Ok, so we’ve shared quite a bit about travel insurance so that may be what came to mind first,
but have you thought about how your health and life insurance could come into play, too?
Since the thought of needing your life insurance is not too pleasant a thought, let’s focus instead on how your summer vacation can boost your health, thereby potentially cutting down on your out-of-pocket health insurance costs.
As was so wisely pointed out in HealthNet’s briefing a few days ago:
“taking a vacation not only can be fun, but it also can bring a variety of health benefits.”
HealthNet’s blog lists four benefits to taking at least one vacation each year:
- Decrease in Heart Disease
- Decrease in Depression
- Decreased Stress
- Improved Productivity
We also found a USA Today article that added “Creativity and Innovation Benefits”
to the above list:
“workers get many of their best ideas away from the job. Without the pressure to respond to each crisis that arises, workers have the opportunity to consider innovative approaches,” per Robert Kriegel, author of “How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard.”
This article also pointed out the bigger economic benefits to your vacation:
According to the 2009 International Vacation Deprivation Study, commissioned by travel service company Expedia “when employees take vacations, businesses and the economy benefit.”
What we found really disappointing about both of these study-referencing articles
is that none told us how long vacations need to be in order to reap these benefits.
So, we’ve decided to do our own informal study:
- How long do you have to be on vacation before you see any of the benefits outlined above? AND
- Do you see any other benefits that we missed?
Please share your insights in the comments section below or on our facebook page.
Of course, if we have inadvertently prompted you to remember that you need health,
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