Activ4Pets, providers of online and mobile platforms that give pet parents easy access to their pet’s health information along with web-based veterinary consultations, today announced the launch of its corporate partnership program. The program allows companies to provide employees with access to a suite of veterinary and pet health management tools, including low cost e-consults with licensed veterinarians.
According to a 2015 Nielsen Harris Survey, 65% of millennials and 71% of gen x’ers own pets, with 95% of US pet owners viewing pets as part of the family. A 2016 Pet-Friendly Workplace PAWrometer Banfield Pet Hospital survey of 1,006 employees and 200 Human Resources decision makers (HRDMs) found that over 80% percent of those surveyed believed a pet friendly workplaces led to increased productivity, more company loyalty, and lower employee stress levels. Activ4Pets presents employers the opportunity to offer a unique, comprehensive, and compassionate pet friendly benefit that not only helps employees more easily engage with their pet’s health, but also helps control and minimize pet related employee absenteeism.
“We’ve long had a great partnership with Activ Doctors Online, using their human telemedicine platform to help our organization improve healthcare communications while saving time and money. When Florent Monssoh (CEO of Activ Doctors Online and Activ4Pets) introduced us to Activ4Pets, his new telemedicine platform for pets and pet owners, we immediately saw the value it would provide our organization,” said Ed Martinez, CIO of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. “As a progressive workplace, we want to provide our employees with the latest benefits that improve and enrich all aspects of their lives, and that includes taking care of their pets. Our employees get peace of mind knowing they can connect with a veterinarian even when pet emergencies occur during work hours, and we reduce unnecessary employee absenteeism. Our employees are less stressed, we increase overall productivity, which all add up to better patient care and a happier medical team.”
Through the corporate partnership program, annual subscriptions to Activ4Pets are available for just $12/person/year.
A Flexible, Comprehensive Benefit
Activ4Pets’ mobile and web platform allow employees to take control and engage with their pet’s health from anywhere. Activ4Pets gather and organize users’ pet health history directly from vet records and organizes them into easily accessible online accounts. The secure platform offers built in tools that allow pet parents to maintain medication reminders, checkup dates, and track every aspect of their pet’s health.
For employees that frequently travel, Activ4Pets offers geolocation based guides to local emergency vet care, groomers, boarders, and pet friendly venues – helping to make traveling with their pets stress free. For employees that leave their pets at home, Activ4Pets allows them to share their pet’s health history, medication needs, and emergency contact information with care providers, directly from the Activ4Pets platform.
“As a dedicated pet parent and company executive on the go, I use Activ4Pets mobile app to stay proactive about my senior cat’s health and save money by avoiding redundant lab tests and unnecessary vet costs in emergency cases. Activ4Pets is the new pet health benefit we want progressive pet friendly companies to offer their employees nationwide. We already have several large corporation partners who offer their employees Activ4Pets’ mobile health tool as a low cost, money/time/life-saving all-in-one online solution for their pets,” said Kimberly Heeney, VP of Operations
Reduce Absenteeism, Minimize Stress
A standard veterinary office visit can take hours, time employees must take out of their workday, especially for emergency situations. The cost of absenteeism isn’t just lost productivity and revenue, it’s increased stress for management and employees alike. With Active4Pets, employees have access to on demand e-consults with licensed veterinarians who can advise on a myriad of pet health issues in as little as 15 minutes. Even if pets must receive treatment at a veterinary office, Activ4Pets can help reduce the need for costly and time consuming in office follow-ups. The corporate partnership program includes one free e-consultation per user per year, with additional sessions available for $25 each.
Activ4Pets also offers medical reviews from specialists that can provide unbiased, evidence-based expert second opinions. This service can potentially save employees money, time, and even the life of their pet in complex cases. One specialist consult per year is included, with additional reviews available for $95 per case. Opinions are delivered within 48 hours, and come from a board-certified specialist veterinarian.
All e-consultations and case reviews are encrypted, HIPAA level compliant, and get archived within the pet’s health record for easy review. Best of all, they are available to employees at convenient hours, minimizing the need for time off from work. For employers wanting to take control of pet related absenteeism – Active4Pets is the ideal solution. Every minute of the workday employees aren’t worrying about the health of their pet is another minute they can spend making their company a success.
“Activ4Pets is the new communication tool that connects pet parents to a comprehensive array of pet care services needed year-round and sends smart health tips (push notifications) to remind pet owners how to keep their pets active, healthy and happy.” said Dory Andraos, VP of Marketing.