Long-Term Care Insurance Product Updates

Long-Term Care Insurance Product Updates Effective June 3, 2024, the Maximum Monthly Benefit will increase from $10,000 to $15,000 on our MutualCare Solutions long-term care products! This will allow clients to access additional benefits if needed and provide a greater sense of security if a long-term care event occurs. Monthly benefit amounts range from $1,500 to $15,000 per month with this new increase*. The total Maximum Monthly Benefit, including long-term care coverage from other companies, will also increase to $15,000. With this change we will be removing the 60-month benefit multiplier on our Secure product. The $500,000 policy limit cap
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Password Reminder

Attention Agents: Recently, we’ve noticed a surge in brute-force cyber attacks across the insurance industry, where hackers attempt to gain access using repeated login attempts with various passwords. According to recent reports from Cyber News, in the first quarter of 2024, over 26 billion records were breached and combined in an easy-to-use directory for attackers. While we haven’t experienced any breaches, it’s crucial for everyone to remain vigilant. Please ensure that your GTL e-App password is unique and avoid using it elsewhere. Remember, using different passwords for different websites adds an extra layer of security.   Login to GTL Agent
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Life Insurance, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Short-Term Care.

AM Best Affirms Mutual of Omaha’s Financial Rating

AM Best Affirms Mutual of Omaha’s Financial Rating AM Best performed their annual rating committee review on Mutual of Omaha and affirmed our financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) with a stable ratings outlook. The ratings reflect Mutual of Omaha’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as very strong, as well as our strong operating performance, favorable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. Mutual of Omaha’s favorable business profile is anchored by its diversification of products and our multiple distribution channels leading to our capitalization level being very strong and considered favorable relative to our peers. For more
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Mutual of Omaha Celebrating 115 Years

March 05, 2024 Today marks Mutual of Omaha’s 115th anniversary. On this day in 1909, Dr. C.C. Criss acquired the charter of Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Association, along with his wife, Mabel, and his brother, Neil. The Criss family had a vision to offer affordable, simplified insurance policies that helped protect policyholders from financial loss. They reached new customers who had previously been underserved by the insurance industry. And they backed their policies with superior customer service. Those same founding ideals remain hallmarks of our noble purpose today. The Criss family’s legacy has been carried on by tens of
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updates to the Book of Business Tool

The Book of Business download has been enhanced, on Sales Professional Access (SPA) to include a complete list of the inforce Mutual of Omaha policies you have sold now including Prescription Drug Plans and Mutual Income Solutions, effective December 13, 2023. This enhancement will make it even easier to figure out what types of policies your clients may have and prepare to answer any questions. To learn more about the Book of Business feature, review the Book of Business Instructional Flyer.   Updates to the Book of Business Tool   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closing and 2023 End of Year Pay Dates

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates (United of Omaha and United World) will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Below are the cut-off dates and times and the adjusted pay schedules. Holiday Pay Calculation Schedule Med Supp E-App & All Life Cutoff 3:00 PM Health Cutoff 3:00 PM Long Term Care Cutoff 3:00 PM Direct Deposit (EFT) Available The 23rd & 24th of November, Thursday and Friday 11/23/2023-11/24/2023 Monday 11/20/2023 Monday 11/20/2023 Friday 11/17/2023 Friday 11/17/2023 Friday 11/24/2023   Weekly and holiday pay schedules are also available on the Sales Professional Access
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

What are your clients saying about GTL?

For nearly 90 years, GTL has been committed to providing you and your clients the best service in the industry. We pride ourselves in keeping that a core value on how we do business.     But don’t just take our word for it… Below is just a very small samping of the positive feedback we have received from your clients recently.   We sincerely appreciate your business and the opportunity to serve your clients. We wish you much success this Open Enrollment!   Contact GTL’s Sales Support with any questions by texting or calling (800) 323-6907, or email agency@gtlic.com.
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Short-Term Care.

Full Legal Signature Required for Application Processing

Attention Agents! In order to avoid application processing delays, please make sure that you obtain full legal signatures on all submitted applications. Visit the Agent Portal       To expedite and ensure the smooth processing of applications, we can only accept the full legal signature on all submitted applications.   Please inform your client that the following examples of signatures including scribbles, initials, or incomplete signatures will not be acceptable. Initials are not acceptable. Random letters or characters are not acceptable. Scribbles are not acceptable. Please make sure that your client writes their signature as legibly as possible with
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Short-Term Care.

New Digital Signature Option on GTL’s Agent Portal!

Good news! GTL’s Agent Portal now has three convenient options for capturing your client’s signature! In addition to the existing Text-to-Sign and Voice Verification options, our newest alternative allows your client to sign with their finger on a touchpad or by using the mouse on the screen! Visit the Agent Portal       Not sure which option to choose during the application process? Text-to-Sign and Voice Verification are best when you are not present with the client.   Use Text-to-Sign when your client’s cell phone is handy. A text message with a secure link will be sent to capture
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Short-Term Care.

1099 Forms Available on SPA

As the end of the year fast approaches, sign up to receive your 1099s electronically. If you want to have electronic access to your 2023 1099, follow the below instructions and consent prior to 12/31/2023. This will allow you to have access to your 1099 anytime during the year. Notification will be sent in January as soon as the 1099s are available. The detailed instructions for producers accessing 1099s are provided on the home page of SPA. Please note: If a producer has chosen and created a Compensation PIN for SPA already, they will not be able to view their
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).