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Four Benefits to Consider (Aside from Salary) When Searching for Your Next Assignment

When finding your next work assignment, there is more to consider than just salary. Along with examining your fit with company culture, you want to ask about your benefits package. Remember to learn more about these four benefits when deciding which assignment to take.

Health Insurance

Do you qualify for health insurance? Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many staffing agencies offer their permanent and temporary employees the qualifying minimum essential coverage to comply with ACA regulations. Being offered health insurance can reduce your costs for a policy that may otherwise be unaffordable. Since you are required by law to have health insurance, and because health insurance premiums continue rising, you most likely want to get a policy through your employer. Due to increased competition for top candidates, you may be able to negotiate lower premiums or increased coverage to reduce your overall costs.

Paid Time Off

Will you receive paid time off? For instance, ask how many vacation days, sick days, and personal days you are allowed. Also, determine how many days off you may have for maternity/paternity leave, adoption, bereavement, or other life-changing events. Additionally, find out when you are first able to take paid time off in case an unforeseen event happens.

Flexible Schedule

Can you work flexible hours? Deciding when you start and end your workday leaves room to take care of personal needs. Whether you have family responsibilities, doctor appointments, errands to run, or other commitments, you can plan your work schedule accordingly. Having a flexible schedule promotes a healthy work-life balance.

Retirement Plan

Are you eligible for a client company’s retirement plan? Under the Internal Revenue Code, you may be able to participate in a client company’s retirement plan if you were hired because of an agreement between the staffing agency and client company sponsoring the retirement plan; you work under the primary direction and control of the client company sponsoring the plan; and you work on a substantially full-time basis for at least one year, typically 1,000 hours. Unless the client company’s retirement plan specifically excludes temporary employees in its eligibility requirements, you should be able to participate.

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