Compare Embrace to Healthy Paws
Understanding the detailed differences between companies is key to becoming a pet insurance expert. We've prepared a list below of the most important comparison points between Embrace and Healthy Paws. While the two companies may look similar at a glance, there are some important details to consider before investing your time, money and trust.
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| ||Reimbursement Method ||deductible |
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| ||Alternative & Behavioral Care || || || |
| ||No Extra Fees || || |
$25 sign-up fee
Reimbursement for Veterinary Exam Fees
Healthy Paws does not reimburse you for veterinary exam fees, which leaves a large gap in coverage. Office visit and exam fees are a major part of your veterinary bill. Exam fees at specialty and emergency hospitals can often cost $100 or more. Not having coverage for office visits is like having an extra deductible each time you go to the veterinarian.
Chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, or allergies can require care year after year. Healthy Paws pet insurance provides unlimited lifetime health coverage, however, hip dysplasia is not covered in pets that are 6 years or older at the time of enrollment. An Embrace plan places no extra limits on continuing care. You have your entire annual maximum to spend each year however the needs of your pet arise.
Wellness & Routine Care Coverage
Healthy Paws currently does not offer a Wellness Plan. Embrace offers Wellness Rewards, a standalone routine care plan to help you pay for regular visits to your veterinarian. You can spend an annual allowance of $200 (Wellness Basic Plan) or $400 (Wellness Plus) however you see fit. If your vet charges $100 for a puppy wellness visit, that's how much Embrace will reimburse. Choose a company that promotes, rewards and encourages healthy pets.
Healthy Paws calculates claims differently than Embrace, subtracting the co-pay off the claimed amount first and then subtracting the deductible, which leads to 7-10% lower reimbursement for claims under $1000. Embrace calculates claim reimbursements by first subtracting the deductible and then taking off the co-pay. If you have a $700 incident and a $200 deductible, Healthy Paws' method will cost you $40 more out of pocket. You'll get more money back with Embrace's method of reimbursement.
Alternative & Behavioral Care Coverage
Healthy Paws has no coverage options for alternative therapy treatments or behavioral care. Here at Embrace we provide one simple comprehensive plan to cover your pet's medical expenses. When it comes to treatment we want you to be able to consider any and all options presented by your veterinarian, which is why we cover alternative therapies, rehabilitation and behavioral care standard with no extra restrictions on reimbursement.
Alternative therapies are often used to help treat cancer, skin issues, epilepsy, and more. Our coverage allows you to use any method of treatment your vet suggests including acupuncture, chiropractic care, hydrotherapy, veterinary orthopedic massage, holistic and homeopathic medicine, and more.
Behavior issues are common in pets and are often difficult to handle. With Healthy Paws, no medications or treatment options for behavior troubles will be considered for coverage. Embrace can cover behavioral medications as well as behavioral consults done by a veterinarian.
Don't be nickel and dimed with extra, hidden fees. Healthy Paws charges you $25 just to sign up. Embrace prides itself on having no sign-up fees, no annual fees and no monthly payment fees.
This comparison of Healthy Paws pet insurance plans and coverage was wholly prepared by Embrace Pet Insurance Agency and was last updated in October 2013. If you have questions about Healthy Paws' plans, prices, or coverage we encourage you to contact a representative of Healthy Paws.