Long-Term Care Insurance Product Updates

Long-Term Care Insurance Product Updates Effective June 3, 2024, the Maximum Monthly Benefit will increase from $10,000 to $15,000 on our MutualCare Solutions long-term care products! This will allow clients to access additional benefits if needed and provide a greater sense of security if a long-term care event occurs. Monthly benefit amounts range from $1,500 to $15,000 per month with this new increase*. The total Maximum Monthly Benefit, including long-term care coverage from other companies, will also increase to $15,000. With this change we will be removing the 60-month benefit multiplier on our Secure product. The $500,000 policy limit cap
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Password Reminder

Attention Agents: Recently, we’ve noticed a surge in brute-force cyber attacks across the insurance industry, where hackers attempt to gain access using repeated login attempts with various passwords. According to recent reports from Cyber News, in the first quarter of 2024, over 26 billion records were breached and combined in an easy-to-use directory for attackers. While we haven’t experienced any breaches, it’s crucial for everyone to remain vigilant. Please ensure that your GTL e-App password is unique and avoid using it elsewhere. Remember, using different passwords for different websites adds an extra layer of security.   Login to GTL Agent
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Life Insurance, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Short-Term Care.

AM Best Affirms Mutual of Omaha’s Financial Rating

AM Best Affirms Mutual of Omaha’s Financial Rating AM Best performed their annual rating committee review on Mutual of Omaha and affirmed our financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) with a stable ratings outlook. The ratings reflect Mutual of Omaha’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as very strong, as well as our strong operating performance, favorable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. Mutual of Omaha’s favorable business profile is anchored by its diversification of products and our multiple distribution channels leading to our capitalization level being very strong and considered favorable relative to our peers. For more
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Mutual of Omaha Celebrating 115 Years

March 05, 2024 Today marks Mutual of Omaha’s 115th anniversary. On this day in 1909, Dr. C.C. Criss acquired the charter of Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Association, along with his wife, Mabel, and his brother, Neil. The Criss family had a vision to offer affordable, simplified insurance policies that helped protect policyholders from financial loss. They reached new customers who had previously been underserved by the insurance industry. And they backed their policies with superior customer service. Those same founding ideals remain hallmarks of our noble purpose today. The Criss family’s legacy has been carried on by tens of
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Advanced Markets Minute – February 2024

LTC Self-Insurance or Self-Delusion? Welcome to the Advanced Markets Minute in both print and audio form. Today’s article is called “LTC Self-Insurance or Self-Delusion?” Listen Now   When it comes to planning for long-term care expenses some clients say they would rather self-insure, or in other words, pay the cost of care themselves. They probably don’t self-insure against auto accidents, home fires, or medical costs, but somehow self-insuring against the risk of needing long term care makes sense to them. Many who say that may not understand what the actual cost of long-term care will be and, in reality, cannot
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Coming soon: SecureCare III new reprice and state launch

SecureCare III repricing in SC and launching in MT Give your long-term care (LTC) clients a benefit boost with SecureCare™ III, an LTC and nonparticipating whole life insurance policy. Mark your calendars for Monday, January 29, 2024: SecureCare III rates will decrease by 25 percent across all case scenarios in South Carolina SecureCare III will launch in Montana including the pricing decrease of 25 percent across all case scenarios Learn more about SecureCare III   Please note: All licensing and LTC certification training must be in good order before the sale of any LTC products. Review LTC licensing and training
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Reminder: Living Promise Application Update

There is a new application form for our Living Promise Whole Life product. The new paper application form number is ICC23L681A and is currently available in Forms and Materials, or through your normal ordering channels. The new application form is now required to be used for all applications. If an old form is received, you will be asked to resubmit using the new application. Here’s a list of state-specific form numbers: California (T209LCA23A) Florida (T210LFL23A) Kansas (ICC23L687A) Maine (ICC23L682A) Minnesota (T212LMN23A) Montana (T213LMT23A) North Carolina (T214LNC23A) North Dakota (T208LNA23A) Oklahoma (T215LOK23A) South Carolina (T208LNA23A) South Dakota (T208LNA23A) Virginia (ICC23L682A) Vermont
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

California Approves Living Promise Underwriting Enhancement

The state of California has approved a new underwriting enhancement for our Living Promise whole life insurance product. Effective December 6th, 2023, the following improvement have been implemented: We’ve lowered the age for diabetes for the Graded Benefit Plan to 45. For Transition Rules regarding applications: Electronic and paper applications using the old form must be signed no later than December 20th, and received at the home office by December 31st to be accepted. Electronic and paper applications signed on or after January 1st, 2024, must use the new application form If you have any questions, please contact Mutual of
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updates to the Book of Business Tool

The Book of Business download has been enhanced, on Sales Professional Access (SPA) to include a complete list of the inforce Mutual of Omaha policies you have sold now including Prescription Drug Plans and Mutual Income Solutions, effective December 13, 2023. This enhancement will make it even easier to figure out what types of policies your clients may have and prepare to answer any questions. To learn more about the Book of Business feature, review the Book of Business Instructional Flyer.   Updates to the Book of Business Tool   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Earn extra cash for the holidays by selling GTL!

For each Advantage Plus®, Advantage Plus® Elite, Indemnity Plus® Elite, Precision Care™ Cancer Insurance, Recover Cash®, GTL Life Select, Home Care Secure, and/or Short-Term Home Health Care applications submitted between Oct 1, 2023, and Dec 31, 2023.*   View PDF for Bonus Details       Submit 5-10 Applications During Q4 $50 per application Submit 11-25 Applications During Q4 $75 per application Submit 26+ Applications During Q4 $100 per application   View PDF for Bonus Details   Contact GTL’s Sales Support with any questions at (800) 323-6907, or email agency@gtlic.com. * Please view the Bonus PDF for full details and
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Categories: Critical Illness, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Short-Term Care.