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Are you trying to decide whether or not you should relocate for a new job offer? If so, you’re probably feeling tired, stressed, and burnt out. This is a major life decision that impacts both you and your significant other’s future.

We can help you make this transition smoother by offering health insurance plans that fit in perfectly with your current financial and life situation. We regularly save our customers between 30-60% on health insurance plans and cater to individuals from all walks of life. We have the insurance part covered; in the meantime, sit back, relax, and let us guide you with these expert tips.

13321450 - two male movers unload furniture and boxes from moving truckConsider your overall level of happiness

If you’re busy, you’re probably juggling quite a few responsibilities, including work, school, finances, and your relationship. This can cause you to neglect your overall level of happiness once you make the move. Despite the pressure you are feeling from your family and coworkers, take a moment to write out a pros and cons list of taking the new job. Even if the position pays more, will you be happy? Does it make financial sense to take the job if the cost of living is higher in the new location? Will you miss being around friends and family too much?

Try to picture who you will become at your new job and with your family in a new place. If you genuinely like this person, then make the jump.

Think about your partner’s needs

Before making the big decision, it’s important to take your partner’s needs into account, especially if they are currently working. If your spouse decides to make the move without receiving a new job offer first, this may put a financial strain on your relationship. Encourage your partner to start searching for work three to four months before the move.

Keep in mind that if you have young children, you’ll need to help your spouse find new credible childcare or a school in an unfamiliar area. Both your partner and you could experience culture shock in this new city, making it important to research the culture and values of a new city to determine if it will be the right fit for both of you.

Get ahead of the game

Arrange important documents like utility information and health insurance before you move. This will help you get a leg up on the move and avoid being drowned in excess paperwork and verification when you make it to your new home.

Once the little things are out of the way, don’t be afraid to embrace change and focus on the positive aspects of this new experience. If you are struggling with mental health, be patient with yourself and get the correct care you need. It’s completely normal to feel sad and homesick at first.

Foster professional development

Moving to a new city to get job experience can help broaden your resume. In addition, many companies don’t offer a relocation package without promising a significant promotion or raise.

Even if the offer seems too good to turn down, be sure to create a long-term plan with your employer. Some companies may offer international relocations — you’ll want to think about your plan to eventually come back to the States or relocate permanently. Your company may not be able to give you a solid answer about what will happen in the next five years, but you should be able to get a good idea based on your expertise and previous work experience.

Create a backup plan

Both you and your family may hate your new situation after a few months, making it important to come up with a Plan B. Seek advice from family members and industry specialists to create the perfect plan. One of these plans could include living with a family member for a short amount of time or renting an apartment while selling your home.

While seeking advice, avoid going to your boss because he or she may view the situation from a professional standpoint, while your friends and family members will have your best interests at heart. If you’re still struggling, we are happy to schedule a free consultation session to help you work out what insurance coverage will work best for your situation.

At Optimized Health Plans, we’re committed to your well-being and future. Although health insurance policies can be quite confusing, avoid discouragement. Our team can help you understand and get the most out of your health insurance plan. We specialize in helping Utah families navigate new health insurance policies to capture the most savings. Since our founding, we have helped many individuals and families in difficult life situations find the exact care they need at an affordable price point.

We can’t wait to use our knowledge to tailor our health insurance plans to fit your exact needs. There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to health insurance. We’re here to help you find the right insurance for you and your family.