“Running Out of Money Ranks Top Retirement Concern,” Advisor Magazine

“What do you get when you have 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day, at an average retirement age of 62 with a life expectancy of about 22 years, and retirement savings of only $104,000?  If you answered a recipe for fiscal disaster, you’d be right.  A recent survey of CPA financial planners conducted by the American Institute of CPAs found that running out of money in retirement is top of mind for many of their clients, including high net-worth individuals.  Concerns shifted from financial to health after ten years of retirement as serious illness, including dementia and diminished capacity, was
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Categories: Industry News and Long-Term Care.

Good News | Complimentary Tickets to the Insurance Agent Summit

Complimentary Tickets To The Insurance Agent Summit The Insurance Agent Summit is the world’s largest online event for insurance agents. This year’s summit takes place next week: October 24 – 28. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to attend masterclasses with 30+ of the world’s best agents, brokers and thought leaders as they share their secrets for building a better business and a bigger life. Claim Your Free Ticket Now Click here to add carriers/products to your appointments. If you have questions or need additional information, please call us at 1-800-842-7799. Read Full Good News Article
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Care.

“Q&A: A tech startup’s experience at InsureTech Connect,” by Brian Anderson, Insurance Forums

“Belleview, Wash.-based Agent Review brings the review model made popular by Yelp, Avvo, Zillow, Angie’s List, etc., to the insurance space. The platform empowers consumers to easily understand the consequences for a lack of coverage, the ability to review an agent’s professional makeup and then allows them the ability to review agents that fit their search criteria. The search criteria can include zip code, type of insurance, agent experience, performance ratings, language, testimonials, military service, charities, states licenses, and more.  In addition, consumers can post reviews and performance ratings about their agent experience, offering reliable social feedback to guide their
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Categories: Industry News and Life Insurance.

Is Hospital Indemnity Checked?

Remember to BRING HIP UP during AEP appointments!! Important reminders: 1)  Make sure you have the Hospital Indemnity Plan box checked on the signed Scope of Appointment form prior to the appointment. Follow any other applicable government and carrier specific guidelines. 2)  If your Scope of Appointment form does not have Hospital Indemnity Products listed, make sure to wait at least 48 hours after your AEP meeting before talking to clients about Advantage Plus. 3)  If the purpose of your client meeting is to only talk about Advantage Plus, then no Scope of Appointment form is needed. Looking for more
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Categories: Guarantee Trust Life and Hospital Indemnity Plan.

“Life Insurance Industry a Critical Driver of Economic Growth & Stability,” Advisor Magazine

“A new report co-authored by economists at global consulting firm The Brattle Group finds that the life insurance industry is a critical driver of economic growth that helps provide stability for the U.S. economy while delivering financial protection to millions of American families, including those most vulnerable to falling below the poverty line.  ‘Life insurers are vital to an efficiently functioning modern economy and society, and a key contributor to enabling robust long-term economic growth,’ writes Dr. J. David Cummins, the Joseph E. Boettner Chair of Risk Management and Insurance at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. ‘Life insurers invest
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Categories: Industry News and Life Insurance.

Two Great Technology Tools to Help You Write More LTCi Business

Mobile Quote Tool Mobile Quote Tool Benefits: • It’s Fast • Easy to Use • Simple to Download • Available on all Android and Apple devices Access: • To go either Good Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple) • Search for “Mutual of Omaha Quotes for Sales Professionals” • Download and start quoting Resources: • Mobile Quote Brochure (149402)   LTCi E-Application LTCi E-App Benefits: • Applications are “in good order” • Ensures you’re using the right forms • You choose your method of signature collection • Provides a paperless, “green” experience Access: • Go to Sales Professional Access
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Categories: Long-Term Care and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Guaranty Income Life is Pleased to Announce it has Finalized its Acquisition by Kuvare US Holdings, Inc.

October 7, 2016 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Flynn Foster Phone: 225-383-0355 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company Announces Closing of its Sale to Kuvare US Holdings, Inc. BatonRouge, LA. — October 3, 2016 — Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company (GILICO) is pleased to announce the closing of the company’s sale to Kuvare US Holdings, Inc. (Kuvare) today. Kuvare Holdings has completed its purchase of GILICO, a life insurance, annuity and long-term care insurance company based in Baton Rouge. The transaction, was subject to the Louisiana Department of Insurance approval, which was received last week. GILICO headquarters will remain in
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Categories: Guaranty Income and Linked Benefit/Hybrids.

Good News | CareShield Sales Promo

With This Brand-New Product Comes A Stellar Sales Incentive! With the recent launch of Minnesota Life’s new CareShield™ product, came a fabulous incentive to help jump-start your CareShield sales! Between September 20, 2016 and December 31, 2016, agents will receive a $300 Visa® gift card for two paid CareShield applications or a $500 Visa® gift card for three paid CareShield applications. For details, click below: Win BIG: Earn Up To $500 For Selling CareShield Click here to add Minnesota Life’s CareShield™ product to your appointments. If you have questions or need additional information, please call us at 1-800-842-7799. Read Full
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Care.

GoldenCare Newsletter | October 10, 2016 Edition

In this Edition This edition is jam packed with the latest announcements and news from all the Top Carriers! From GoldenCare:  Our full list of complimentary agent training events, attend a session on one of our popular topics. Our 3-in-1 Fourth Quarter Promotion has begun!   It’s the race to the finish line.   October 1st through December 31st.   See the newsletter for terms and conditions and get your Mutual of Omaha LTCi apps in for cash and a chance to win the grand prize – a 3 year lease on a brand new Ford Mustang! Our Guest Article is
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Categories: Genworth, GoldenCare News, Guarantee Trust Life, Industry News, John Hancock, Life Insurance, Life Secure, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).