We continue our series of posts on the perks / fringe benefits of large law firm life. Today we cover a rather important subject that we have not yet hit. From a tipster:
I really like your series of posts on this topic. As a rising 2L about to enter OCI season, I am curious to know which firms have nice fringe benefits and which ones have cut all possible corners to match market pay.
However, you seem to have left off the grand-daddy of ‘em all: healthcare! I would imagine different firms have different health care and dental benefits.
Now, we weren’t sure this would be that interesting a topic. We’d expect most top firms to have similarly top-shelf health insurance plans. But our tipster provided some anec-data that suggests otherwise:
I heard of one southern California litigatrix leaving one of the L.A. “Big 3″ for another because [of health insurance issues]. She had regular health problems, and the difference in health plans was significant to her well-being.
Very interesting. Maybe we should we all move to Cuba? Michael Moore says the health care over there is faboo.
Please discuss legal employers and their health care benefits, in the comments. Thanks.