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Good News! New Consumer-Use Long-Term Care Insurance Trifold We are developing various marketing materials you can use to help educate more people about the need for LTCi. It’s just one of the many advantages of working with GoldenCare. Have you seen GoldenCare’s new Top 10 Facts To Know About Long-Term Care Planning brochure? This consumer-facing trifold helps establish the need for long-term care insurance. Strategically place in your office within easy reach of clients, or pair with your business card and create your own mailer to reach a larger audience! Click the image to the right or the link below
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

You’re Invited! | Aetna and GTL Short-Term Care Plans

Register now to reserve your space! Thurs, April 27, 2021 2:00 PM  to  2:30 PM CDT     Questions or help registering? Call the GoldenCare Marketing Team at 800-842-7799! Don’t forget to subscribe to our News Digest for all the latest announcements from the Top Carriers! Check out GoldenCare News  
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Categories: Brokerage, GoldenCare News, Guarantee Trust Life, and Industry News.

“How to Get Long-Term Care in Place for Aging Family Members”

“How to Get Long-Term Care in Place for Aging Family Members,” by Katherine Snow Smith, AOL Quote:  “So your parents have smartly paid long-term care insurance premiums of a few hundred dollars a month for 15 years. Now they need help in their house and are ready to file a claim and reap the financial payback of their prudent planning. … But whether planning for yourself or your parents, there is a lot to learn about getting help in place and filing a claim to get reimbursement checks arriving in the mailbox. Here are some tips, warnings and suggestions for
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

“UPDATE: Not Aware of the Washington State Long-Term Care Program? – Employers Take Notice and Act Quickly”

“UPDATE: Not Aware of the Washington State Long-Term Care Program? – Employers Take Notice and Act Quickly,” Davis Wright Tremaine Quote:  “Employees now have until November 1, 2021, to purchase long-term care insurance if they wish to opt out of the Washington State Long-Term Care Program. On April 14, 2021, the House passed an amendment to the original Bill (SHB 1323), extending the deadline from July 24, 2021, to November 1, 2021. (Reflected in original post, below.)” LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform: Let the “fire sale” begin. Save as many people as you can from
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

GoldenCare Newsletter | April 19, 2021

Read Full GoldenCare Newsletter, April 19, 2021 Edition In this GoldenCare Newsletter Edition From GoldenCare:   THURSDAY! Introducing Our Innovative Referral Program Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:00 PM  to  2:30 PM CDT   Diversify your portfolio for greater sales success! Join us for product and sales live and prerecorded training.  Stay up-to-date on the latest products and sales strategies. Check back for our next exciting promotion! Guest Articles: “State Regulators Post LTC Insurance Rate Review Draft,” by Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor “Genworth Ends China Oceanwide Merger Agreement,” by Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor   Enjoy!   Compliance: REMINDER:  Holiday Telephone Solicitation Ban for
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Guarantee Trust Life, Industry News, Long-Term Care, Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates), National Guardian Life, and Thrivent.

You’re Invited | Let’s help those clients stay out of the nursing home!

You’re clients want to stay out of the nursing home.   Let’s help them! We’re pleased to introduce a brand new Longevity Planning Referral Program in collaboration with Integrity Marketing Group’s Long-Term Care insurance branch.   The Referral Program is EASY. You don’t have to become a Longevity Planning Specialist: no hassling with carrier contracts, producer certifications or DOI appointments. Make THOUSANDS in Referral Fees! Thurs, April 22, 2021 2:00 PM  to  2:30 PM CDT     Questions or help registering? Call the GoldenCare Marketing Team at 800-842-7799! Don’t forget to subscribe to our News Digest for all the latest announcements
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Categories: GoldenCare News and Industry News.

“Ransomware ‘bull’s eye’ grows, clouding telehealth’s rise in long-term care”

“Ransomware ‘bull’s eye’ grows, clouding telehealth’s rise in long-term care,” by Kimberly Marselas, McKnight’s LTC News Quote:  “Even as COVID-19 and its emphasis on telehealth have opened providers to greater cybersecurity risks, insurance policies that offer potential protection are becoming more expensive, and in some cases, harder to get. Insurers are issuing 25% to 50% premium increases this year, reflecting a large number of ransomware payouts over the last year and a half, according to David Basham, an Atlanta-based broker for Willis Towers Watson.” LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform: Just what LTC providers needed,
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

“Diminished capacity creates new investment risk”

“Diminished capacity creates new investment risk,” by Mary Beth Franklin, InvestmentNews Quote:  “A new white paper released Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aging details how financial advice companies can better support at-risk aging clients. The paper summarizes current demographic realities, the nature of the risks to financial services firms, the regulatory environment and the opportunities for firms seeking to better protect their clients and themselves. It was written by Chris Heye, founder of Whealthcare Solutions Inc., Liz Loewy, co-founder of EverSafe, and Katherine L. Wade. … ‘We recommend that firms view diminished capacity the same
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

GWIC updates Final Expense portfolio

GWIC updates Final Expense portfolio On May 1, 2021, Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC®) will adjust the Final Expense product portfolio. What is changing The minimum age on the Assurance Plus product will change from age 40 to age 50. The minimum face amount will increase to $2,500 on the Assurance Plus product. The chargeback period on deaths will now be 12 months on both Assurance Plus and Guaranteed Assurance products. Updated Agent Field Guide Manual is now available The “Agent Field Manual: Final Expense Whole Life” has been updated to align with the new changes. Click here to view
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Categories: Great Western, Industry News, and Life Insurance.

Improvements to the Underwriting Call Center Prompts

Beginning Thursday, April 15th, you will hear new prompts when you contact our Underwriting Call Center. One of the most notable enhancements is if you are calling for an Underwriting Risk Assessment (pre-screening). You will now be able to bypass the Underwriting Call Center and go directly to the appropriate underwriting team for Express Life, Fully-Underwritten Life, Disability Income and Express Health. Why are these changes being made? Mutual of Omaha began introducing the Amazon Web Services phone platform just over two years ago; and, this platform has opened up additional capabilities for our company’s call routing strategies. It also
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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).