Infographic: Caregiving - the challenges and the solutions

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time of year when we recognize and celebrate the efforts of family caregivers. As we appreciate those efforts, it’s also important that we take time to understand the challenges that caregiving presents. For many Americans, caregiving is much more than lending a hand here and there, it’s effectively a second full-time job in terms of the hours they put in to caregiving. 
 

Posted on November 16, 2017 in Health & Wellbeing Industry

How hospitals and insurers can support caregiving

By: Dan Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Caregiving is a huge responsibility. For one in six U.S. employees, it is essentially a second job given the time and energy required to be a caregiver for a loved one.1 We recently took a look at how employers could support employees who are caregivers, but it’s not just employers who are trying to help; the healthcare industry and insurance carriers are on board too. Since November is National Family Caregivers Month, it’s the perfect time to show how this emphasis on supporting caregivers is paying dividends for patients, employees and their employers.

Posted on November 02, 2017 in Broker News Critical Illness Health & Wellbeing

April Fools: Don’t let employees be tricked by these common insurance misconceptions

Putting a co-worker’s office supplies in Jell-O or hiding your significant other’s car keys may have made for some harmless fun on April Fools’ Day but, when it comes to insurance, it’s not quite as much fun when things don’t turn out as you expected. To help make sure employees aren’t fooled by common misconceptions about insurance, we’ve compiled several ways employees may have the wrong idea about their options for protection.

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Employee Communication Health & Wellbeing

Take a small step today toward a healthy heart: 10 small healthy heart steps

Any step we take to a healthy heart is a good step. Often times, we feel it’s all or nothing when making changes to our lifestyle, but when it comes to our heart health, any improvement, even a small step matters. It would be great if we all had the fortitude to lose weight, exercise and eat healthier, instantaneously. The truth is there are small steps we can all take to have a healthier heart. And, maybe in taking those small steps, we will gain the motivation to make a few monumental steps next time.

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Health & Wellbeing

Cheers to a New Year! New Year’s resolutions start with a goal

New Year’s resolutions seem to fall into three categories; health, wealth and happiness. Setting a goal and a solid plan on how to achieve your resolution is the easy part. Getting to work on your New Year’s resolution and sticking to it is where we most often fail. Getting back on track to accomplish our New Year’s resolution is difficult but not impossible.

Posted on February 06, 2017 in Health & Wellbeing

Healthy Lifestyle Education Grants Funded by Trustmark: Schools say, “Thank You!”

Spaulding School Running Club, Spaulding Elementary School, Gurnee, Ill. -- As part of the Trustmark Companies, headquartered in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. we had the opportunity to provide funds for grants and programs to the United Way in community health, safety, education, and urban and cultural enrichment through our Trustmark Foundation.

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Health & Wellbeing

7 things you can do right now to be more productive in 2017

The start of a new year is an exciting time. You can look to the year ahead and see nothing but potential. But potential is just that; potential. Until it’s realized, it’s just a concept. So, to help you start capitalizing on all the opportunities you’ll have in the coming year, Fortune has a list of 7 things you can do right now to be more productive in 2017.

Posted on January 03, 2017 in Broker News Health & Wellbeing

Winter Holiday Travel Tips: Planning a winter trip?

Whether you’re travelling by plane, train or automobile, travelling during the winter near the holidays requires planning. It’s a busy time of year at airports, train stations and on our roadways. And, a great time of year to travel to visit friends and family for the holidays or vacation during school and business closings. Plan ahead and follow these travel tips to reduce winter holiday travel dilemmas and stress, and have a more enjoyable experience getting to your destination.

Posted on December 22, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Holiday Pet Safety Tips: Care for them like family!

With so many exciting changes taking place this time of year in our homes, holiday pet safety may not be top of mind. But, it’s important to remember that fragrant trees, bright colored lights, shiny ornaments and packages delivered daily, might spell danger to our curious pets. Staying informed about potential hazards during the holiday season will keep your pet safe, healthy and happy.

Posted on December 15, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

‘Tis the Season: Delicious, healthy holiday recipes!

It’s a wonderful time of year to celebrate the season with family, friends and co-workers. This year, get ahead of the game by planning a few healthy low-calorie appetizer and dessert dishes. Healthy bites that look and taste good can be great for everyone to enjoy! We know that a holiday buffet filled with fried, sugary, and high-caloric dishes can make us feel sluggish and tired. During the busiest time of year, it makes sense to try to take care of ourselves by eating healthy, getting plenty of rest and sticking to our exercise routine

Posted on December 08, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

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