Pets may lead to better health for you – make sure their health is taken care of, too
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Did you know pets can positively impact your employees’ health? Pets can help humans exercise and increase socialization, as well as decrease cholesterol/triglyceride levels, blood pressure, feelings of loneliness, depression and obesity.1 And, when you consider that about 66% of employees have pets,2 keeping them healthy can be important given how much pets can impact the health of employees and their families.
Pet insurance is quickly becoming a widely requested benefit. Designed to help ease employee financial worries, pet insurance may also help employers increase retention, attract top talent and improve culture.
Based on a recent study,3 pet-inclusive benefit policies create deeper connections, while increasing attraction, engagement, retention and reliability.
- Satisfaction – over 15% have an increase in satisfaction with their employer.
- Appreciation – over 17% have a higher appreciation for their employer benefits.
- Retention – over 14% would decline a job offer unless pet insurance was offered.
- Attraction – over 19% are more likely to recommend their employer to others.
In recognition of the correlation between pet ownership and better health, UnitedHealthcare is excited to announce a new pet insurance plan from Figo that can help employees find quality veterinary care at an affordable price.
Figo offers 3 pet insurance plans, a wellness selection and customizable deductible and reimbursement options. Since these plans are based on a reimbursement model, patients may visit any licensed veterinary practice, emergency hospital or specialist anywhere in the world.
As a Figo pet parent, enrolled employees will receive access to Live Vet 24/7 chat via the Figo Pet Cloud mobile app. When an urgent pet medical question arises, they can connect with a licensed veterinary professional anytime, anywhere. This benefit is included with all policies. The Live Vet 24/7 chat feature can also be added as a low-cost, standalone option in place of a pet insurance offering.
For questions and more information, please contact your UnitedHealthcare representative.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 15, 2020.
- Extensis, 6/17/19.
- HABRI. 2018,“The Impact of Pets: At Work and Beyond.”