GoldenCare Newsletter | November 21, 2022

Read Full GoldenCare Newsletter, November 21, 2022 Edition In this GoldenCare Newsletter Edition From GoldenCare: The GoldenCare Office will be closed Thurs, November 24th & Fri, November 25th for Thanksgiving.     Mutual of Omaha LTCi e-App Demonstration Tues, Nov 22, 2022 2:00 PM  to  2:30 PM CST   HOT LTC TOPICS! | FREE GIVEAWAYS! | DRAWINGS FOR PRIZES! Whether you’re an LTCi veteran or you’re new to LTCi , we’ve got something for you! Check it Out HERE Diversify your portfolio for greater sales success! Join us for product and sales live and prerecorded training.  Stay up-to-date on the
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates), National Guardian Life, and Thrivent.

Get Those LTCi Apps in for DOUBLE the Chance to Win!

 GoldenCare’s Game Time Double the Chance to Win! Watch Game Time Video One week left!   Promo bonus ends November 30th How To Enter: For each qualifying Long-Term Care insurance applicant written, your name gets entered TWICE. The more your write, the better your chances of winning! Get the Full Promo Details If you’re already appointed through GoldenCare, but are not yet taking advantage of all we have to offer, call your Regional Director at 800-842-7799!         #goldencareagent
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Categories: GoldenCare News and Industry News.

“White House to extend PHE designation through April, reports say”

“White House to extend PHE designation through April, reports say,” by James M. Berklan, McKnight’s LTC News Quote: “The federal government will extend the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until at least April, according to published reports. … The emergency status will extend beyond January in order to allow more time to transition off of the vast federal assistance, according to an unnamed administration official cited in a Reuters report Friday.”   LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform: The PHE designation give states a windfall of federal money and keeps ineligible recipients on Medicaid, but it’s a
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

“Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look”

“Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look,” by Meredith Freed, Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek, Anthony Damico, and Tricia Neuman, Kaiser Family Foundation Quote: “Over the last decade, Medicare Advantage, the private plan alternative to traditional Medicare, has taken on a more prominent role in the Medicare program. In 2022, more than 28 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, nearly half of the total Medicare population. This brief provides an overview of the Medicare Advantage plans that are available for 2023 and key trends over time. (A separate overview of the 2023 Medicare Part D marketplace is also available.)”   LTC Comment,
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

“New insurance frontier may be opening to well-positioned providers”

“New insurance frontier may be opening to well-positioned providers,” by Kimberly Marselas, McKnight’s LTC News Quote: “Some 81% of long-stay nursing home residents are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare coverage, yet the facilities they call home have rarely played a role in providing their health insurance. But analysts at healthcare research and consulting firm ATI and the SNP Alliance say an approaching regulatory transition presents a key opportunity for more skilled nursing providers to participate in and potentially offer special needs plans designed for dual-eligible individuals.”   LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform: More
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

“Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and the Long-Term Care Conversation: LTCI Insider”

“Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and the Long-Term Care Conversation: LTCI Insider,” by Margie Barrie, ThinkAdvisor Quote: “The holiday might be a time for adult children, nieces and nephews to ask questions. Home maintenance, bill-paying and scams should be on the agenda. You could host part of the conversation.”   LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform: Sound advice from one who knows.       Subscribe to GoldenCare News  
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

“States’ use of LTSS varies widely for dual-eligible adults with dementia”

“States’ use of LTSS varies widely for dual-eligible adults with dementia,” by Alicia Lasek, McKnight’s LTC News Quote: “Some state differences were stark. The use of any form of LTSS for dual-eligible beneficiaries with dementia ranged from 61% in Maine to 96% in Montana. Home-based service use ranged from 9% in Maine, Arizona and South Dakota, to 62% in Oregon, for example. And although nursing facilities topped the LTSS list of service type in most states, home-based services had greater utilization in not only Oregon, but in Alaska and California as well, the researchers found. Many states have sought to
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Categories: Clippings and Industry News.

Care Solutions News, November 2022

Succeed as One A Thanksgiving Message from Jeff Levin With the arrival of November, there are many things we all are grateful for. Jeff has a special message to everyone this Thanksgiving below.   – Jeff   Operations updates Prepare for year-end: Review key dates and holiday hours We’re dedicated to helping you have a smooth and successful year-end. To ensure you’re prepared, review our holiday hours, new business processing guidelines for 2022 production, and details about this year’s required minimum distribution waiver.   Thanksgiving closure, newsletter distribution OneAmerica will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for
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Categories: Industry News, Linked Benefit/Hybrids, and OneAmerica.

Good News | These Learning Tools Can Become Powerful Sales Tools

It’s Still Long-Term Care Awareness Month Real People. Real Stories.  The need for long-term care insurance becomes apparent when you see how it benefits real-life customers. These flyers are learning tools you can turn into powerful sales tools by describing how an LTCi policy helped both Mutual of Omaha policyholders and their families. The Need for Home Health Care and Hospice Care The Value of a Care Coordinator The Advantage of a Cash Benefit Help for a Chronic Condition Claims Statistics Overview – Use this tool to emphasize the commonality of LTC claims. LifeHappens Testimonial – Learn the story of
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.