May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to talk with clients about income protection and what it could mean for their families when they need a real difference maker. When we think about our most valuable assets, we often think about our home or the other things we own. But for most people, their most valuable asset is actually their income. Consider this: If you were sick or injured and unable to work, how would you pay the mortgage or rent? Make your car payment? Pay health insurance premiums? Your income allows you to live your
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Start the Disability Income Insurance Conversation Today

Disability Insurance Awareness Month is here, making it a great time to remind clients about income protection and how it helps protect their ability to earn an income. Disability income insurance is a fairly easy topic to talk about – and one your clients should quickly understand. Yet, nearly 7 out of every 10 working Americans say they can’t make it a month without a paycheck before feeling major financial strains. Here are questions you can ask to start the income protection conversations: If you become sick or injured and unable to work, who’ll pay your expenses? Do you have
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Email Address on Submitted Applications

This is a reminder to please fill-out your client’s applications completely before submitting for all Mutual of Omaha products. This includes capturing the customer’s email address. We encourage you to use an e-App if it is available for your products. e-Apps are an easy and fast way to submit business and have a field for email address. Most paper applications also have a field for an email address so if you prefer to use a paper application, please make sure you are including the client’s email address if applicable. Thank you for your business.   Email Address on Submitted Applications
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Increased Simplified Underwriting Amounts for Disability Income

Mutual of Omaha is committed to helping you continue to meet the income protection needs of your clients. We have good news to share, to make it easier to sell disability income insurance. Effective immediately, we are making the following enhancement to new applications for simplified underwriting guidelines: Increasing the amount from $3,000 to $6,000 of monthly benefit Advantages of Simplified Underwriting: Ages 18-45, no labs up to and including $6,000 Age 46+ blood urine, physical data No financial requirements up to and including $6,000 monthly benefit, all benefit periods* *If requesting the self-employed discount, two-year financial documentation will be
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Categories: COVID-19, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Information on DI, CI and AD Policy Output Procedures

State government social distancing responses change daily, and it is increasingly difficult to know which of our distribution partners have the ability to maintain back office support for policy receipt and delivery. We also understand that any back-office support you have available today may be forced to discontinue tomorrow as the situation continues to evolve. Therefore, as an interim solution, we will begin mailing all Disability, Critical Illness and Accidental Death insurance policies direct to our customers effective April 11, 2020. This change is being implemented with the best interests of our customers and distribution partners in mind to ensure
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Categories: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Prospecting Material Can Help You Reach Your Clients

We realize it may be challenging to reach potential and current customers during this time. Mutual of Omaha can help with our consumer prospecting materials. Personalized prospecting materials are available for ordering with your contact information so clients can contact you directly to help them with the coverage they need. Just click on the links below to see the all prospecting material that is available for you. Health Products Critical Advantage self-mailer and postcard Long-Term Care cost of waiting self-mailer and retirement planning self-mailer Priority Income Protection (PIP) self-mailer Life Products Term Life Express (TLE) self-mailer Indexed Universal Life Express
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Protecting One’s Largest Investment

Unfortunately, many of your middle-income clients are more likely not prepared for a disruption in their pay – nearly 70 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings and more than one-third have no savings at all. Priority Income Protection® can be their safety net. By providing up to $4,000 in monthly disability income insurance benefits, it’s perfect for middle-income clients. And an easy quote e-application, the application process couldn’t be simpler. Have questions or need a quote? Visit mutualofomaha.com/pip.   Protecting One’s Largest Investment   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important information from Distribution Compensation

As our Distribution Compensation team members are working remotely due to the Coronavirus, it has given us an opportunity to review some of our processes and modernize our approach with our partners. Effective immediately, if you need to contact broker compensation for any reason, please use the following methods: Phone: 1-800-475-4465 Email: broker.compensation@mutualofomaha.com   NOTE: We are no longer able to receive or process any faxes. Please know we are here to support you and your business. Mutual of Omaha remains fully committed to the industry, to you and our customers. Thank you for your continued trust.   Important information
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Categories: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Turn DI Objections into Sales

Whether you’re a new or seasoned producer selling disability income insurance you should be aware of reasons people think they don’t need this essential coverage. The key is to be prepared for anything a prospective client might say. Objection: “Nothing will happen to me. I don’t need DI.” It’s probably human nature to think like this. However, clients who raise this objection simply are not facing reality of losing their income. If your client missed three months’ worth of income, how would they pay their expenses? As an insurance professional looking out for your client’s best interests, it’s your job
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Updates from Customer Service

At Mutual of Omaha, we exist for our customers. That’s why we want you to know that we’re closely monitoring the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and taking precautionary measures to promote the health and safety of our customers and associates. Although our physical location is closed, we have implemented measures so that business remains as usual for customers. Our associates are working remotely taking calls and processing customer requests. This article includes information regarding: Extending grace periods Processing of policy claims during an extended grace period Life insurance policy coverage during a pandemic Changes to duplicate policy request processing Self-service
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Categories: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).