Good News | United Security Assurance Now Accepts Faxed Applications

United Security Assurance Now Accepts Faxed Applications With Voided Checks! Effective immediately, agents may fax completed applications & voided checks to the United Security Assurance home office in Souderton, Pennsylvania! Here’s what you need to know: Dedicated, Toll-Free Fax Number: 888-976-5969 – use this number to send only applications and related underwriting information. Faxed applications must be completed, clean, and legible – if we are not able to read the information, we will contact you and may need for you to mail the original application. Be sure to keep the original copy of the application for your files. Fax the
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Categories: GoldenCare News and Long-Term Care.

GoldenCare Newsletter | October 24, 2016 Edition

In this GoldenCare Newsletter Edition From GoldenCare:  Our November training schedule is up!   Brush up on your skills or learn a new product. In case you missed it:  we have kicked off training on Minnesota Life/Securian’s CareShield.    This new product provides both a simplified option for guaranteed premium life insurance protection and a solution for your clients’ future care needs. Also, take advantage of the launch promo and earn: A $300 Visa® gift card for 2 paid CareShield applications, OR A $500 Visa® gift card for 3 paid CareShield applications Happy selling! Don’t miss our Guest Article “Long-term care insurance
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Categories: Genworth, GoldenCare News, Guarantee Trust Life, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

“China Oceanwide to Buy Genworth Financial for $2.7 Billion,” by Geoffrey Rogow, Wall Street Journal

“Chinese investment firm China Oceanwide Holdings 0715 1.30 % Group Co. said it agreed to buy U.S.-based insurer Genworth Financial Inc. GNW 0.97 % for about $2.7 billion.  China Oceanwide has been pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into U.S. commercial and residential property in the past two years. The privately held firm which is based in Beijing, was founded by Lu Zhiqiang. China Oceanwide will pay $5.43 a share in cash for shares of Genworth, which closed trading on Friday at $5.21.  …  The transaction, which has been approved by both companies’ boards, is expected to close by the
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Categories: Genworth, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“As long term care prices soar, majority accept higher premiums or cut coverage,” by Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio

“As of Oct. 7, more than 96 percent of enrollees who responded to the OPM’s enrollee decision period, which ran from July 18 through Sept. 30, chose to accept the increase or take one of the special benefit reduction options, an agency spokesperson told Federal News Radio in an email.” LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): Do you think 96% of Americans would accept the measures necessary to save or replace the insolvent Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid programs?  Dream on and consider what the consequences of failing to raise LTCI premiums in the
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Categories: Industry News and Long-Term Care.

“The great divide appears to be narrowing,” by John O’Connor, McKnight’s LTC News

“Four decades ago, assisted living communities marketed themselves as a distinct alternative to nursing homes. But these days, it’s getting harder to tell the difference.” LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): This column linking the fate of assisted living to that of nursing homes based on growing Medicaid dependency is spot on. The great divide appears to be narrowing #goldencareagent
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Categories: Industry News and Long-Term Care.

Medicare Supplement Insurance product is now available in Virginia

Effective October 14, 2016, the Medicare Supplement Insurance product is now available for Virginia. We provide Medicare Supplement insurance that can help clients manage their out-of-pocket medical expenses. Our supplemental products offer: Guaranteed renewability as the client ages (as long as premiums are paid) Acceptance with any U.S. doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare assignment Virtually no referrals or networks Covered Medicare-allowable services when traveling within the US Automatic claims processing with minimal paperwork Please Note: The e-app for Virginia is currently not available at this time. However, once it does become available we will immediately communicate that information. Quoting
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Categories: Medicare Supp./Adv. and Transamerica.

Procedure Update for Duplicate Life Insurance Policy Contract Requests

The purpose of the bulletin is to communicate to all general agents and producers selling across all business alignments of a modification in Transamerica’s procedure. Audience This will be an impact for all policy owners who request a duplicate life insurance policy contract. Why the Change A change was necessary in order to promote consistency among business units as more of our agents continue to cross sell products. What is Changing The procedure that has been modified is in regards to our Duplicate Life Insurance Policy Contract Request. How is it Changing It will be required for policy owners to
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Categories: Life Insurance and Transamerica.

We Are Here to Help During AEP!

  Need Applications? Download forms and applications off of GTLink or get them mailed to you in 3-5 business days. Simply fill out our online form or call us at 800-323-6907.     New to the Agent Portal? The Agent Portal is a quick and easy online application for straight-through processing. First-time users: use your agent writing number for your username and password.     Need Sales Tips? What’s the best wya to bring HIP UP? Learn the tips that every agent should know from our recent webinar. Listen to the webinar now.     Need Quoting Software? Find them for our products on
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Categories: Guarantee Trust Life and Hospital Indemnity Plan.

Aetna Required Training To Sell On-Exchange Individual Plans

Reminder: Complete Aetna’s Required Training To Sell On-Exchange Individual Plans Complete this required online training by November 1 to sell individual products during open enrollment Now that you’re certified to sell on the Marketplace, you are required to take our brief, online training to sell our plans on the Marketplace.  This brief training course will help you better utilize our broker support services.  This will help you to sell Aetna more efficiently by providing important information to help you serve your clients.  We will no longer sell Coventry plans on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace. Even though you may have already
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Categories: Aetna and Medicare Supp./Adv..

Aetna’s Stars Are Shining for 2017

Ninety-one percent of Aetna Medicare Advantage members are enrolled in a 4-star MAPD plan or better We’re excited to announce that once again Aetna has achieved high Medicare star ratings for our Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plans for 2017. And we have the highest percentage of Medicare members enrolled in plans with a 4-star or better rating among publicly traded companies.* (Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.) As one of our trusted agents, your support of Aetna and Coventry Medicare members
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Categories: Aetna and Medicare Supp./Adv..