Compare Embrace to Figo Pet Insurance
Figo Pet Insurance's policy can limit your pet's coverage in a variety of ways. They have coverage restrictions for unspayed/unneutered pets, don't cover certain eating disorders, and have itemized limits on behavioral therapy, all of which can leave you with an expensive vet bill should your pet experience these issues. In addition, Figo Pet Insurance doesn't offer a routine care plan, so you'll have to cover those expenses on your own. Finally, you'll want to watch your money as Figo Pet Insurance collects payment before it's due, doesn't offer direct deposit on claims, and doesn't offer a pro-rated refund upon cancellation.
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|Flexible wellness plan|
|Reimbursement Method||Deductible then Copay||Copay then Deductible|
|One Comprehensive Policy|
|No Restrictions for Unspayed/Unneutered Pets|
|Payment Charged on Time||10 Days Early|
|No Per-item Behavioral Therapy Limits|
|Minimum Age of Enrollment Eligibility||6 Weeks||8 Weeks|
|No Exclusions for Eating Disorders|
|Pro-rated Premium Refunded Upon Cancellation|
|Direct Deposit Claim Reimbursement Available|
|Accident Waiting Period||2 Days||5 Days|
|Medical Waste Fee Coverage|
|Coverage for Exam Fees on Every Policy||Extra Cost|
|Covers Working, Law Enforcement, & Guarding Activities||Extra Cost|
|Medical Records Requirement||12 Months||24 Months|
|No Annual Wellness Visit Required|
|Covers Vaccine-Preventable Conditions|
|No Annual Dental Exam Required|
|No Charge for Paying Annually||$10 Fee|
|Pets Covered Internationally|
21 Reasons to Consider Embrace over Figo Pet Insurance
1. Embrace’s Reimbursement Method Gives More Money Back on Claims
Figo Pet Insurance calculates claims differentlythan 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 $1,000. Embrace calculates claim reimbursements by first subtracting the deductible and then taking off the co-pay.
2. Embrace Offers One Comprehensive Policy
Figo Pet Insurance has three policy options to pick from. With so many coverage level options, it can be difficult to figure out which plan is best. Embrace offers one simple yet comprehensive policy that covers every unexpected accident and illness and all treatment plan options.
3. Figo Pet Insurance Restricts Illness Coverage for Unspayed/Unneutered Pets
Figo Pet Insurance does not cover illnesses related to prostate issues, hormonal skin problems, mammary tumors, uterine and ovarian conditions, injury for fighting, and much more if a pet is not spayed or neutered before their first birthday. Embrace does not believe in restricting coverage for anything if you choose not to spay or neuter your dog or cat.
4. Embrace Only Charges You When Payment is Due
Figo Pet Insurance charges payments 10 days early. If a policy begins on September 1, October’s payment will be due on September 20. Embrace does not charge any early payments, you are only charged when your premium is due.
5. No Per-item Behavioral Therapy Limits with Embrace
Figo Pet Insurance has itemized limits under each of their policies for behavioral therapy, diagnostic testing, and consultations. Embrace allows you to use the annual maximum however you see fit. You can even use the full annual limit for one condition if needed.
6. Pets Can Get Covered Sooner with Embrace
Figo Pet Insurance does not insure pets under eight weeks old. Embrace allows you to begin coverage for pets six weeks and older so that you can get them covered sooner.
7. Embrace Covers All Eating Disorders
Figo Pet Insurance does not cover some eating disorders, including coprophagia (consumption of feces). While it is certainly icky, Embrace does not exclude coverage for your pet’s eating disorders as long as they are not pre-existing.
8. No Premium Kept at Cancellation
When canceling Figo Pet Insurance after the first 30 days, there is a partial refund given back to you minus 10% that they keep. Embrace returns the full pro-rated refund to you without any additional withholdings.
9. Embrace has Direct Deposit for Claim Reimbursement Available
Figo Pet Insurance does not have the option to reimburse claims to a checking account directly, the only way to receive them is via check in the mail. Embrace offers you claim reimbursement via check or direct deposit to get your money back quicker.
