If your employer offered you hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year, you wouldn’t turn it down. But you could be leaving that much money on the table if you don’t understand and fully access the workplace benefits that form a significant part of your total rewards.
That’s why getting to know your benefits plan better should be high on your list when you make your New Year’s resolutions. Here are 10 things you can do that will help unlock the full value of your benefits plan
1. Read the benefits summary
The first step is to review the benefits summary you received when you were hired. You may be able to access additional information online. If you and your spouse (or partner) each have a plan at work, review both plans and see where there are overlaps and gaps.