Oct. 30, 2014

BCAM ProfileAs Breast Cancer Awareness Month winds to an end, we wanted to take one last quick opportunity to remind you to help spread the word. Prevention is key to help catch early warning signs and we’ve tried to share some of that information and more through our social channels. Breast Cancer Awareness hits home for us because of the people we serve and the products that we provide. So with the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month just around the corner, we invite you to be a part of the conversation and share information in the fight against breast cancer today.

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Oct. 28, 2014

payslipThe Florida House of Representatives has updated the sales guidelines regarding recommendations to surrender a life insurance policy.

If an agent recommends an annuity or life insurance policy containing cash value and do not recommend that the proceeds from the surrender be used to fund or purchase another annuity or life insurance policy a form must be provided to the policy owner.

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Oct. 24, 2014

iStock_000002124951_LargeAn article published on benefitspro.com equates a person’s insurance portfolio with a mechanic’s toolbox. When you think about it, it’s not a bad analogy. An effective insurance portfolio has a wide range of products that should be well suited to a range of needs, just as a mechanic’s toolbox has many different tools to repair a number of different mechanical problems. The article explains the six tools that everyone needs in their health toolbox. Here’s our take on the right tools:

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Oct. 9, 2014
By Dan Johnson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

78782793According to an article from Bloomberg, there is a shifting dynamic of power in the job market. Instead of job seekers trying to find a position that fits them, more and more employers are the ones who have to recruit qualified individuals to fit their positions. This puts the employees who fit those roles in a position of power, leaving it up to the employer to recruit the employees that they need. And, for employers trying to attract and retain the right talent, voluntary benefits has a role to play.

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Oct. 6, 2014

tmk-100-yearsHere at Trustmark we’re always looking for way to improve the customer experience for everyone we work with. And, in light of that goal, we are expanding Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions’ claims customer service hours. To better serve our West coast customers, this office will now remain open an hour later. The new hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. This change comes after a separate increase we made to our claims customer service hours availability earlier this year.

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Oct. 3, 2014
By RAE Egleston, Second Vice President, National Sales

handshakeThe U.S. marketplace has seen a boom in voluntary benefits due to several different reasons: increasing cost in healthcare, financial gaps, desired benefits, employee retention and improved productivity. The mounting interest in voluntary benefits has also brought an influx of carriers resulting in an increasingly difficult decision for brokers to choose their partners. With so many options, this begs the question: Do you have the right carrier partner?

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