Fireworks safety – Enjoy the Fourth without injury

The Fourth of July is a great time to have a cook out, lounge by the pool, check out a parade and, of course, light off some fireworks. Injuries, however, shouldn’t have a place in your holiday celebrations. So, to help make sure the Fourth of July is injury free for you, your family and your pets, we’ve tracked down some fireworks safety tips to help make sure you can enjoy the fun while being safe.

Posted on June 30, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

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

How to communicate with a diverse workforce

| By: Amanda Emery, Associate Director, Online & Broker/Employer Marketing |

The beauty of a diverse workplace is that it offers a multitude of different ideas from people with different perspectives, and that variability is needed for any company. However, with that, comes a variety of unique experiences and preferences, which affect the way those people think, act and learn.

Posted on June 17, 2016 in Employee Communication Enrollment

As medicine evolves, so should critical illness insurance

Studies have found that cancer patients pay, on average $1,266 a month out-of-pocket for treatment.2 Though that number is astounding, it’s only expected to increase. Newer oral medication therapies in conjunction with, or as a replacement to, chemotherapy are proving to be an effective type of treatment. With these new medications come increased costs; on average, drugs introduced in 2014 were six times more expensive than cancer therapies that were launched in 2000.2

Posted on June 10, 2016 in Critical Illness Industry

Meet the staff – Brittany Peterson

Brittany Peterson – Customer Care Supervisor by day, snow-boarding mother of a two year-old by night. Brittany has spent the last four years at Trustmark helping our employees provide the best in customer care while still maintaining plenty of energy for her exciting life at home.

Posted on June 02, 2016 in Meet the Staff Trustmark

Should you bargain shop for disability insurance?

| By: Pamela Handmaker, Senior Director, Product and Innovation |

To know me is to know that I love a bargain. Clothes, kids toys and my favorite organic strawberries on sale? I’m all in – especially the strawberries.

Posted on May 24, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Why you need income protection, even if you think you don’t

Just one percent of people believe they will be out of work for more than three months when, in actuality, more than 25 percent will become disabled before they retire.1,2 Clearly, there’s a gap between those who think they may need disability or income protection insurance and the number of people who will actually need it. Since May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, now’s the time to help clear up the confusion for the many people who may be missing much-needed protection.

Posted on May 15, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Interest in combination products growing, especially among millennials

Last month, we shared an article addressing why bundling is the answer to the need for long-term care (LTC). Prior to that, we had discussed the fact that many millennials tend to be underinsured. Well, sure enough, new research from LIMRA shows that part of the solution to the millennial insurance gap may be through bundling products like life insurance and LTC. As the research demonstrates, interest in combination products is growing and there’s no demographic where this is more pronounced than with millennials.

Posted on May 10, 2016 in Industry Life Insurance Trustmark

Concerns about retirement may be an opportunity for employers

| By: Shaun Urista, Regional Sales Manager, South Central and Gulf Coast Regions |

In a trend that cuts across workforce demographics, more and more employees are worrying about their retirement. It’s no great secret that the majority of employees work with an eye on a comfortable retirement sometime in their future. But, if an employer isn’t able to provide tools to help employees plan for retirement or employees don’t understand those tools, the employer runs the risk of losing employees or being unable to attract the talent they need.

Posted on April 27, 2016 in Industry

Core and voluntary enrollment go together more than ever

| By: Rachel Hamann, Regional Sales Representative, Gulf Coast Region |

For many consumers, trying to figure out insurance can feel like trying to solve an enormously complex puzzle. From medical insurance, to their 401(k) and voluntary benefits, there are a lot of pieces for employees to consider when enrolling in their benefits plan. Now, imagine what it must feel like trying to solve a complex puzzle like that when the pieces are given to you months apart. It certainly wouldn’t be the best way to get a look at the big picture. But, that’s what many employees experience with core enrollment happening separately from their voluntary enrollment.

Posted on April 20, 2016 in Enrollment Industry

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