SOURCE: Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions

Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions

February 28, 2012 08:23 ET

Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions and Innovative Process Administration (IPA) Offer Enrollment Platform That Ties Core Medical and Voluntary Benefits Together

Brings Employee Online Self-Directed Ease During Open Enrollments

LAKE FOREST, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - More employers prefer to offer their employees both core medical and voluntary benefits at the annual open enrollment. Trustmark and Innovative Process Administration (IPA) have teamed together to make the process easy, educational and self-directed for employees to enroll all benefits online at the same time.

"Integrating Trustmark's payroll-deducted voluntary benefits on the same platform that hosts an employer group's core medical benefits simplifies and streamlines the process for all involved," said Terry Zastrow, Vice President of Technology, Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions. "Employee benefits brokers, in particular, will find this as an innovative, packaged approach to give more options to both employer group clients and their employees."

Instead of menus of options, riders and enhancements, Trustmark's voluntary accident, critical illness and cancer, disability and universal life insurance plans are presented on the IPA platform as popular packages, making employee selections easier. Screen messaging prompts guide employees through the enrollments process. Avatars and built-in videos offer easy-to-understand plan descriptions, quickly educating employees before they make benefit choices. The Trustmark IPA enrollment platform can be used both during open enrollment periods and for new hires at any time of year.

David Essary, Vice President, Consulting for Univers Workplace Solutions, said, "The IPA enrollment platform loaded with Trustmark voluntary products has the flexibility to accommodate enterprise HR systems, payroll systems and core carriers, as well as offer the best stand-alone benefit administration platform in the industry. It has been and remains the core feature of our business."

Employee benefits brokers who already use the IPA enrollment platform for core benefits or those who are interested doing so with the inclusion of voluntary benefits can visit for more information.

About Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions
Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions has been serving the insurance market for nearly a century, specializing in payroll-deducted voluntary benefits, including Life, Critical Illness, Disability and Accident. All plans are underwritten by Trustmark Insurance Company, a Trustmark Company.

Through its subsidiaries and operating divisions, the Trustmark Companies offer a full line of health, life, and benefit administration products and services to groups and individuals. The success of each Trustmark Company is based on building and maintaining trust through personal, responsive service and flexible benefit solutions. To learn more, visit

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