Omaha Thanksgiving Office Closing

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates (United of Omaha, Companion Life Insurance Company, and United World) will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, for the Thanksgiving holiday.   Thanksgiving Office Closing #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha #thanksgiving
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Categories: Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Priority Income Protection® Works When Your Clients Can’t

Any injury or illness that keeps your clients from working means paychecks stop. The problem is bills don’t stop just because income does. And not just household bills, expenses may increase due to doctor visits and other medical expenses needed to treat the injury or illness. Priority Income Protection® (PIP) provides monthly benefits protecting your client’s income and is affordable and easy to understand. This can help retain savings accounts and other long- and short-term financial goals your clients have. For more information on how PIP can help protect income, click here.   Priority Income Protection® Works When Your Clients
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Stay Up to Date on Compensation Schedules

With year-end just around the corner, we want to remind you to validate that your correct address(es) are available on our systems. Please sign in to your Sales Professional Access (SPA) account to review and, if needed, to update your addresses and any other outdated personal information. It is especially important that your home address is updated as soon as possible as we use your home address when mailing your 1099-Misc form in early 2018. Throughout the year, we also use the email or physical address on your account to send out communications regarding Compensation Schedule changes, including commission rate
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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).

End-of-Year Pay Schedule

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates (United of Omaha, Companion Life Insurance Company, and United World) will be closed on the following days: Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday Monday, December 25, 2017 for the Christmas Holiday Monday, January 1, 2018 for the New Year’s Day Holiday See the grid below for the last pay cutoffs in 2017: Holiday Date Holiday Observed Life Cutoff (New issues & renewals) Health Cutoff (New issues) Health Cutoff (Renewal payments) Long Term Care Cutoff (New issues & renewals) Thanksgiving Thursday 11/23/2017 Friday 11/24/2017 Monday 11/20/2017 Friday 11/17/2017
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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).

Make DI Easy with the Tele-Application!

The DI tele-app facilitates a faster application process, limits asking medical questions, and reduces the need for call-backs to your customers by allowing our trained nurses to gather your clients’ medical information. Advantages of the DI Tele-app Simplifies the sales process for both the agent and the client Don’t have to ask awkward medical questions Quicker issue time – can cut the underwriting process by a third – meaning you get paid faster Fewer attending physician statements – over a 50 percent reduction in medical records being ordered Client answers medical questions only once by a trained nurse regarding activities,
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

New Supply Order Form

A new Supply Order Form AFN42854_1017 is now available for use on all product lines when placing email orders for marketing materials through our Sales Support area. Please begin using this new form immediately. Attached for your convenience is a fillable PDF document that can be downloaded and saved to your files. When needed, complete the order form and email to: fulfillment.services@mutualofomaha.com. The order form is also available to view and download on Sales Professional Access www.mutualofomaha.com/broker under Forms and Materials. If you have questions, please call Mutual of Omaha’s Sales Support at (800) 693-6083.   New Supply Order Form
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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).

Omaha: DI Tele-application Update (CT)

Effective October 1, 2017, Connecticut will no longer be accepting DI applications through the tele-application process. Paper applications will still be accepted as usual. If you have any questions, please contact Sales Support at (800) 693-6083 or e-mail sales.support@mutualofomaha.com.   DI Tele-application Update (CT)   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

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).

Tips to DI Underwriting Success

The more you know about DI underwriting, the easier it will be to get applications issued faster. That’s why we created a series of DI success tips that focus specifically on underwriting. This tip focuses on avoiding common application mistakes. On a DI application, these are the most often missed questions: Tobacco and nicotine replacement Unearned income Other inforce coverage Make sure these questions are answered before the application is submitted. Give specific information on employment information. Don’t just list the job title, but include the job setting and duties. Also, for medications, list the specific medical condition or diagnosis
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Disability Insurance Concept Material

Having an effective sales story is a key component to the sales process. This is why Mutual of Omaha created concept-based material. We have created DI concept material for topics such as DI as an income protector, DI with return of premium and how a DI policy from Mutual of Omaha can fill any coverage gaps your clients may have with employer coverage. The concept material contains a training flyer, a consumer flyer and postcard. To check out all of the DI concept materials, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Sales Support at (800) 693-6083 or e-mail
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).