Follow these steps to ensure you don't lose your health insurance and other important benefits, too.
Losing your job can be a shock. But keeping your head and following a few simple steps will help ensure you get as much value from work benefits as you deserve. Most importantly, it may also help you keep your health insurance after employer-sponsored coverage ends.
Even though you may think that your new job search should take priority, be sure to address all benefits-related issues before leaving work for the last time. Considering that just one medical crisis in the family can wipe out your savings if you are uninsured, even a short lapse in health coverage may be risky.
This Action Plan is intended to help you handle a challenging time - and hopefully avoid a few missteps along the way. Please be aware that this is an overview, not a comprehensive blueprint covering every situation.