Fall is about more than pumpkin spice and leather boots. The season also marks the open enrollment period for health insurance plans. Thus, this is the perfect time to rethink the benefits you are using at your job. In the United States, 63% of workers are leaving money on the table by not taking full advantage of health and wellness benefits offered by their jobs, according to a Career Builder study.
Keep reading for some of the biggest benefits you might be missing out on at work, and when you finish this article, shoot a quick email to your boss to ask about signing up for more.
1. Counseling Services
Counseling is an employee benefit that oftentimes goes unused. Many employers offer some form of mental health counseling, whether over the phone or in person. These benefits typically cover a small number of sessions each month free of charge, or at a reduced rate. When you first start a job, these services might be discussed specifically for suicide prevention or counseling after a traumatic event.
With a bit of digging however, you might learn that your job covers therapy sessions regardless of the