Sept. 24, 2014
By Tammy Fisher, Director of Product Management for Life and Disability

LIAM-1Every September, Life Insurance Awareness Month serves as an opportunity to help remind us of the value of life insurance to individuals and their families. For the most part, the efforts made to raise awareness in September and throughout the year have been successful; 85 percent of consumers agree that most people need life insurance.1 Strangely, despite awareness about the need for life insurance, less than half of middle market consumers age 25 to 64 have individual life insurance coverage.2

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Sept. 22, 2014

payslipThe Senate and House of Representatives in the State of New Hampshire have enacted a bill which adds contests and sweepstakes that are conducted in connection with the marketing and promotion of insurance products as exceptions to the anti-rebating law. The exceptions amend RSA 402:4.

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Sept. 18, 2014
By Dan Johnson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

486488359While reading the findings released this month from a LIMRA study on mid-market consumers, I was surprised that the ownership of permanent life insurance, and life insurance in general for that matter, continues to decline in the U.S. To think that only half of middle class Americans , less than half actually, have a permanent life insurance policy to fall back on if needed.1 According to some studies, 44 percent of Americans identify themselves as middle class – that’s about 140 million people.2 And only half have permanent life insurance – WOW!

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Sept. 16, 2014

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Ben, on the far right, and his son’s basketball team. (Larger image below)

Meet one of our Customer Case Supervisors, Benjamin Simpson, who was recently promoted in our newly restructured Customer Care department. Ben has been part of the Trustmark family for 6 years, and he’s one of the friendly voices you’ll hear when you call in to Trustmark with questions or to make requests regarding your policy.

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Sept. 12, 2014
By Dan Johnson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

JohnKeenanJohn Keenan, a longtime friend and supporter of Trustmark Voluntary Benefits Solutions, lost his battle with cancer and heart disease on Sept. 3. I had the pleasure of knowing John for many years and in multiple capacities. He was a great leader of the company he founded, a firm believer in the business of insurance, a mentor and a true friend. Most of all, John was a kind and caring man.

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Sept. 5, 2014
By RAE Egleston, Second Vice President, National Sales

payslipGiven the state of the economy and with all the changes put in place by healthcare reform, employers are constantly looking for ways to cut healthcare costs and run their businesses more efficiently. And rightly so.

Employers use voluntary benefits to help with cost-containment in a number of ways. First, they can expand benefits packages at no additional cost to the employer. Even better, employees want these benefits and can be more productive and loyal just by having them.

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