Put Your Benefits To Use – Before The End Of The Year Each year you get a certain number of company health care benefits to use to help improve your overall health and well-being. And, each year, many people leave these benefits until the very end of December, upon which they try and cram those appointments in, using up what they are entitled to. It’s time for a change . Start considering spreading those benefits out, using them over the course of the next 6 months, rather than over just one month alone. Here are the reasons to consider putting those benefits to good use during the spring, summer, and fall months as well. Increased Chance Of Maxing Out Your Benefits The first reason to start using those benefits before December hits is to help increase the chances that you can use all that you are entitled to. Depending on your own specific benefit plan, you may find it too hard to use up all the resources you have available in just a few weeks. After all, you only have so much free time so going for 10 massages for instance over the course of a month may be a bit much. Remember that your benefits will not be transferable to the next year or to loved ones who could go for you, so plan ahead. This will give you enough time to make use of them. Preferred Scheduling Times Another reason to start using your benefits before the end of the year is because it’ll allow you to get more preferred scheduling times for your appointments. With so many people waiting until last minute, the year-end months tend to be a very busy time for service providers. This goes for massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and even dentists may be booking up more heavily during the final months. This can mean that if you want to use up those benefits, you have to be very accommodating with your schedule. Use them earlier in the year when these professionals are less busy and it’ll be far easier for you to manage them during your own preferred hours. Improved Health Finally, the last reason to make sure that you are going for your appointments before the end of the year is up is because it’ll help give you a health boost throughout the year rather than all in one dose. For instance, schedule one massage a month throughout the year if you have the coverage available. You’ll look forward to that all month long and with each one you go for, you’ll experience a nice bout of relaxation. If you happen to suffer from tension related issues such a tension headaches or back pain, this could also help you side-step those long-term injuries as well. So don’t let your benefits build up. Start making an effort to spread them over the course of the year. There are so many good reasons for doing this, but yet, people simply do not take advantage of it. About the Author: FHMatch , all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments|Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance|