Open enrollment season is coming soon for most employees, and many aren't looking forward to what can be an arduous process.
In fact, 23 percent of American workers say they'd rather clean their toilets than research benefit options, according to a recent survey by Aflac, the largest provider of supplemental insurance. Taking the time to choose the right health plan for you and your family, though, can pay off.
"Most workers don't pay close attention because they see it as a few hundred dollars taken from their paycheck each month," said Matthew Owenby, chief human resources officer at Aflac. "But if they considered that open enrollment is really a $2,000 to $5,000 decision that they are making for next year, they might be more careful with their choices."
Here's what to keep in mind as you read over your benefits this fall.