Jesse Gelsomini in the Houston Chronicle: Sixel - Don't let savings on health care slip away
This isn't the flashiest column of the year. Or the funniest. But it may be the one that saves you the most money.
That's because this is the time of the year that a big official-looking envelope from your employer's human resources department shows up in your mailbox. The information on health care and other employee benefit choices is dense, full of small print and, let's face it, boring.
If you're like most of us, there are too many things on your plate, and it's easy to put the packet aside. Don't do that. Instead, spend some time going through every detail. The hour or two you spend could save thousands of dollars...
Even if you're not intending to change your health care plan, take a close look at this year's offerings, said Jesse Gelsomini, an employment lawyer who specializes in employee benefits at Haynes and Boone in Houston. The cost and what is covered - whether it's a PPO or health maintenance organization or high-deductible health plan - may have changed significantly from last year.
Excerpt from the Houston Chronicle, Nov. 10, 2011. To view the full article, click here.