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The do’s and don’ts of heart health

February is American Heart Month, which is a great reminder for all of us, even if you consider yourself to be fairly healthy individual, that it’s important to pay extra attention to your heart. Every 40 seconds, a person in the United States has a heart attack and heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths each year.1 Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your chances of experiencing a heart-related complication. Below are some helpful and harmful habits that may affect your heart health.

Posted on February 12, 2019 in Consumer Health & Wellbeing Wellness

Why young people need life insurance

Young people- you have a lot on your plate. You are focused on establishing a career path, you may be managing student loans, and you’re getting your life started. Because of this, life insurance isn’t at the forefront of your mind, although ironically, it is for these very reasons that you should be thinking about a life insurance policy.

Posted on February 06, 2019 in Consumer Health & Wellbeing Life Insurance

Your accident insurance not-to-do list

At Trustmark, we take great pride in protecting our policyholders from all sorts of bumps, bruises, scrapes, sprains and breaks. We understand that, sometimes, trouble finds you and you need to be protected from the out-of-pocket costs that come with an accident. However, if you go looking for trouble, that’s where you can run into, well… trouble.

Posted on April 26, 2018 in Accident Insurance Health & Wellbeing

Help Kick Stress to the Curb

Everybody deals with stress at some point or another, and it almost seems to be a given—nay, a badge of honor—in the modern world. While stress can have an immediate and tangible impact on your body, if it goes on too long, it can also lead to long-term effects such as lack of sleep, headaches, high blood pressure, and a weakening of the immune system. For National Stress Awareness Month, here are some tips to help you alleviate the tension:

Posted on April 17, 2018 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

Workplace stress costs $500 billion annually - here are three ways to help employees

There are plenty of ways employees can feel anxiety at work; tight deadlines, loads of work, budgeting constraints or just long hours. This, of course, doesn’t even take into account an employee’s personal life which can come with its own set of challenges. From work, to finances, to their personal lives, there is a lot that can cause stress for employees.

Posted on November 30, 2017 in Health & Wellbeing

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 coworker’s office supplies in Jell-O or hiding your significant other’s car keys may make 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 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

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