History: Tracing Nearly 100 Years
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.
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