COVID-19 participation guidelines update

Changes to COVID-19 participation guidelines to be implemented September 16, 2020 Securian Financial continues to focus on delivering high levels of service, helping customers with their insurance needs and maintaining the company’s financial strength. Your support in delivering on this focus has provided valuable insights to best navigate the unpredictable nature of a pandemic while addressing the additional risks it presents.   We are pleased to announce the following changes to the temporary COVID-19 participation guidelines effective September 16, 2020: Maximum issue age will increase to age 75 for all life products including SecureCare Universal Life (excluding Advantage Elite Select
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Life Insurance Awareness Month is Here

At the beginning of the year, we shared with you the clear vision we had for 2020. Unfortunately, 2020 had its own plans and our world was turned upside down. One thing; however, remained the same — customers still needed life insurance protection. And with your help, we’ve continued to offer sound planning solutions to help meet the needs of your customers and provided electronic solutions that made it easier for you to do business in today’s world. As we head into September, there’s no doubt this year’s Life Insurance Awareness Month is going to look a little different than
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Life and Annuity Policies Are Now Emailed

In August, Mutual of Omaha began sending emails with links to PDF copies of all Life and Annuity policies. Please note, policies will continue being mailed via the standard paper policy output process in addition to the new email process. Here’s How It Works An email is sent within 24 hours of policy issue The email is sent to the client, the writing agent, the top-level marketer and any authorized user designated by the writing agent or top level marketer with full access in Sales Professional Access (SPA) The email will contain a link to our Secure Message Portal system,
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Labor Day Office Closing 2020

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates (United of Omaha & United World) will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day. Below are the cut-off dates and times and the adjusted pay schedules. Holiday Pay Calculation Schedule All Life Cutoff 3:00 PM All LTC Cutoff 3:00 PM Health Cutoff (New Issues) Health Cutoff (Renewals) Direct Deposit (EFT) Available Labor Day, Monday 9/07/2020 Tuesday, 9/08/2020 Tuesday, 9/08/2020 Friday, 9/04/2020 Friday, 9/04/2020 Tuesday, 9/08/2020 Friday, 9/11/2020 Weekly and holiday pay schedules are also available on the Sales Professional Access (SPA) website. If you have any questions, please contact your Sales Director
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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).

System Maintenance This Weekend

Beginning this Saturday evening we will be completing required system maintenance to our servers. During the maintenance window Sales Professional Access and iPipeline e-Application will be inaccessible. The planned outage will last 7:00 p.m. (CST) Saturday, August 29, 2020 through 7:00 a.m. (CST) Sunday, August 30, 2020. For consideration of additional time zones, the outage window will be: Eastern – 8:00 p.m. Saturday through 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mountain – 6:00 p.m. Saturday through 6:00 a.m. Sunday West Coast – 5:00 p.m. Saturday through 5:00 a.m. Sunday After the brief outage you will be able to access Sales Professional Access and
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

WinFlex Tip: Navigating an IUL Illustration Using the New Illustration Contents Menu

Have you spent time looking at the new IUL illustrations that were introduced in July? There were many new features, including a complete redesign to improve the look, updates to the language to make it more client-friendly, a Your Policy Highlights section that gives clients a quick overview of the key benefits, and new table layouts to make the ledgers easier to read. One enhancement that you may not have noticed is the new Table of Contents. While a Table of Contents may not seem like a ‘wow’ feature, it can definitely help you quickly navigate to where you need
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

How to Safely Conduct Business

As we shared with you earlier this year, Mutual of Omaha continues to focus on providing information and recommendations to help protect the health and safety of our associates and ensure uninterrupted service to our customers and you. We are all encouraged to do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus by social distancing, practicing good hygiene and following the CDC guidelines in the areas and states where you do business in. Below are Health and Safety guidelines to help provide a safe way to conduct business. Opt for video meetings or phone calls when possible. Avoid in-person
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Categories: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

A Case Study: Accumulation, Protection or Both?

Income Advantage IUL can provide your clients with valuable life insurance protection. It also offers the opportunity to accumulate cash value* for future needs, such as supplementing the client’s retirement income. Teaming an Income Advantage policy up with a term life insurance policy may be an ideal solution for clients who want to plan ahead for retirement, but also have a larger temporary life insurance need. Learn more about how this works by looking at our Satisfy the Need for Accumulation and Protection flyer. It includes: A case study showing how this concept works A comparison of taking income immediately
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Product updates to SecureCare in AZ, CT, DE and ND

Product updates to SecureCare Universal Life Securian Financial is committed to building secure tomorrows by doing the right thing today. To deliver on this promise and in response to the historically low interest rate environment, Securian Financial will implement the following updates to SecureCare in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware and North Dakota on September 5, 20201. Please note: these changes impact new business only, there are no changes to in-force policies. There is no change to the product structure, contract language, forms, compensation or types of benefits provided.   Pricing update Given the extremely low interest rate environment and historic volatility
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Premium Repayment Plans

Mutual of Omaha remains committed to helping our customers during these challenging times. We continue to follow regulatory guidance on a state-by-state basis regarding extending grace periods and/or non-cancellation/non-renewal requirements on insurance policies. In certain circumstances, clients who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for repayment plans on their deferred premiums. Please direct any clients who inquire about their repayment options to contact Policyowner Services at 800-775-6000.   Premium Repayment Plans   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: COVID-19, Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).