I am extremely fortunate to work for an agency that still provides health benefits to their permanent employees who work more than 24 hours/week. Ideally, I would love to work 16 or 20, but I work 25 hours a week with this employer in order to maintain access to the benefit plan.
I realize that not everyone has access to a benefit plan, but if you do, you should make sure you are using it!
By using your benefits, you could be using services like:
- Glasses or Contacts
- Optical Services
- Personal Counselling
- Prescription Drugs
I've already booked monthly massages for November and December in order to make use of my benefit plan. Take a look into the details of yours, and make sure you are using them!