10. Embrace Offers the Industry’s Best Diminishing Deductible Feature
With Embrace’s Healthy Pet Deductible, your pet's annual deductible automatically goes down by $50 each year you don't receive an insurance-claim reimbursement. This is included with every policy at no extra charge.
11. Embrace Has a Shorter Accident Waiting Period than Figo Pet Insurance
Figo Pet Insurance has a five-day accident waiting period. Embrace Pet Insurance’s accident waiting period is only two days.
12. Embrace Includes Coverage for Medical Waste Fees
This fee is usually under $10 but it’s still part of the bill – and if your pet is seen weekly or monthly, it can add up. Figo Pet Insurance doesn’t cover this fee. Embrace includes this coverage in our policy at no extra cost.
13. Figo Pet Insurance Doesn’t Reimburse Exam Fees For All Policies
Figo Pet Insurance does not automatically include exam fees in their reimbursement. With a Figo policy, you can add on veterinary exam fee reimbursement for accident and illness visits, but this is a premium feature that would 1) cost extra per month to you, and 2) can only be added during enrollment or policy renewal. Not having secured coverage for these fees is like having to pay an extra deductible at every visit – which sometimes costs well over $100. Embrace believes that this fee should be covered.
14. No Riders Needed for Working Pets with Embrace
If a pet is a working pet (law enforcement, guarding, etc.), Figo Pet Insurance’s plan requires an extra rider at an additional cost to cover them. As long as you let us know your pet is involved in any of these activities at the start of your plan, or when your pet becomes involved in one of these activities, Embrace will cover them at no extra cost.
15. Embrace Requires Less Medical History to Process Claims
Figo Pet Insurance requires two years’ worth of medical records for pets in order to process claims. That means if a pet had one ear infection two years ago, it could be considered a pre-existing condition. Embrace only requires one year of medical records to process claims.
16. Figo Pet Insurance Requires Annual Wellness Vet Visits At Owner’s Expense
Figo Pet Insurance requires that all pets have an annual wellness visit in order to qualify for coverage. Since they do not offer any reimbursement for wellness exams, this is an out-of-pocket expense. While Embrace encourages you to see your vet annually (and reimburses for it with Wellness Rewards), there is absolutely no requirement.
17. Embrace Covers Diseases and Parasites that are Preventable by Vaccine
Figo Pet Insurance excludes coverage for diagnostics, treatments, and prevention of parasites or diseases that there is a vaccine available for. While Embrace encourages you to keep up with all recommended vaccines and prevention that your vet recommends, we do not exclude conditions that can be prevented by vaccine from coverage should your pet become ill.
18. Figo Pet Insurance Doesn't Offer Routine Dental Illness Coverage
Figo does not cover preventative dental care that can vastly protect your pet's teeth, like routine dental cleanings and dietary dental supplements. With Embrace, you can be reimbursed for preventative dental coverage (including annual dental visits and cleanings, teeth brushing by a groomer or vet, or pet toothbrushes & toothpaste) with our routine care plan, Wellness Rewards.
19. No Annual Dental Exam Required with Embrace
In order to receive coverage for dental illnesses under Figo Pet Insurance’s plan, pets must undergo an annual dental exam at the owner’s expense. Embrace’s dental illness coverage doesn’t require any sort of annual checkup.
20. Embrace Doesn’t Charge Fees for Paying Annually
With Figo Pet Insurance’s policy, they charge a $10 “full pay fee” if the premium is paid annually. Embrace doesn’t believe you should be penalized for paying your premium in full – you’ll actually save $12 by paying annually as the $1 monthly service fee is waived.
21. Figo Pet Insurance Doesn’t Cover Pets Internationally
Figo Pet Insurance’s policy only covers pets in the United States and Canada. Embrace covers your pet wherever you travel, even when traveling internationally for up to six months.