LifeCare Elevates Support For Member's Pet Needs With New whiskerDocs Partnership

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Lifestyle News
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Discounts on personalized, 24/7 veterinary services now instantly accessible to any LifeCare member.

SHELTON, Conn., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- whiskerDocs has partnered with the country's leading work-life provider,

LifeCare, to provide 24/7 pet telehealth support for members and their pets. Via the partnership, LifeCare can also offer its members significant discounts on whiskerDocs' helpful services across phone, chat, or email.

With whiskerDocs telehealth services, members receive immediate help for their pet – without the need to leave home. After being contacted, whiskerDocs veterinary team members assess the unique circumstances of each case, then identify those that truly need immediate veterinary intervention.

In almost 80% of cases, pets can be seen during a regularly scheduled visit or treated at home with watchful care instead of requiring an emergency veterinary visit. This represents enormous time savings for members and their employers.

"In an environment where people view their pets as family members, pet parents want access to reliable, trustworthy support," says Trevor Page, President and co-founder of whiskerDocs. "For LifeCare members at work, offering telehealth support not only improves their productivity and retention, but it also gives them comfort knowing their company is providing a pet-friendly atmosphere."

In a recent survey, LifeCare found that more than 65% of its members have a pet at home. Those survey respondents also indicated they often conduct general web searches in order to find pet answers. Recognizing that getting care for those pets can be difficult, confusing and time-consuming, LifeCare established their partnership with whiskerDocs to offset those challenges.

"We saw a great need among our members for pet medical support," says Peter Burki, CEO of LifeCare. "Now, thankfully, whiskerDocs will provide the cost-saving veterinary answers they need anytime, day or night. It's really a win/win partnership for all!"

About whiskerDocs Headquartered in Skokie, IL, whiskerDocs supports close to 800,000 pet parents throughout North America, offering telephone support, email, and live chat services. Since 2012, whiskerDocs has been providing advice for behavior, emergency, wellness care, training, and questions about symptoms. Visit whiskerdocs.com/partners to learn more.

About LifeCare LifeCare provides employer-sponsored work-life benefits to 61,000 clients, including Fortune 500 companies and large branches of the federal government, representing 100 million members nationwide. In addition to work-life benefits, LifeCare also provides a full suite of solutions that save members time with personal life needs such as Backup Care Connection (emergency backup care services), Senior Care Management (senior care and safety assessments), Homework Connection (tutoring), Mothers@Work (lactation consultation for new mothers), and BenConnect (intergrated benefits management). LifeCare also operates LifeMart, an online discount shopping website that provides real savings on everyday products and needs. LifeCare is headquartered in Shelton, CT.

 

SOURCE whiskerDocs



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