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How to Convince Your Employer to Offer Pet Insurance

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we all deserve to feel fulfilled and secure in our careers. Pet parents in particular know the struggle of earning enough to combat rising vet costs that make it difficult to give our dogs or cats the life they deserve. Many employers are beginning to understand how important pets are to their employees and have started offering related perks such as dog-friendly offices, pet-sitting reimbursement, and pet insurance plans for employees. In fact, experts predict that up to 69% of workplaces will offer some sort of pet-related health coverage in 2022 and beyond. If you’re interested in making a case for why your employer should offer pet insurance coverage for your team, we’ve got you covered!

Why should your workplace offer pet insurance?

  • Not just a trend. 2/3 of the modern workplace are pet owners. The most forward-thinking companies know this and have been adding pet insurance to their benefits. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, big players like Microsoft, Chipotle, and UPS are part of this movement.
  • Retains talent. The modern job market is competitive. Employers know this, and want to do everything they can to keep their most talented players. That’s why there’s no better time to request that pet insurance be added to your benefits package.
  • Pet parents, unite! For employees who have delayed children in favor of raising pets, pet insurance can offer additional benefits to those who do not have dependents in the traditional sense.
  • Financially smart. Overall, pet insurance is quite affordable to employers. It requires very little upfront payment on the company’s end and can provide a lifetime of assurance and calm to pet parents who worry about sudden vet emergencies.

Does your employer need even more convincing? We've made it easy for you. Get exclusive access to our Benefit Request Letter that outlines all the benefits of pet insurance. Simply copy the text, fill it out with your own info, and forward it to your boss or HR department to inquire about adding pet insurance to your benefits package.


Lizz Caputo is a Content Strategist at Figo, animal enthusiast, and owner of a rescued senior American Bully. Her hobbies include checking out new restaurants in her area, boxing, and petting dogs of all shapes and sizes.

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