Impulse (in whatever way they could) to get her surgery. We received an email just before Christmas 2009 saying "Christmas was coming early for Impulse and that Petsecure would be happy to cover Impulse's surgery." Talk about shocking news and a great Christmas gift. The most shocking part was that were WEREN'T EVEN A Petsecure CLIENT and had never paid out a penny in premiums to them! They didn't know us from Adam. Their actions and agreeing to help us is virtually unheard of in the insurance world, human or four-legged! Petsecure stepped up when my own insurance company simply discarded us as a client after 9 years. Pet Care didn't care about us one bit. But Petsecure did and they made sure we were all taken care of. We didn't even have to see the surgery invoice. They made arrangements directly with my vet to pay the bill in full. What a gift they gave us. Months later, Impulse is back on her feet almost as good as new and I am still shocked and grateful for Petsecure's generosity and continue to look for ways to pay it forward. This comment is one of those ways. Letting you know about the kindness and integrity of Petsecure. Needless to say, I took my old insurance company's voicemail instructions for canceling my policy and followed them to the letter. I then immediately began the process of getting coverage for Impulse with Petsecure. Impulse now has a policy all her own with Petsecure. She will be covered for $2500 per incident or illness per year, and her humans will have some peace of mind. Of course, her pre-existing heart murmur (or conditions resulting because of it) will not be covered, but that was expected. What happened to us doesn't happen everyday - but unexpected things always do, and for when they do happen to your four-legged family member it can be devastating emotionally and financially - pet health insurance helps relieve the burden and provides financially security. For that security, I choose Petsecure.
  • INSURER: Petsecure
  • POSTED: 03/05/2010
  • BY: Romelda
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  • AGE OF PET: 0 - 3

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5

out of 5

Excellent service and quick processing of our claim

The customer service provided by Embrace has been excellent. They have exceeded our expectations. The process was filing a claim for our dog's heartworm treatment was easy and the turn around time on processing the claim was very quick. I have been delighted with their response.
  • INSURER: Embrace
  • POSTED: 03/04/2010
  • BY: Tom
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  • AGE OF PET: 0 - 3

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5

out of 5

Unbelievable!!!!

When we first were looking for insurance for our puppy Newphy Roxy all we heard was - it does not make sense to get pet insurance. It is a waste of money, they do not cover anything or they do not pay. Well, that is not the case with Embrace. When Roxy had to be brought in for emergency surgery the bill was over $4,000. Not only did Embrace pay the actual cost (Minus deductable) of the procedure but we were re-reimbursed within 2 weeks of the procedure. I could not recommend Embrace enough!
  • INSURER: Embrace
  • POSTED: 03/04/2010
  • BY: Brian
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  • AGE OF PET: 0 - 3

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