Vebnet to offer benefit for carers

EXCLUSIVE: Vebnet will add Allianz Global Assistance’s family homecare plan into its benefits offering for employers.

The product, which will be available from 1 October, ensures employees will be looked after and assisted should they experience an accident or sudden illness. Partners and parents can also be added to the cover.

It offers a range of services, including:

  • Personal assistance.
  • Domestic assistance/household duties.
  • Prescription collection.
  • Escorting to medical appointments.
  • Ironing and laundry.
  • Preparation of light meals.
  • Shopping.

James Hall, head of healthcare and risk solutions at Vebnet Services, said: “We continually monitor employee benefit trends to ensure we design offerings that fit employees’ needs and lifestyles.

“While there are many health-related benefits available that provide cover for employees and immediate family members, very few employers offer employees the option to provide support and care for their parents.”

Phil Carr, head of business development at Allianz Global Assistance in the UK, added: “It has been an exciting challenge building this brand new product and officially marking the entry of Allianz Global Assistance into the UK homecare services market.”