ICMIF member Vaudoise Assurances (Switzerland), has launched a range of products and services which it says are complementary to the mutual’s existing insurance business. Specifically, these include the development of new service ecosystems for individuals and companies in the areas of health, animals, assistance and administrative services for companies. The development of these activities sits side by side with the traditional insurance business of Vaudoise as part of the organisation’s strategy of introducing complementary products and services.
CEO of the Vaudoise Group, Jean-Daniel Laffely, said: “La Vaudoise is committed to developing its ecosystems and offering new services to its policyholders, but also to businesses or individuals who are not yet customers. These services, created to complement the Group’s activities, meet the current needs of our existing client community and the general public.”
Launch of the “Animalia” platform
The “Animalia” platform offers animal insurance cover and other value-added services to meet the needs of pet owners. In addition to health and accident insurance for dogs and cats, Animalia offers value-added services related to the pet sector. The ecosystem of complementary products and services available (or soon to be available) on the platform is intended to meet the needs of the “petlover” community and thus provide them with simple, qualitative and personalised solutions. Designed for use mainly on mobile phones, the Animalia platform has been revamped and already offers, in the form of a subscription, a home delivery service of healthy and quality food for the wellbeing of dogs and cats. Other complementary services will be offered via the mobile platform in the future.
Support for companies through complex issues
The “Corporate Health Services” initiative, developed by Vaudoise Services, offers companies a range of absence prevention and management services as well as health-related training, thanks to the support of ten associated partners which are experts in various aspects of corporate health. Whether or not companies are currently clients of Vaudoise, these new services aim to support organisations which find themselves in difficult and complex situations and where specialised expertise and skills are required.
The solutions on offer to companies include, for example, initiating a mediation process for an employee in a conflict situation; designing a workstation layout ranging from ergonomics to the adaptation of the specific requirements for a particular business; preventing work stoppages; and helping to resolve conflict in the workplace through coaching. From 2021, it is envisaged that thematic events around corporate health services will be offered by these companies which will be open to all.