Employees Need Pet Benefits from Employers

3 min read Feb 09, 2022

Work-from-home life has many pet parents prioritizing their pets.  In fact, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll and MetLife1, pet parents are considering making major changes to continue prioritizing pets, even after the return-to-office.

Return to Office Has Pet Parents Panicking

The Fast Facts:

  • 74% of pet parents are concerned about the financial impact of return to office
  • 23% are planning to take a pay cut and work remotely to care for their pet
  • 78% said returning to work in an office would negatively impact their pet
  • 2/3 of working pet parents are actively searching or considering changing jobs- with 51% citing pet benefits as a significant factor
  • 37% of pet parents are purchasing pet insurance to prepare for a return to office

How to Ask your Employer for Pet Insurance

Consider showing an HR manager, decision maker or higher-up the above statistics.  In addition, you may be able to point out that working from home means you are often spending more time with your pets.  

Offer the Benefits your Employees are Looking for

As the above figures may suggest, employees are looking for pet benefits, and they're willing to make a change if their employer won't provide them. Learn more about offering pet insurance to your employees.


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Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances.

1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.