When members add their emergency contact's email address, they will be sent an email invite to connect through ePACT. Often, emergency contacts are not even aware that they have been listed, and this email gives them an opportunity to accept (or decline) this responsibility, while also verifying that their contact information is correct.

This is a great benefit to organizations as it allows them to contact emergency contacts directly, with urgent messages, to provide faster support in a crisis. As each member controls their own account, organization admins cannot turn this feature off. Members have the option to not email their contacts by selecting "Skip Email" when they add an emergency contact.