3 reasons why employers should prioritize pet insurance

Christel Deskins

There’s at least one feel-good story that has risen from the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: animal shelters are empty. Thousands of dogs and cats have been fostered or adopted by people shifting to remote work lifestyles. Now there are many new pet parents out there who view their pet […]

There’s at least one feel-good story that has risen from the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: animal shelters are empty. Thousands of dogs and cats have been fostered or adopted by people shifting to remote work lifestyles. Now there are many new pet parents out there who view their pet as something more than just a furry friend: family.

Employers should consider how they can support pet parents in their organization through pet insurance or other benefits as they welcome these new family members into their homes. What’s more, rising employee pet parenting is actually good news for companies: 50% of employees who work with their pets report being more productive.

Read more: Working from home has improved employees’ connections to their pets

Helping employees prepare for important life events like getting a pet is a core purpose of benefits packages. However, traditional perks and benefits plans aren’t always designed with pet parents in mind. As employers rethink benefits packages with a changing work environment and financial priorities, here are three reasons why employers should consider incorporating pet insurance — and other pet-friendly benefits — into their benefits packages.

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