AIG: Hurricane Irma: Update September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma: Update September 12, 2017 There have been widespread reports of wind damage, flooding, and power outages in several Southeast states due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. As of Tuesday morning (9/12), the storm had been downgraded to a tropical depression and was expected to continue to lose strength as it moved northward. An immediate priority has been the safety and well-being of the small number of our employees and their families in areas where Irma has caused damages and created disruptions. We do not expect that Irma will have an impact on AIG Life Operations, or on
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Categories: Accident Insurance, American General, and Critical Illness.

Critical Advantage Insurance Lump Sum Payment

The lump sum benefit in the Critical Advantage policy can be used to fill gaps in your client’s current coverage. Most health coverage issued through employers does not cover all the costs associated with a critical illness and disability insurance is meant to provide people with ongoing income replacement when they are unable to work due to illness or injury. Since critical advantage pays a lump sum payment upon diagnosis, it can be used to fill gaps like specialized treatments not included in standard health insurance, elimination periods, reduced income and tax implications. For more information on how Critical Advantage
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Categories: Critical Illness, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

CORRECTED Harvey Update: Important Information for Insureds Living in Texas

Corrected: Important Information for Insureds Living in Texas Note: This email was distributed earlier with incorrect dates for the temporary suspension period. Please see corrected dates below. We apologize for the inconvenience. Effective immediately, a temporary suspension is in effect on lapses, terminations, cancellations and other time-sensitive provision requirements of the insurance policies or annuity contracts for insured customers residing in a county declared a federal or state disaster area in Texas. This is to protect the policyholders from accidental termination. We will process other requests to help them in as timely a manner as possible. The temporary suspension applies
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Categories: Accident Insurance, American General, and Critical Illness.

Disaster Relief Notification – Hurricane Harvey

Mutual of Omaha is in the process of identifying the customers affected by Hurricane Harvey, and a note will be added to the customer accounts. The grace period will be extended by 30 days on affected policies as well as a special message being added on eService. For plans providing prescription benefits, the state is requesting us to authorize payments to pharmacies for up to a 90 day supply. We need to exercise leniency in dealing with our customers that have been affected and allow exceptions to contract requirements when our customers are displaced from their homes. Please keep this
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

GTL’s Labor Day Hours

GTL will be closed Monday, September 4. Business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00AM CST.   — Voice Verification Hours — Voice Verification calls can still be made during normal business hours on Monday, September 4: 8:00AM – 4:00PM CST   Contact GTL’s Sales Support with any questions at 1-800-323-6907 or agency@gtlic.com.   GTL’s Labor Day Hours   #goldencareagent #gtl
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Categories: Critical Illness, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Short-Term Care.

Are You Filling Gaps in Coverage?

    You may have sizeable groups of clients with gaps in their coverage, particularly those with high deductible health insurance plans and those with elimination periods in their disability insurance. We have a great option to fill that need. Cancer & Heart Attack/Stroke policies are a perfect complement to existing health or DI coverage. And since they pay cash benefits upon diagnosis, they’re ideal for clients who are concerned about meeting deductible requirements or waiting for DI coverage to begin. Likewise, those immediate funds can be helpful for Med supp clients, who may have more comprehensive medical coverage but
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Categories: Critical Illness, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Labor Day Office Closing

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates (United of Omaha, Companion Life Insurance Company, United World) will be closed on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. We will be open on Columbus Day; however, the cut-off dates, times and pay schedules will be affected by the holiday. Below are the cut-off dates and times and the adjusted pay schedules. Holiday Pay Calculation Schedule Med Supp E-App & All Life Cutoff 3:00 PM Health Cutoff (excluding LTC) 3:00 PM Long Term Care Cutoff 3:00 PM Direct Deposit (EFT) Available Labor Day, Monday 9/4/2017 Friday 9/01/2017 Friday 9/01/2017 Wednesday 8/30/2017 Thursday 8/31/2017 Tuesday
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

URGENT! Critical Update for GTL’s e-App!

Update Your i-Pad and Android Applications! In our continued effort to offer the best user experience, on August 20, 2017, we launched some improvements to our iPad and Android applications. It is critical for you to update your app prior to starting a new business application. Please update the e-App from the App Store or Google Play for your Apple or Android devices. Contact GTL’s Sales Support with any questions at 1-800-323-6907 or agency@gtlic.com. URGENT! Critical Update for GTL’s e-App!   #goldencareagent #gtl
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Categories: Critical Illness, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Short-Term Care.

Mutual of Omaha’s Quoting Solutions

Whether you’re in the office or the field, we make it easy to pull quotes for your clients – without logging in. Our Mobile Quotes web tool has recently been updated and offers an easier, faster option when you want to pull a quote online. Need a quote while you’re on the go? Mutual of Omaha’s ”Quotes for Sales Professionals” mobile app makes life easier by allowing you to quote on your mobile devices. Simply search Mutual of Omaha and download the “Quotes for Sales Professionals” in the App Store or in Google Play. The following products are available for
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Compensation Reminder

Please keep addresses up to date. There are many opportunities for General Agents to receive information regarding Compensation Schedule changes, including commission rate changes, compliance changes, and more. When the General Agent’s mailing or email address is not kept current, it results in returned mail. If any mail is returned to Mutual of Omaha due to any address discrepancy, Mutual of Omaha will note the return of mail, and discontinue sending out any additional commission schedule notifications. Please contact Producer Services at Producer.Services.Support@mutualofomaha.com should you wish to update your address or email address; or send an email to broker.compensation@mutualofomaha.com, if
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).