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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Covering The Bases

To revisit the summer's work life balance discussions here a bit, a further note of finality concerning my former employment was struck when I threw away my now invalid health plan cards. My son and I are lucky, we just switched to my husband's plan. Not everyone has that safety net, and a new study underscores just how untenable individual health insurance options are in this country. See Forbes, Private Health Insurance Hard to Get and Costly: "When people lose their health-care coverage, many turn to individual private insurance. But too many find private plans either unobtainable or unaffordable. . . ."

Something for law firms and other businesses to bear in mind in the work life balance equation: particularly for those availing themselves of part time alternatives in order to satisfy parental obligations, lack of health coverage is simply not an option.

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