Holiday Telephone Solicitation bans for the month of June 2020

Please be aware of the following US holiday telephone solicitation bans for the month of June 2020: On Monday, June 1, 2020: Alabama prohibits unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Jefferson Davis Day. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020: Louisiana prohibits unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Confederate Memorial Day. On Sunday, June 14, 2020: Pennsylvania prohibits unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Flag Day. Holiday Telephone Solicitation bans for the month of June 2020   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

COVID-19: We are here for you

COVID-19: We are here for you As we all continue to navigate these times of uncertainty, the health and safety of our customers, partners and employees is our top priority. We are open for business and maintaining business operations. As the situation continues to evolve, know that we are committed and prepared to serve you through this disruptive time. We will continue to update this page with any new developments.   What we’re doing We are continually monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 and are working with state and local governments to support business continuity and resilience. We maintain a business continuity
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Good News | Omaha Now Ranked #300 On Fortune 500 List

  Mutual of Omaha Improves Position on Fortune 500 List Mutual of Omaha is pleased to announce that it has improved its position on Fortune Magazine’s 500 list. We moved up to number 300. “Founded in 1909, the Nebraska mutual insurance and financial services company offers a variety of products, including life insurance and supplemental Medicare insurance policies. It climbed 36 spots on record revenues of $10.4 billion.” Mutual of Omaha Improves Position on Fortune 500 List Join a growing community of insurance agents and producers sharing positive stories, and sales tips for success while working remotely. Plus, all carrier
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

“Simplifying telemedicine use in long-term care facilities”

“Simplifying telemedicine use in long-term care facilities,” by Jonathan Wiesen, M.D., McKnight’s LTC News   Quote: “Telemedicine has become the go-to tool of choice during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep individuals, healthcare providers and staff safe. The good news for long-term care professionals is that providing virtual care during these chaotic days does not have to be complicated. … Long-term care facility staff who may be concerned about a patient’s cold and flu symptoms can use this service and access advice without having to arrange to transport the patient to a healthcare facility, where they risk exposure to the virus
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“Coronavirus or no, why do we have so many people in nursing homes?”

“Coronavirus or no, why do we have so many people in nursing homes?,” by Rebekah Diller and Leslie Salzman, New York Daily News   Quote: “Despite a growing acknowledgment that home and community-based services are preferable to institutional care, public policies and funding have not been sufficient to realize that goal. As a result, the U.S. has more than 1.3 million adults living in nursing homes, with many more living in long-term institutional settings for persons with psychiatric, intellectual and developmental disabilities. They all face unprecedented risks right now.” LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): We’ll publish
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Categories: Clippings, COVID-19, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“FAQs About Coronavirus and Long-Term Care Insurance”

“FAQs About Coronavirus and Long-Term Care Insurance,” by Kimberly Lankford, US News & World Report   Quote: “The situation highlights the importance of having a plan to pay for potential long-term care expenses, which can give you more options if you end up needing care yourself. But it’s also made it more difficult to qualify for long-term care insurance, especially as you get older or have had a positive COVID-19 test. And if your aging parents already have a long-term care policy and are receiving care now, you may be wondering if any changes to their care from the pandemic will
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Categories: Clippings, COVID-19, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“Few Medicare Advantage plans cover social needs for chronically ill patients”

“Few Medicare Advantage plans cover social needs for chronically ill patients,” by Lisa Rappaport, Managed Health Care   Quote: “Most Medicare Advantage plans are not offering chronically ill enrollees supplemental benefits to address social needs that were added to the government health program in 2018 in an effort to improve health outcomes and achieve cost savings, a U.S. study suggests. … In 2020, 139 of 3,052 plans (4.6%) offered benefits for social needs under the CHRONIC Care Act. The most commonly offered benefit was pest control, provided by 2.2% of plans, followed by produce at 2.1%, and meal delivery at
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

Omaha Now Ranked #300 On Fortune 500 List

We improved our position on Fortune Magazine’s 500 list. We moved up to No. 300.  #fortune500   #mutualofomaha     Mutual of Omaha Improves Position on Fortune 500 List   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha #fortune500
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Good News | Securian Financial: Strength Reaffirmed Amid The Uncertainty

  Fitch Ratings affirms Securian Financial’s AA rating and stable outlook On Friday, May 8, 2020, Fitch Ratings affirmed the insurance financial strength rating for Securian Financial at AA (Very Strong) and maintained our Stable outlook. The AA (Very Strong) rating is Fitch’s third highest of 19 ratings. Fitch also cited our ratings continue to reflect our “extremely strong capitalization…very strong investment asset and risk profile … and diverse earnings profile.” Fitch Ratings affirms Securian Financial’s AA rating and stable outlook Join a growing community of insurance agents and producers sharing positive stories, and sales tips for success while working
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Securian.

“Reopening Guidance by CMS Wins Praise for Aggressive Stance on Staff, Resident Testing”

  “Reopening Guidance by CMS Wins Praise for Aggressive Stance on Staff, Resident Testing,” by Patrick Connole, Provider Quote: “​Amid the state-by-state reopening of the United States while the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday issued new guidance for state and local officials to ensure the safe reopening of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), which quickly won the support of the long term and post-acute care profession for its focus on extreme caution and the call for aggressive testing for staff and residents alike.” LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for
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Categories: Clippings, COVID-19, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.