Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Responding to popular demand, Pathway Vet Alliance has sweetened employee benefits throughout its network of more than 270 veterinary hospitals.
Starting Jan. 1, the Austin, Texas, company will match 25% of an employee’s 401(k) contribution over the first 4% of eligible pay. For example, if an employee earning $1,000 a week puts 4% of gross pay, or $40, into his or her 401(k), Pathway will deposit an additional 25%, or $10.
In addition, Pathway reported:
- The launch of family care benefits through Bright Horizons.
- A veterinary-specific employee assistance program through SupportLinc.
- A partnership with fertility benefits provider Carrot.
- A student loan refinancing program through Tuition.io.
Coming soon is a tuition reimbursement program for selected employees.
Many of Pathway’s 7,500 employees requested enhanced benefits.
“Feedback from our team members is paramount and is driving many key changes in our employee total reward offerings,” said Andrea Clayton, the company’s chief people officer. “In our most recent survey of employees, a 401(k) program was by far the most desired employee benefit.”
“Our team members’ feedback was instrumental in being able to launch our new 401(k) match program.”
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