Thrivent LTCI News: Underwriting updates regarding COVID-19

Underwriting Questions FAQ (COVID-19) Last updated 03/25/2020 How are we underwriting COVID cases? Applicants positive for COVID 19 will be postponed. We will reconsider coverage 3 months after a negative test for COVID 19. Is Thrivent waiving underwriting requirements due to COVID 19? We are not waiving any underwriting requirements at this time. What if during policy delivery while completing the Statement of Good Health, it’s learned that the insured has tested positive to COVID-19 since the initial application? Client will need to wait until 90 days after being fully recovered at which time they can re-apply. Are we taking
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Thrivent.

Important Information Regarding LTC Underwriting and New Business

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 27, 2020 LTC paper applications and
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Information Regarding the Underwriting of Pending Apps

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, effective immediately (Note: Health products include Accidental Death, Long-Term Care, Disability Income, Critical Illness, Cancer, and Heart Attack & Stroke. This does NOT apply to Med Supp applications.): 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
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Categories: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Our Underwriting and Case Management Staff are Here for You

Our LTC Underwriting and New Business teams are fully staffed, working remotely and actively accepting and processing your LTCi applications. The e-Application located on Sales Professional Access remains the best means to submit an application and reduce amendments. View the Quick-Start Guide to get started. Our vendors are working to capacity with no delays in issuing or mailing policies; however, due to social distancing, self-imposed quarantine and prioritizing patient care, we are experiencing some delays in face-to-face interviews and obtaining APS’s. That said, we will remain flexible by working with you on keeping your cases open and processing your business.
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Categories: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Information Regarding Underwriting and New Business

Underwriting and New Business have received several inquiries for processing alternatives in light of the current situation. This article provides information on the following topics: NEW: We are now allowing fully-underwritten IUL policies to be submitted using Speed eTicket (drop ticket) and using Accelerated Underwriting The status of our new business vendors Accepted ways of accepting electronic signatures for new business processing Email submission of applications and requirements Policy output options NOTE: This information pertains to our Life and Health product lines, excluding Long-Term Care, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP). We will engage our partners at LTCG for
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

How to Safely Conduct Business

As we shared with you on March 16, 2020, Mutual of Omaha is practicing social distancing to help protect the health and safety of our associates and ensure uninterrupted service to our customers and you. We encourage you to also do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus. You’re likely rethinking how you can keep yourself and others safe in a business that’s built on relationships with people and, most often, face-to-face interactions. Mutual of Omaha is offering suggestions on how to continue your business in today’s environment while keeping both you and your clients safe and healthy.
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Categories: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Securian answers Minnesota nurses’ call for masks in a big way

Nicole Hansen with Securian Financial and Rick Fuentes with the Minnesota Nurses Association load up a dolly with cases of protective masks at the MNA offices at 345 Randolph Ave. in St. Paul on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Securian had stockpiled protective masks in a warehouse in case of emergency. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)   The Minnesota Nurses Association began its protective-mask donation drive with a bang on Saturday. Securian Financial in St. Paul donated 20,200 masks to help fill the “drastic” shortage health care workers say they face in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are all
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

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: COVID-19, 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: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).