Embrace Insurance Reviews and Comparisons: English Bulldogs
Embrace Pet Insurance leads the pack with a unique discount plan that can save you more and more money every year. Another plus is the ability to tailor your plan to best match your budget and your English bulldog’s needs. On the downside, some have said the customer service department could use a bit of improvement, although that could be a minor hiccup when compared to all the benefits.
Customizable options are available with the standard Embrace Plan, which covers treatment for injuries and illnesses. You choose your own deductible, reimbursement levels and annual benefits. Deductibles range from $100 to $1,000; reimbursements range from 65 to 90 percent of the vet bill; annual benefit limits range from $5,000 to $15,000. There are no annual limits and deductibles apply annually, not per condition.
Another option that makes the English Bulldog insurance company stand out from the pack is its Wellness Rewards coverage. The wellness program is set up like a flexible spending account, allowing you to use an annual $250 to $650 from your account to cover annual vet visits, vaccinations and other routine care.
The unique discount plan is called the Healthy Pet Deductible, and it reduces your deductible by $50 every year your bully stays healthy without any insurance claims. Using your Wellness Rewards does not count as a claim, so you can still get routine care while enjoying the healthy pet discount. Embrace lets you pick any licensed vet of your choice.
What Does Embrace Offer English Bulldogs?
The standard Embrace Plan offers comprehensive coverage for accidents and illnesses, surgeries, emergencies, cancer treatments and a wide range of conditions common to English bulldogs. Chronic allergies and skin issues are a prime example, especially when what appears to be a simple ear infection can often erupt into a costly health issue.
One young English bulldog that started out with what appeared to be an ear infection ended up with a chronic allergy diagnosis – and vet bills totaling more than $2,700 in six months. Keep in mind that such conditions are often treated with medications, which are not covered in the standard plan.
Choosing the optional prescription medication coverage, and even optional dental coverage, may be wise for English bulldog owners due to common issues that can require treatments involving medications or your bully’s oral health.
Your English bulldog will also enjoy coverage for a generous array of alternative therapies under the standard plan. The Embrace Plan covers everything from chiropractic care to homeopathic, holistic and reiki therapies.
Embrace Coverage Summary
Coverage under the standard Embrace Plan extends to accidents, illnesses, breed-specific conditions and a wide scope of alternative therapies. You further protect your English bulldog with optional riders for dental care, prescription medications and wellness care.
You choose your an annual deductible, with choices ranging from $100 to $1,000. You also get $50 taken off your deductible every year your English bulldog goes without making a claim.
Reimbursements are based on the vet bill, and you can choose reimbursement levels that cover as low as 65 percent or as high as 90 percent of the bill.
Embrace has no lifetime limits on claims, a fairly new feature on their policies. Annual claim limits run from $5,000 to $15,000.
High marks for customer service gave Embrace a 9.2/10 lifetime rating by pet insurance reviews. While the lifetime rating is notable, some reviews did complain about customer service’s long waits, confusions and contradictory responses.
Unlike other insurance providers, Embrace offers discounts for every year that your English Bulldog stays healthy. The savings are significant too: $50 off of your deductible for every year that your dog remains healthy. The downside: English Bulldogs are prone to accidents, illnesses, and injuries.
Embrace offers coverage for English Bulldog breed-specific conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia, allergies, and skin disorders. Embrace was just one of a few insurance companies offering coverage for these issues, which are quite common for English Bulldogs.
Embrace also offers no lifetime coverage limits as long as your membership remains active. However, there are annual limits and deductibles vary by plan and monthly payment.
Our reviewers called and emailed Embrace many times over a period of 30 days and found their response time to be excellent. Embrace’s support team was helpful and very responsive to our questions and concerns. Additionally, Embrace has an A+ BBB Rating, A+ Financial Rating and came in second place (to Healthy Paws) in overall customer ratings with a 9.2 lifetime score.
Embrace Q & A
?Are there different coverage details for purebred English bulldogs and mixed breeds?
AYes. While all breeds and mixes can enroll for coverage one they are 8 weeks old, purebreds are only eligible for injury and illness coverage if they enroll before age 6. Mixed breeds are eligible to enroll for injury and illness coverage before age 8.
?Does that mean my purebred English bulldog will lose coverage for illness when he gets older than 6?
ANo. If your purebred pup has an existing accident and illness policy before age 6, that coverage will continue as he gets older as long as you regularly renew your policy.
?What alternative therapies are covered with the standard Embrace Plan?
AThe Embrace Plan covers chiropractic care, acupuncture and electro acupuncture, the use of electromagnets in BICOM therapy, therapeutic laser treatment, oxygen treatments known as hyperbarics, massage therapy, reiki as well as homeopathic and holistic therapies.
?Why might my English bulldog need alternative therapies?
AIn addition to helping to speed up recovery after surgery, alternative therapies can be extremely helpful for a number of conditions common to English bulldogs. Some of these include hip dysplasia, arthritis and degenerative joint diseases, and skin conditions.