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The ties between financial, mental and physical health – and what it means for employers

Most would classify insurance as a financial industry. And, they wouldn’t be wrong. At its core, insurance is a financial transaction where people and organizations pay for financial protection from the unexpected. Looking at it that way, however, is also a bit of a simplistic approach. Especially when it comes to employee benefits, brokers and employers need to look closely at the ways that financial, mental and physical health are all interconnected and how all of these impact the workplace.

Posted on November 01, 2018 in Industry Wellness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Reduce your risk

Every October, we celebrate the strength of those coping with breast cancer and come together in our shared mission to find a cure. In an ideal world, we’d wish that no one would have to cope with breast cancer in the first place; and, with that in mind, we’ve compiled several ways that you can help reduce your risk.

 

Posted on October 18, 2018 in Critical Illness Wellness

Your insurance cheat sheet

Insurance isn’t always easy to understand. In fact, for many it can be downright confusing and a lot of consumers don’t understand their benefits.  A survey found that only 7% of employees could define four basic health insurance concepts: plan premium, deductible, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximum. Below are some common insurance terms that can sometimes trip consumers up, along with simple definitions to help provide a better understanding.

Posted on June 08, 2018 in Life Insurance Wellness

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

Education is key to breaking bad financial habits

By: David Flores, Vice President, Strategic Growth Ventures

Old habits die hard. It’s well-documented that we, as people, tend to stick to what we’re used to. We develop behaviors that are hard to change. When it comes to finances, it’s no different. Maybe someone you know of is constantly running up credit card debt or, on the other hand, maybe you know someone who is a stickler for carefully tracking every financial transaction. 

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Employee Communication Wellness

Maximizing cost savings with wellness and voluntary benefits

For many employers, the words “cost savings” are music to the ears. It’s those words, “cost savings”, which draw so many employers to both wellness programs and voluntary benefits. But, to maximize the rewards from wellness and voluntary benefits, employers need to be familiar with what drives cost savings for both programs: personalized communication.

Posted on March 29, 2017 in Employee Communication Industry Wellness

A Global Day of Giving – #GivingTuesday

Trustmark Voluntary is proud of the way our associates share their many gifts year-round with so many wonderful causes.

Read about their generosity, talent, love and kindness this #GivingTuesday. 

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

Tips for a safe and happy Halloween

Who doesn’t love to dress up? Candy hand-outs, crazy costumes, and the excitement of autumn get big and little kids all pumped up. As the nights get longer and the days get cooler, our minds turn to tricks – and treats! Make sure your Halloween fun is safe and accident-free with these tips for the whole family.

Posted on October 28, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

Effective wellness plans correlate with high stock performance

It’s not always easy to measure the effectiveness of a wellness program. There can be so many factors that influence company performance that trying to discern the direct impact of wellness is a challenge. One way to measure the effects of a healthier, happier workforce, is to look at the big picture rather than the details. And, in looking at the big picture, recent studies have shown there are benefits to a company’s bottom line with an effective wellness program.

Posted on June 24, 2016 in Industry Wellness

6 ways that pets boost health and well-being

They may be four-legged, furry, and greet you when you come home and now, as findings have shown, they’re even good for your health. We’re talking, of course, about pets. As it turns out, owning a pet has a number of health benefits. So, if you’re on the fence about adding a furry friend to your life or just looking for another reason to love the pet(s) you already have, an article from our sister company, HealthFitness, spells out 6 ways that pets boost health and well-being.

Posted on April 07, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

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