Did you know that having your own health insurance can give you more flexibility when job-hunting?

1) It allows you to accept a part-time or contract position that doesn't provide health insurance benefits (but that might lead to a full-time job offer at some point).
2) It may make you more appealing to an employer who is concerned about the high cost of providing a full benefits package.
3) Having your own health insurance means you won't have to accept a position that you know really isn't a good fit but that you feel you have to take to get the insurance coverage.
4) You may be able to use the fact that you won't need a potential employer's health insurance as a bargaining chip in salary negotiations.

Additionally, when you own your benefits, you won't feel you have to stay in a job that you hate.