Important Information Regarding LTC Underwriting and New Business

From the Desk of Marty Johnson LTC Underwriting and New Business have received several inquiries for processing alternatives in light of the current situation. The e-Application located on Sales Professional Access remains the best means to submit an application and reduce amendments; however, this email provides information on the following topics: NEW: Email submission of applications and requirements NEW: LTC Policy output options Accepted ways of accepting electronic signatures for new business processing The status of our new business vendors NOTE: This information pertains exclusively to the long-term care product portfolio.   Email Submission of LTC Applications Starting on March
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Information Regarding the Underwriting of Pending Applications

From the Desk of Marty Johnson As COVID-19 cases increase within the United States and around the world, Mutual of Omaha is issuing the following underwriting guidance on new and pending applications for life and health products (Accidental Death, Long-Term Care, Disability Income, Critical Illness, Cancer, and Heart Attack & Stroke), effective immediately: If the proposed insured or any member of his or her household has traveled or resided outside of the United States within the past 30 days, the application will be postponed until 30 days following their return. If the proposed insured or any member of his or
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

GoldenCare Newsletter | March 24, 2020

Read Full GoldenCare Newsletter, March 24, 2020 Edition In this GoldenCare Newsletter Edition From GoldenCare:   Diversify your portfolio for greater sales success! Join us for product and sales live and prerecorded training.  Stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest in the industry.    For a list of current topics and to get in on the discussion Click Here. Update Your Contracts LTCCEO Updates: NEW UPDATE!  If you haven’t updated yet or you haven’t got your copy, contact us today to find out how! Current installs: Double click “Check for Updates” on your desktop to receive the latest update or
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Kemper, Long-Term Care, Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates), National Guardian Life, and Thrivent.

“LTC providers getting creative to boost seniors’ morale during pandemic”

“LTC providers getting creative to boost seniors’ morale during pandemic,” by Danielle Brown, McKnight’s LTC News   Quote: “From FaceTime book clubs to hobby boxes, long-term care providers are finding fun and interesting ways to boost resident morale during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the AARP. As visitor access, communal dining and large group activities in long-term care facilities have been forced to shut down to stop the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, providers have come up with creative ways to keep seniors engaged and prevent isolation. Numerous state and national provider organizations have created online repositories for helpful
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“FAQs on Medicare Coverage and Costs Related to COVID-19 Testing and Treatment”

“FAQs on Medicare Coverage and Costs Related to COVID-19 Testing and Treatment,” by Juliette Cubanski and Meredith Freed, Kaiser Family Foundation Quote: “More than 60 million people ages 65 and older and younger adults with long-term disabilities are covered by Medicare. Due to their older age and higher likelihood of having serious medical conditions than younger adults, virtually all Medicare beneficiaries are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill if they are infected with the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease, which currently has no vaccine or cure. Diagnosis of COVID-19 is confirmed through testing, and treatment varies
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

COVID-19 Notice for NM Residents Applying for an LTC Rider

Due to the recent spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, New Mexico is requiring an additional notice if the Long-Term Care Rider is sold with an IUL policy. The attached notice must be included and left with the client. Our Long-Term Care Rider application kits have been updated to include the new notice. If you have any New Mexico Long-Term Care Rider application packets already printed, please also include this notice. This notification impacts New Mexico only, no other states. Current policyholders in New Mexico who have an IUL policy with a Long-Term Care Rider will also be sent this notification.
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Holiday Telephone Solicitation Bans for the Month of April 2020

In addition to the state of New York*, that currently prohibits unsolicited telemarketing sales calls during a State of Emergency, please be aware of the following US holiday telephone solicitation bans for the month of April: On Friday, April 10, 2020: Louisiana and Pennsylvania prohibit unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Good Friday On Sunday, April 12, 2020: Louisiana prohibits unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Easter; however, state law already prohibits telephone solicitations on Sundays On Monday, April 27, 2020: Alabama and Mississippi prohibit unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Confederate Memorial Day
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Categories: Industry News and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Mutual of Omaha is Open for Business – Coronavirus Update

As you are likely aware, Mutual of Omaha’s physical location is temporarily closed. We are practicing social distancing and have asked all associates who are able, to work from home. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take steps to protect the health and safety of our associates and ensure uninterrupted service to our customers. Please know that we are open for business in a remote capacity. Our processes and procedures are functioning and we should not experience an interruption in business for either our customers or business partners. We are able to accept and process insurance applications just
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Categories: Industry News and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updates to Term Life Answers Conversion Language

Effective April 1, 2020, we will be updating the conversion language for our Term Life Answers policies. Conversion Period The conversion period allowed will be as follows: 10-year Term: – For issue ages 18-72: The earlier of 10 years or age 75 – For issue ages 73+: During the first 2 policy years only 15-year Term: – The earlier of 15 years or age 75 20-year Term: – The earlier of 20 years or age 75 30-year Term: – During the first 20 policy years only   Conversion Product Beginning April 1, 2020, the language in the Term Life Answers
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Get Business Submitted Fast and Easy with the Critical Advantage e-App

The Critical Advantage e-App is the best way to submit your applications for Critical Illness, Cancer and Heart Attack and Stroke. Here are a few reasons why. Allows you to quote a premium and complete an application at the same time You’re always using correct forms and your applications are completed in good order Provides a paperless “green” experience Simple e-signature process Auto-save functionality A dashboard shows all applications in process Take a look at the Critical Advantage Quick Start Guide here for detailed instructions on using the e-App..   If you have questions, please contact your Mutual of Omaha
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Categories: Critical Illness, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).