"... departees at all papers should request, require, and re-check their last paystub especially with regard to deductions for benefits coverage, non-used PTO or vacation pay, all insurances, and parking fees. Don’t pay for what you don’t get. History will repeat itself."
From comments, good advice on COBRA:
"Pick up your COBRA forms now and update your contact info."Also from comments, get everything you need out of your work computer before your last day:
"... do everything you need to do on the computer system -- print out contacts, calendars, copies of stories, etc. a day in advance. I was locked out of the system as I walked out the door on my last day and all of my information was purged instantly..."