GWIC’s CASH CLIMB Incentive

CASH CLIMB INCENTIVE Get rewarded for selling more first-day coverage and graded benefit plans Get your footing and start your climb with this limited-time opportunity to earn cash and prizes while selling Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC®) Final Expense products. With GWIC’s Cash Climb incentive, the more you sell, the higher you climb, and the bigger the reward. Incentive details From Jan. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023, achieve a taken rate1 of 65% or higher with at least 40% of business issued as first-day coverage or graded benefit (Great Assurance® or Graded Benefit) policies. Earn cash and other prizes
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Categories: Great Western, Industry News, and Life Insurance.

Updated Life Underwriting Guidelines

The Life Underwriting Guidelines for Term and Permanent Products has been updated, new for January 1, 2023, and is now available to order. Some changes include: Inspection Reports – page 14 The Fully Underwritten Requirements Chart – pages 16 & 17 Fit Program parameters – page 23 Accelerated UW Program – page 26 Impairments – pages 34, 35 & 38 Remember, all materials are available to view/download through SPA or can be ordered through your normal channels. If you have questions, please contact your Sales Director or Account Executive.   Updated Life Underwriting Guidelines   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Close the Sale Faster with Automated Underwriting

With Automated Underwriting, you receive a point-of-sale decision day or night with your clients. The process is simple — use the iPipeline iGO e-App on your IUL Express, Living Promise, and Term Life Express applications and it will automatically go through Automated Underwriting. Looking for e-App training, or simply want to understand the process better? Check out our e-App training videos. They walk you through each step of the process – or you can skip ahead to the specific section you need. IUL Express Living Promise Term Life Express Find these helpful resources and more on mutualofomaha.com/simple. No need to
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Administrative alert – SecureCare III price improvement

SecureCare III price improvement Effective January 23, rates for SecureCare™ III will be reduced by 25 percent across all case scenarios in all states except AZ, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, IN, MT, NJ, ND, NY, SC and SD. SecureCare III is a long-term care (LTC) and nonparticipating whole life insurance policy. Transition rules The new SecureCare III rates will be available January 23, 2023 in all states except AZ, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, IN, MT, NJ, ND, NY, SC and SD. All pending applications that have an effective date on or after January 23, 2023 will automatically be
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Advanced Markets Minute – January 2023

SECURE 2.0 Welcome to the Advanced Markets Minute in both print and audio form. Today we’re going to discuss key provisions of Division T of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, better known as SECURE 2.0 Listen Now   After widespread bipartisan support, the long discussed SECURE 2.0 has passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Biden on December 29, 2022 Just like the SECURE Act of 2019 made significant changes to retirement accounts, SECURE 2.0 implements many more changes and expands on some changes made by the original Act. The new law has close
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Introducing the Four Quarters Club

You work hard all year long to fulfill your clients’ expectations, and Mutual of Omaha feels you should be rewarded for your diligence. We are thrilled to introduce the Four Quarters Club, a brand-new incentive program that pays out a 10% bonus on a quarterly basis to all qualifiers. Beginning January 1, 2023, you’ll have not just one, but four opportunities to earn funds that you are able to use at your discretion. You take care of your clients throughout the year and in 2023 we will recognize your hard work and dedication throughout the year as well. Find all
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

View past due policies in the agent portal

View past due policies in the agent portal You can view your past due business at any time in the Quality Report on the Reports page of Great Western Insurance Company’s (GWIC®) agent portal, so you know which clients to touch base with before their policy lapses. Access the report Click the Reports button on the home page of the agent portal. Select the Quality Report from the list and the Daily Dashboard report will populate. Click the red “i” on the Past Due Policies button. Policies, total past due premiums, annual premiums, lapse dates, and more information will display.
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Categories: Great Western, Industry News, and Life Insurance.

Upcoming Fixed Account Rate Changes for Life Products

Fixed Account Rate Changes Effective January 1, 2023, we are increasing the fixed crediting rates as follows: Income Advantage IUL fixed account rate will increase 0.50% from 3.00% to 3.50% Life Protection Advantage IUL fixed account rate will increase 0.50% from 2.75% to 3.25% IUL Express fixed account rate will increase 0.50% from 2.75% to 3.25% These rates change will apply to newly issued policies, as well as to any new premiums received on in force policies. Your WinFlex illustration software will automatically update to reflect the new fixed account rate on January 1st. There will be no changes to
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

End of the Year Office Closings & 2022 End of Year Pay Dates

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates (United of Omaha and United World) will be closed on Monday, December 26th, 2022, and Monday, January 2, 2023. Below are the cut-off dates and times and the adjusted pay schedules for Monday, December 26th, 2022. Holiday Pay Calculation Schedule Med Supp E-App & All Life Cutoff 3:00 PM Health Cutoff 3:00 PM Long Term Care Cutoff 3:00 PM Direct Deposit (EFT) Available Monday 12/26/2022 Tuesday 12/27/2022 Tuesday 12/27/2022 Tuesday 12/27/2022 Friday 12/23/2022 Friday 12/30/2022   Below are the cut-off dates and times and the adjusted pay schedules for Monday, January 2nd, 2023. Holiday
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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).

Advanced Markets Minute – December 2022

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).