A Message From Our President & CEO | Transamerica’s commitment to our customers

A MESSAGE TO TRANSAMERICA’S CUSTOMERS From President & CEO Mark Mullin Transamerica continues to closely monitor developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact. Unfortunately — and as you well know — it is significantly impacting our lives and our communities, as well as society and the economy. For over a century, we’ve been helping people plan for a secure financial future. We will continue to protect our customers and their savings, and safeguard their long-term financial plans during these challenging times. In February, we began to implement company-wide measures designed to protect the health and safety of our employees,
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Transamerica.

NGL EssentialLTC News

Deleting Old E-Applications The E-Application system now allows you to delete applications you are no longer working on via the “Your E-APP Summary Reports” section. Additionally, E-Applications entered but not submitted will automatically be deleted after 30 days of inactivity. Benefits of using E-APP Work with clients nationwide. Share your screen with clients or use it directly with the client. Efficient application process. Faster processing of business Click here to submit new business. Face-to-face exams for ages 66-79 NGL underwriting guidelines require an in-person exam for long term care insurance that includes cognitive and functional screening. Due to the current
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and National Guardian Life.

Additional COVID-19 Notice required for LTCI sales in New Mexico

Action required beginning March 27; provide COVID-19 notice to prospective customers Beginning March 27, all financial professionals in New Mexico who sell Thrivent long-term care insurance (LTCi) are required to provide an additional COVID-19 (coronavirus) notice to prospective customers. The notice will be included in New Mexico app packets on partner.thrivent.com or on iPipeline’s FormsPipe. Click here to view a sample.     #goldencareagent #thrivent #ltc
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Thrivent.

Thrivent LTCI News: Underwriting updates regarding COVID-19

Underwriting Questions FAQ (COVID-19) Last updated 03/25/2020 How are we underwriting COVID cases? Applicants positive for COVID 19 will be postponed. We will reconsider coverage 3 months after a negative test for COVID 19. Is Thrivent waiving underwriting requirements due to COVID 19? We are not waiving any underwriting requirements at this time. What if during policy delivery while completing the Statement of Good Health, it’s learned that the insured has tested positive to COVID-19 since the initial application? Client will need to wait until 90 days after being fully recovered at which time they can re-apply. Are we taking
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Thrivent.

You’re Invited! “Social distancing” doesn’t have to bring your business to a halt

Thurs, April 2, 2020 11:00 AM  to  11:30 AM CDT   Each attendee will receive our Internet Selling Guide and Customizable Consumer Presentation just for attending! Available exclusively in our LTC CEO Office, Home and Internet Selling Tools software, but to help ensure your success we’ll be giving them away free of charge for attending this important event!     Read Full Invitation Questions? Call the GoldenCare Marketing Team at 800-842-7799! Don’t forget to subscribe to our News Digest for all the latest announcements from the Top Carriers! Check out GoldenCare News  
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

Good News | Securian Moves To Support Its Community During Pandemic

Securian answers Minnesota nurses’ call for masks in a big way The Minnesota Nurses Association began its protective-mask donation drive with a bang. Securian Financial in St. Paul donated 20,200 masks to help fill the “drastic” shortage health care workers say they face in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Securian had stockpiled protective masks in a warehouse in case of emergency. Nicole Hansen with Securian Financial and Rick Fuentes with the Minnesota Nurses Association loaded up a dolly with cases of protective masks at the MNA offices on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Click for details on Securian’s efforts to
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Information Regarding LTC Underwriting and New Business

LTC Underwriting and New Business have received several inquiries for processing alternatives in light of the current situation. The e-Application located on Sales Professional Access remains the best means to submit an application and reduce amendments; however, this email provides information on the following topics: NEW: Email submission of applications and requirements NEW: LTC Policy output options Accepted ways of accepting electronic signatures for new business processing The status of our new business vendors NOTE: This information pertains exclusively to the long-term care product portfolio.   Email Submission of LTC Applications Starting on March 27, 2020 LTC paper applications and
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Information Regarding the Underwriting of Pending Apps

As COVID-19 cases increase within the United States and around the world, Mutual of Omaha is issuing the following underwriting guidance on new and pending applications for life and health products, effective immediately (Note: Health products include Accidental Death, Long-Term Care, Disability Income, Critical Illness, Cancer, and Heart Attack & Stroke. This does NOT apply to Med Supp applications.): If the proposed insured or any member of his or her household has traveled or resided outside of the United States within the past 30 days, the application will be postponed until 30 days following their return. If the proposed insured
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Our Underwriting and Case Management Staff are Here for You

Our LTC Underwriting and New Business teams are fully staffed, working remotely and actively accepting and processing your LTCi applications. The e-Application located on Sales Professional Access remains the best means to submit an application and reduce amendments. View the Quick-Start Guide to get started. Our vendors are working to capacity with no delays in issuing or mailing policies; however, due to social distancing, self-imposed quarantine and prioritizing patient care, we are experiencing some delays in face-to-face interviews and obtaining APS’s. That said, we will remain flexible by working with you on keeping your cases open and processing your business.
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

“CMS waives nurse-aide training, certification requirements”

“CMS waives nurse-aide training, certification requirements,” by Danielle Brown, McKnight’s LTC News   Quote: “Nursing homes in need of more direct-care workers have received a big boost from federal regulators. A rule that says new aides cannot work longer than four months without becoming certified has been waived by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The vital staffing decision was a part of a set of blanket waivers applauded by operators, many of whom are facing staffing shortages as the pandemic continues to create thousands of new COVID-19 patients every day.”     LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President,
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.