Pet Wellness Reimbursement
Many employers have shifted to either temporary or permanent work-from-home policies due to the pandemic. As a result, a large percentage of employees have spent more time at home and around their pets.
An essential part of the family, pets offer companionship and comfort, however, they also require care – which can be expensive and stressful. To help address the costs and stress of pet care, employers should offer a pet wellness reimbursement account.
Reimbursable pet expenses are determined by the employer and can be tailored to the employee’s specific needs. Benefit funds can be used for expenses such as food, grooming, training classes, pet insurance, boarding, and the purchase or adoption of a pet.
Appreciated by all pet owners, pet wellness reimbursements are a fringe benefit that gives employees the financial flexibility to improve the lives of their pets and even their own.
With BASIC's Fringe Benefit Accounts, employers can offer reimbursement funds for different lifestyle expenses including gender affirmation, fertility, pet wellness, and other similar expenses that aren’t included in traditional benefits packages. Learn more.