Petplan, the UK’s leading pet insurance provider has teamed up with parent company Allianz Insurance to develop an HR and employment advice service for veterinary practices called Allianz Practice Protect.
Petplan’s experience of working closely with vets formed the basis of the development and design of a complete HR and employment advice service for veterinary practices. Allianz Practice Protect combines the law expertise of legal expenses insurance provider, Allianz Legal Protection and the HR know-how of its service partner, Employment Services Partnership (ESP), to offer a comprehensive business advice service for vets, which comprises:
- On-site HR and health & safety audits, used to construct specialist-designed action plans
- 24/7 telephone and email access to qualified solicitors and health & safety advisors
- Legal expenses insurance covering the cost of employee claims and prosecution under health & safety legislation
- Access to an online reference library containing HR documents, best practice guides and over 250 legally drafted document templates.
Steve Rowley, BTE business development manager at Allianz Legal Protection commented: “We have worked closely with our colleagues at Petplan to develop a service that specifically addresses the HR and employment issues facing vet practices as businesses. Allianz Practice Protect will provide vets with important access to up-to-the-minute advice and support to help them manage their business through an ever-increasing amount of legislation.”
Russell Guest, director at ESP added: “We have combined our individual strengths and specialisms to create a compelling proposition to the veterinary profession. For years the market has been demanding a truly service-led solution to their practice needs. This solution moves away from insurance advisors and instead offers City law firm standard advice – with the back-stop of insurance cover, if the worst happens.”