Trustmark Companies: 100 Years of Trust
1913 Brotherhood of All Railway Employees is founded on January 13, operating out of a one-desk office in downtown Chicago.
1917
The organization adopts a new name, Benefit Association of Railway Employees (B.A.R.E.).
1922 B.A.R.E. becomes a mutual insurance company, owned by its policyowners.
1923
The Company purchases its first home office building in Chicago's uptown.
1929 The Company signs up its first group insurance holder outside the railroad industry.
1945 The life insurance department is established.
1963 The Company celebrates its 50th anniversary and changes its name to Benefit Trust Life Insurance Company.
1964
Ever expanding, new company headquarters are built near Chicago's north lakefront.
1985 Star Marketing and Administration (Starmark) becomes a distinct marketing organization for small group plans.
1986
The Company contracts with Private Healthcare Systems, Inc. (PHCS) to implement managed care products and programs.
1989 A prairie-school inspired structure in Lake Forest, IL becomes new corporate headquarters.
1994 Benefit Trust Life Insurance Company changes its name to Trustmark Insurance Company.
1995
Assets surpass the $1 billion mark.
1997 The Company acquires CoreSource, a leading third-party claims administration organization.
2001 Trustmark purchases National Worksite Benefits, Inc. (NWB) and National Worksite Advantage, Inc. (NWA), which become part of Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions.
2002 Trustmark and the Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA) mark 50-year business relationship. CoreSource acquires Corporate Benefit Services (CBS), of Little Rock, Ark., and FMH Benefit Services of Overland Park, Kan.
2005 Dave McDonough named Trustmark President and CEO.
2006
CoreSource completes one of its largest acquisitions, purchasing St. Clair Shores, Mich.-based NGS American, Inc. Trustmark marks fifth consecutive year of record earnings.
2007 Trustmark receives "A" category ratings from both Fitch Ratings and A.M. Best. Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions introduces new Critical Illness plan and worksite Accident insurance.
2008 Trustmark celebrates 95 years in the insurance industry. Trustmark acquires Health Contact Partners health call center and assumes Destiny Health's group health insurance business.
2009 Health Contact Partners introduces CareChampion 24/7 health advocacy service. BusinessWeek spotlights Trustmark Renaissance.
2010 Joe Pray becomes Trustmark President and COO; Dave McDonough remains CEO. Trustmark acquires HealthFitness, an integrated health and fitness management provider.
2011 HealthFitness assumes the assets of Focused Health Solutions, a provider of personalized condition management programs.
2012 Joe Pray, Trustmark President, named CEO.
Jan. 2013
Trustmark celebrates its centennial.