We don’t have to tell you that Chicago and surrounding areas can be a pricey place to live – and the vet bills certainly follow suit. Pet insurance ensures that you can afford to give your best friend the best care no matter the cost.
Here are some of the more common fears we hear from our Illinoisan pet parents:
The Illinois landscape varies greatly from rural farmland, to bustling suburbs and busy metropolitan areas. No matter where you are in the state, pets and traffic can make for dangerous situations. If ever faced with one, pet insurance allows you to think about getting the quickest and best care for your pet instead of if you’ll even be able to afford it or not.
Unexpected accidents lurk just around the corner – from slipping on ice, ingesting something toxic, or swallowing a toy. You certainly can’t plan for the unexpected, but you can always be prepared with pet insurance.
Bodhi the Lab from Chicago
Vet Bills: $1,190
Embrace Reimbursed: $937.60
Puppies sure are curious. And they often explore the world through their mouths. Bodhi ate an electrical cord, and a month later, ate a toy! Both times required a trip to the ER, and both happened before his first birthday.
Sunee from Grayslake, Illinois
Vet Bills: $2,119
Embrace Reimbursed: $1,295.50
"Having Embrace Pet Insurance was not only helpful in this situation, but it's good to know that someone out there is helping to look out for my dogs - with four of them running around, incidents are going to happen, and it's comforting to know that they're covered."
Sorin the Scotty Hit by a Car in Chicago
Vet Bills: $5,504
Embrace Reimbursed: $3,979.81
"This was a very expensive ordeal, so we feel fortunate that we had the foresight to purchase insurance for him. Without it we'd be in a huge financial hole as his accident ended up costing about $5,500. Thanks to Embrace for helping us through that difficult time!"
Personalize a policy for your best bud (and budget) by picking your deductible, your annual maximum, and your reimbursement percentage. The cost of a pet insurance policy varies by breed, Zip Code, and a few additional factors.
Below are a few estimates to give you a better idea of what pet insurance might cost in Illinois.
|Dog||Mixed Breed||1||$30-$40 per month|
|Dog||Golden Retriever||3||$35-$45 per month|
|Dog||Labrador Retriever||5||$45-$55 per month|
|Cat||Domestic Shorthair||3||$20-$25 per month|
Estimates based on quotes by Embrace Pet Insurance
Embrace’s comprehensive pet insurance covers accidents, injuries, illnesses, and a whole lot of ruff stuff. (We even cover exam fees!) Details of our coverage can be found here.
Dental Accidents and Illnesses
Consultations & Tests
Accidents & Injuries
Procedures & Treatments
& So Much More
What’s Not Covered?
While no pet insurance covers pre-existing conditions – Embrace included – we do distinguish between curable and incurable pre-existing conditions and cover curable conditions after your pet is symptom- and treatment-free for 12 months.
We also do not cover cosmetic procedures (declawing, ear cropping, tail docking, etc.), breeding and whelping, DNA testing, or cloning.
For routine and preventative care, we offer a flexible Wellness Rewards plan, which is the purrfect complement to your insurance policy.
With Embrace, pet insurance is simple: Visit any vet, submit a claim, and we get to work reimbursing you.
We make the claims process so easy your pet could practically do it. Get an itemized invoice and the diagnosis from your vet and take a picture to submit. That's all you need when you submit your claim via your MyEmbrace customer account – because who has time to print and fax or snail mail? Voila. You’re done!
We even offer direct deposit so you can get reimbursed quicker.