“Subject: Profile of Older Americans: 2016,” Administration for Community Living

“The annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population, A Profile of Older Americans: 2016, is now available. This profile covers 15 topical areas including population, income and poverty, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving. A description of the highlights of this document is below and the full document is attached. The profile has proven to be a very useful statistical summary in a user friendly format. It is a web based publication and is posted on the following website: https://aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/index.aspx” LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): This is one of the
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Categories: Industry News and Long-Term Care.

We Are Listening!

Change is coming! We are revamping our website to better suit the needs of our agents and clients and we want to hear from you! Please click the link below and take a few minutes to answer our eight question survey. Let us know how we can improve our website to exceed your expectations. Sentinel Website Survey #goldencareagent #Sentinel
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Categories: Industry News and Sentinel Security Life.

Good News | Omaha Announces Expanded Team of Case Managers

More LTCi Case Managers = Better Handling Of Your Submitted Cases Every LTCi case submitted to Mutual of Omaha is assigned to a case manager. This person is charged with gathering all material necessary for an underwriter to make a decision, and is responsible for making sure the application is in good order. They monitor the retrieval of medical records and the completion of the health interview. They are your resource for cases that are in underwriting review. The case managers who you will be interacting with are: Derek Goodwin Phone: 402-351-7791 Derek.Goodwin@MutualofOmaha.com Kris McPeake Phone: 402-351-7813 Kris.McPeake@MutualofOmaha.com Lisa Wheeler
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

GoldenCare Newsletter | March 13, 2017

In this GoldenCare Newsletter Edition From GoldenCare: Join us for in-depth product training on the hottest products on the market. Click here to register. New product!   GTL’s new Short-Term Home Health Care Insurance!   This product is already approved in several states and coming to more soon.   Please see the Newsletter for current state availability and product details. Be sure to register for an intro here. Don’t miss this Edition’s featured Guest Article is “Technology Comes of Age in the LTC World,” by Patrick Connole, Provider. From Mutual of Omaha: Effective March 1, 2017 Mutual of Omaha will be implementing a
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Guarantee Trust Life, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

“The LTC industry should be ashamed,” by Buffy Howard, McKnight’s LTC News

“Long-term care company: How did you not commit to building up your talent? To keeping them plush and pliable so they are bursting with that initial joy and desire to help others. Do you remember how joyful and young and vibrant they looked that day you interviewed prospects? It was obvious they were the pick of the litter. You thought to yourself: ‘I’m going to get tons of mileage out of this one.’ Yeah. You sure as hell did.  This nurse isn’t the only one. There are so many of us leaving long term care. We are LEAVING the industry.”
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Categories: Industry News and Long-Term Care.

“Long-term care insurance may become mandatory,” China Daily

“As part of the national effort to defuse a demographic ‘time-bomb’, China is very likely to introduce compulsory long-term care insurance to cope with ever-increasing care needs, particularly for the elderly who have a difficult time living independently due to age, illness or disability, said a national political advisor.” LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): Authoritarian China opts for compulsory government LTCI, but maybe we’ve dodged that bullet fired by three LTC advocacy groups last year. For more, read LTC Bullet: LTC at a Crossroads.” If you’re looking for a silver lining to last
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Categories: Industry News and Long-Term Care.

Coming Soon: Securian’s new website for financial professionals

Launching end of Q1! Designed for and by you! As a successful advisor, you want a website and online tools that are intuitive and efficient, so you can access what you need, when you need it — fast! So we tested, asked and tested again and completely reengineered your Securian site for the way you do business. Find what you’re looking for faster Quick links on all pages let you access the tools you use most. Menus that are more visible get you where you need to go. Streamlined content gives you the information you need so you can be
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, Linked Benefit/Hybrids, and Minnesota Life.

“U.S. Household Net Worth Reaches Record $92.8 Trillion,” by Josh Zumbrun, Wall Street Journal

“U.S. household net worth climbed to a record $92.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2016, as the end-of-year surge in stocks and a steady climb in home prices added more than $2 trillion of wealth to household balance sheets. The biggest contributor to the increase was the stock market’s end-of-year rally, which added $728 billion to household net worth in the fourth quarter, according to the Federal Reserve’s quarterly financial accounts report.” LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): Clearly, Americans hold more than enough wealth to fund long-term care without depending on a
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Categories: Industry News.

GTL’s New Website Is Now Live!

Welcome to the New & Improved GTL Website! Over the last 12 months, we’ve been hard at work expanding our insurance product lines, launching a new iPad, Android and E-application and upgrading our systems to better serve our agents and policyholders. Today, we’re extremely excited to announce the launch of our new and improved corporate website, www.gtlic.com. Our new website has been rebuilt from the ground up to better reflect our brand, communicate who we are and make it easier for you and GTL’s Policyholders to access content. Check back often as we will continually update our website with new
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Categories: Guarantee Trust Life and Industry News.

Medicare Supplement News – Omaha Family of Companies

Upcoming Rate Adjustment Please review information on upcoming Rate Adjustments in AZ, CA, LA, MS, NM, OR, and UT. •  In-Force Only Rate Adjustment – CA, OR, and MS •  Plan N Rate Adjustment – CA •  Standardized Rate Adjustment – AZ, CA, LA, MS, NM, and UT #goldencareagent #MutualOfOmaha
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).