I missed out on dental insurance because I was not aware of the enrollment period. I have not been to the dentist since I began school, partly because I was not aware of the enrollment periods. This semester I tried to get the dental insurance but I found out that the enrollment for current employees is in July.
Since I have been a graduate assistant for a couple of semesters now I am considered an old employee and cannot get insurance until the open enrollment in July. So now that I missed out on dental insurance I have to wait until next July to get myself on the list.
This just shows the importance of paying attention to dates and trying to figure things out as early as possible so that I do not miss out on important opportunities.