Do You Want Quality Healthcare at an Affordable Price?

iStock_000079107555_MediumHealthcare BluebookTM can help you control healthcare costs!*

Use Healthcare Bluebook, an online tool providing Fair PriceTM transparency for medical tests and procedures, as well as transparent quality metrics.

With Healthcare Bluebook, you can:

  • See price ranges to avoid overpaying for healthcare
  • Compare providers based on quality data
  • Be a better shopper to help you find the best providers at the best price

Click here to learn how to find a Fair Price on your next medical test or procedure, which may help you save big bucks.

*Healthcare Bluebook is included with Starmark® major medical plan designs; however, it is not available to Washington groups. Plan provisions apply. Starmark is a registered trademark of Trustmark Insurance Company. Healthcare Bluebook is not an affiliate of Starmark or Trustmark Life Insurance Company. Before receiving care, always ask the provider for his or her price. Additionally if your health plan uses a PPO network, call the provider network at the toll-free number on your medical ID card to verify that the hospital and/or healthcare provider participates in the network.

June 29, 2018 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

What Level of Care to Use

Feeling uncertain about?Knowing where to go for medical care can save you time and money. Use the following tips to help determine what level of care is needed:

  • Reserve the ER for serious or life-threatening conditions or injuries.
  • For non-urgent matters, contact your primary care physician or use in-store or immediate care clinics.
  • For cold and flu symptoms, allergies, sinus problems, skin problems and more, use Teladoc® to speak with a U.S. board-certified physician via phone call or video chat. Click here to learn more about when to use Teladoc.
  • MyNurse 24/7SM offers around-the-clock access to a registered nurse via telephone or online chat.

When you need care, you have 24/7/365 access to a U.S. board-certified Teladoc doctor.* Visit their website at teladoc.com or call 1.800.Teladoc (835.2362). Click here for more information about Teladoc.

*The consult fee is the lesser of $45 or the office visit copay, if selected. The consult fee is subject to change during the plan year. When registering, members should use their Starmark medical ID number (found on their medical ID card) and reference Starmark (Trustmark) when prompted by Teledoc for their insurance provider. Star Marketing & Administration, Inc. (Starmark) administers your employer-sponsored, self-funded health benefit plan. Starmark® is a registered trademark of Trustmark Insurance Company. Teledoc, Inc. is not an affiliate of Starmark or Trustmark Life Insurance Company.

June 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

Tips to Help Protect Your Lower Back

Male Patient Visiting Doctor's Office With Back AcheFollow these tips to help protect your lower back.

  1. Exercise your core. Strong core muscles are important to provide support for the lower back and avoid injury.
  2. Use correct posture and try to get up and walk around at least once an hour if you sit most of the day.
  3. Lift objects correctly. If you don’t know the proper technique, see Avoid Back Injury with the Right Lifting Techniques.
  4. Be careful exercising. No matter how fit and athletic you are, a wrong move could injure your lower back.
  5. Stay hydrated and avoid excessive alcohol and smoking.
  6. Stretch your hamstrings. Simple hamstring stretching exercises can help decrease the pressure on your pelvis and provide relief across your low back.

Getting a Second Opinion

If you are considering a second medical opinion, click here to learn about Grand Rounds®, or click here for additional information on muscle and joint pain.

Members of major medical employer-sponsored, self-funded health benefit plans administered by Starmark® have access to Grand Rounds, which provides medical second opinions from expert physicians specializing in the area of need. It is available for no additional cost to members and doesn’t require travel. For more information, visit grandrounds.com/starmark.

Starmark® is a registered trademark of Trustmark Insurance Company. Grand Rounds is not an affiliate of Starmark or Trustmark Life Insurance Company.

Source: 7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back. Stephanie Burke. 4/2016. Spine-health.com.

June 29, 2018 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment

Make a Difference – Opt into the Document Center Today!

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Help our planet by reducing paper when you opt into the Starmark Document Center.

When you opt in, your Plan Document and Summary of Benefits and Coverage will no longer be mailed. But don’t worry about missing anything important! We will send you an email notification when a new document is available online.

Through the National Forest Foundation, we will plant a tree in honor of Starmark’s clients when they and their covered employees opt in to the online Document Center.*

For more information about the Document Center, click here.

*A donation will be made in January 2019, based on the opt-in rate as of 12/31/18.

 

June 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

Tips on How to Stay Safe this Summer

sunglasses girl swimming pool swimming Summer is officially here, and many are geared up for the season of road trips, swimming, grilling and more. Remember the following tips to stay safe this season.

Driving Safety

  • Be alert and well rested.
  • Wear seat belts and follow the rules of the road.
  • Keep the headlights clean and turn them on as dusk approaches or in inclement weather.
  • Don’t drink and drive. Have a designated driver available.
  • Avoid distractions such as cell phones and always give full attention to the road.
  • Use caution in work zones.
  • Ensure there is enough distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Water Safety

  • Ensure that everyone in the family knows their limitations and how to recognize and avoid hazards and prevent and respond to emergencies around water.
  • Young children and newer swimmers should be within arm’s reach of an adult. Kids should follow the rules.
  • If you have a pool at home, ensure it is fenced in with at least a 4-foot high fence on all sides.
  • Wear U.S. Coast-Guard approved life jackets when on a boat and if in a situation beyond your skill level.
  • Swim as a pair near a lifeguard’s chair, everyone including experienced swimmers should swim with a buddy in areas protected by lifeguards. When in a pool with no lifeguard, designate a person to keep a close eye and constant attention on children in and around the water.
  • If you are in a body of water and caught in a rip current, try not to panic. Signal to those on shore that you need assistance. Swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Once you are free, swim toward the shore. If you can’t swim to the shore, float or tread water until you are free of the rip current and then head toward the shore.

Source: Red Cross Offers Summer Safety Tips for All Season Long. 5/25/18.

June 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm Leave a comment

Holiday Hours

STMK_LinkedIn-Facebook_FourthOfJuly2018_1200x627Trustmark’s offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in observance of Independence Day. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Have a safe holiday!

June 28, 2018 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

Holiday Hours

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Trustmark’s offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Have a safe holiday.

May 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

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