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April Fools’: Don’t let employees be tricked by these common insurance misconceptions

Putting a co-worker’s office supplies in Jell-O or hiding your significant other’s car keys may have made 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 you 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.

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.

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.

Healthy Lifestyle Education Grants Funded by Trustmark: Schools say, “Thank You!”

Spaulding School Running Club, Spaulding Elementary School, Gurnee, Ill. As part of the Trustmark Companies, headquartered in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. we had the opportunity to provide funds for grants and programs to the United Way in community health, safety, education, and urban and cultural enrichment through our Trustmark Foundation.

7 things you can do right now to be more productive in 2017

The start of a new year is an exciting time. You can look to the year ahead and see nothing but potential. But potential is just that; potential. Until it’s realized, it’s just a concept. So, to help you start capitalizing on all the opportunities you’ll have in the coming year, Fortune has a list of 7 things you can do right now to be more productive in 2017.

Winter Holiday Travel Tips: Planning a winter trip?

Whether you’re travelling by plane, train or automobile, travelling during the winter near the holidays requires planning. It’s a busy time of year at airports, train stations and on our roadways. And, a great time of year to travel to visit friends and family for the holidays or vacation during school and business closings. Plan ahead and follow these travel tips to reduce winter holiday travel dilemmas and stress, and have a more enjoyable experience getting to your destination.

Holiday Pet Safety Tips: Care for them like family!

With so many exciting changes taking place this time of year in our homes, holiday pet safety may not be top of mind. But, it’s important to remember that fragrant trees, bright colored lights, shiny ornaments and packages delivered daily, might spell danger to our curious pets. Staying informed about potential hazards during the holiday season will keep your pet safe, healthy and happy.

‘Tis the Season: Delicious, healthy holiday recipes!

It’s a wonderful time of year to celebrate the season with family, friends and co-workers. This year, get ahead of the game by planning a few healthy low-calorie appetizer and dessert dishes. Healthy bites that look and taste good can be great for everyone to enjoy! We know that a holiday buffet filled with fried, sugary, and high-caloric dishes can make us feel sluggish and tired. During the busiest time of year, it makes sense to try to take care of ourselves by eating healthy, getting plenty of rest and sticking to our exercise routine.

4 things that may surprise you about your voluntary benefits

The first thing anyone does when they receive their insurance policy is read every single word that’s in it and commit the entire thing to memory, right? In an ideal world, that might be true, but chances are that most policyholders do the same thing with their policy that they do with most legal documents: quickly scan it and then file it somewhere for safe keeping. Insurance can feel complex; that’s one of the reason that Trustmark’s research found that 95 percent of employees want someone to talk to about their benefits.1 So, to help you find some of the useful tidbits you may have missed in your policy, below are four things that may surprise you about your voluntary benefits.

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