A celebration of strength for those who fight

In our blog earlier this month, Erica Flament shared the story of her courageous battle against breast cancer. In it, she noted that “Cancer carries this big stigma of being sick, scary and sad,” a sentiment that is true in many cases. But, right afterwards, Erica also noted that, “It can be true, but it’s all in the lens in which you choose to view it.” We found that message inspiring and, in that spirit, wanted to encourage others to remember that Breast Cancer Awareness Month isn’t just to bring awareness about breast cancer prevention, or the devastation caused by breast cancer. It’s not served as a reminder for those of you who have been through it—even though it may feel like it. It can be a celebration of the strength. It’s all in the lens in which you choose to view it.

Posted on October 27, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Blog series: If Self-Funding needed a wingman, it would be Voluntary Benefits

By: Dan Johnson, Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions, Vice President, Sales and Marketing & Chris O’Dwyer, CoreSource, Senior Regional Sales Director

In this series we will explore the many benefits and reasons so many employers are self-funded, especially in an era of healthcare reform and double-digit rising healthcare costs. For employers, their benefit plans can be a nightmare of cost containment strategies and employee retention, but maybe they need to better understand the value of a little caped crusader named voluntary benefits.

Posted on October 20, 2016 in Broker News Industry

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Lessons learned from surviving breast cancer

One of the best ways to learn about yourself is to push your limits. And sometimes, even if you don’t want it, life throws you a curveball and ends up testing your limits anyway. While no one ever wants to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, those who survive can teach us a lot about life and overcoming adversity. Trustmark’s Erica Flament , Senior Manager in our Premium and Billing Department was strong enough to overcome breast cancer and kind enough to share her story and the lessons she learned from her battle. Below is Erica’s story in her own words:

Posted on October 11, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Trustmark

Life Insurance Awareness Month – Living benefits

Purchasing life insurance means making a promise to loved ones that when you’re not around, you’ll still be able to support them. This is undeniably true, but many people only see life insurance in this light and, thus, tend to see it as a one-trick pony. While protecting your family after you’re gone is undeniably a key feature of what life insurance provides, it’s also selling it short. One of the many great things about life insurance is that policies can provide other benefits throughout the course of a policyholder’s life, sometimes referred to as “living benefits”. 

Posted on September 28, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Life Insurance

Life Insurance Awareness Month – What does a promise look like?

Purchasing life insurance, in many ways, is like making a promise. It’s a promise to look after your family when you’re no longer around. It’s a promise made for a day in the future but, when that time comes, what does the fulfillment of that promise look like? The McNeely family was generous enough to share their story about what it’s like to have the security of a life insurance policy in challenging times.

Posted on September 28, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Life Insurance

Life Insurance Awareness Month – How much life insurance do I need?

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month which means you’re bound to hear plenty about how important it is to have life insurance. But, sometimes the tricky question isn’t, “Do I need life insurance?” The question is, “How much life insurance do I need?” While there isn’t a hard-set answer or formula to this tricky question, there are several things you can take into consideration to help give yourself a better sense of what you need.

Posted on September 15, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Life Insurance

3 ways to make going back to school a breeze

As summer winds down there is a sense of dread for some kids and parents; that’s right, school is almost back. So, while parents and children run out to the store to pick up supplies or dig in to coordinating after school care and carpooling, we’ve put together a few tips to ease the stress and make going back to school a breeze.

Posted on August 12, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Healthcare costs still rising

| By: Ryan Paddack, Senior Account Executive |

The trend of rising healthcare costs is nothing new. In 2010, the cost of healthcare was increasing at a rate of nearly 12 percent annually.1 In the years since, this rate has dropped off, but still continues on an upward trend. Thus far in 2016, the cost of healthcare has dipped to an 8 percent rate of growth.1 Though the decreasing rate of growth is a positive sign, the fact remains that healthcare costs are growing, presenting challenges for consumers and employers alike.

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Broker News Industry

Who says insurance can’t be cool?

By: Christin Kuretich, Director, Product & Innovation |

“Insurance is the most exciting, forward-thinking industry in the world!”

“When I grow up, I can’t wait to work in insurance.”

“Insurance carriers totally understand my needs and are looking out for my best interests.”

Are your eyebrows raised? Making a skeptical face? These statements don’t sound familiar? You’re telling me you haven’t heard anyone say these things before? I’m shocked!

Posted on July 27, 2016 in Broker News Industry

Healthy Grilling Recipes

Well, it’s that time of year. Hot summer days, flowers in full bloom, and the smell of burgers on the grill. Grilling is not just an easy way to keep the house cool, it can also boast some yummy, and quick, dinner ideas to help you stay lean and trim this summer.

Posted on July 08, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

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