Rate Adjustments Effective November 2019

Long-Term Care insurance (LTCi) is a core product for Mutual of Omaha and we intend to remain a key player in this market for years to come. In order to fulfill this commitment, we actively monitor emerging industry trends as well as our own experience so we can make the adjustments necessary that will allow us to keep our promises to policyholders and remain competitive in the marketplace. For this reason, we will be implementing the following rate adjustments effective November 1, 2019: Block of Business Impacted States LTC04I, LTC06U Connecticut LT50, LTA, LTAR, NHA and NHAR, Ltc04I, LTC04G, LTC06U
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Rate Adjustments Effective October 2019

Long-Term Care insurance (LTCi) is a core product for Mutual of Omaha and we intend to remain a key player in this market for years to come. In order to fulfill this commitment, we actively monitor emerging industry trends as well as our own experience so we can make the adjustments necessary that will allow us to keep our promises to policyholders and remain competitive in the marketplace. For this reason, we will be implementing the following rate adjustments effective October 1, 2019: Block of Business Impacted States LTC04I, LTC04G Colorado   For a complete rate history, see the state
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Good News | Kemper’s Newly Redesigned HHC Brochure Now Available!

  Newly Redesigned Kemper Home Health Care Sales Brochure Over the past several months, Kemper has slowly been rolling out their new company branding, which includes their updated logo. We’re excited to announce that the redesigned Kemper Home Health Care product brochures are now available! The updated consumer-facing sales brochure features attractive new colors, easy-to-understand explanations and a streamlined layout. Order your updated Kemper brochures here! View Kemper State Availability Click here to add Kemper’s Home Health Care product to your appointments. Read Full Good News Announcement Questions? Call the GoldenCare Marketing Team at 800-842-7799! Don’t forget to subscribe to
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Kemper, and Long-Term Care.

“GE Responds to Markopolos LTCI Reinsurance Reserving Criticisms”

“GE Responds to Markopolos LTCI Reinsurance Reserving Criticisms,” by Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor “A General Electric Company executive, Steve Winoker, has posted a detailed rebuttal of allegations that the company has misled investors about the reserves at its long-term care insurance (LTCI) reinsurance business. … A copy of the note is available here. … Winoker writes in his note that GE believes that its current LTCI reinsurance reserves are well-supported for the company’s portfolio characteristics.”     LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): The other side of the story.  
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

GoldenCare Newsletter | August 19, 2019

In this GoldenCare Newsletter Edition Read Full GoldenCare Newsletter, August 19, 2019 Edition From GoldenCare: Diversify your portfolio for greater sales success! Join us for product and sales live and prerecorded training.  Stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest in the industry.    For a list of current topics and to get in on the discussion Click Here. Update Your Contracts LTCCEO Updates: Be sure you’ve got the latest version!  Double click “Check for Updates” on your desktop to receive the latest update or call us at 800-842-7799! Happy Selling!   Our Guest Article in this Edition is “More Seniors
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Guarantee Trust Life, Industry News, Kemper, Long-Term Care, Minnesota Life, Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates), and National Guardian Life.

“The looming crisis in long-term care”

“The looming crisis in long-term care,” by Sam Baker, Axios “How it works: Medicare doesn’t cover most long-term care services. The market for private long-term care insurance is tiny and fraught with failure. That leaves three real options: Be rich enough to pay out of pocket, be poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, or lean on family and volunteer caregivers. In many cases, seniors must do all three: They begin paying out of pocket, then quickly spend everything they have, making them Medicaid-eligible, but still rely on family members for at least some additional help.”   LTC Comment (from Stephen A.
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“Training Webcast: Long-term Care Insurance with Expert Bonnie Burns”

“Training Webcast: Long-term Care Insurance with Expert Bonnie Burns,” Administration for Community Living “On August 22, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the SHIP National Technical Assistance Center (SHIP TA Center) will present a national livestream training webcast with nationally known long-term care insurance expert Bonnie Burns.”   LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): How will Bonnie Burns present LTCI? Tune in to find out.  
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“5 Markopolos GE Long-Term Care Insurance Report Highlights, for Agents”

“5 Markopolos GE Long-Term Care Insurance Report Highlights, for Agents,” by Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor “Here are five more things to know about the Markopolos report, for agents. GE is blasting Markopolos’s and conclusions. Markopolos himself says he has a strong financial incentive to be hard on GE. Markopolos says he thinks Unum Group and Prudential Financial Inc. have done a good job with their LTCI blocks. Markopolos also has nice things to say about Genworth and CNO. Markopolos says Allianz and MassMutual made great reinsurance deals.”   LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): More on
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“HHS Office of Inspector General plans assisted living report”

“HHS Office of Inspector General plans assisted living report,” by Lois A. Bowers, ThinkAdvisor “Assisted living providers who serve Medicaid beneficiaries will be the focus of a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General between Oct. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020, the office said Thursday in releasing updates to its work plan.”   LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): As high as 19% of assisted living residents are on Medicaid nowadays. This IG report is one to watch. We’ll keep an eye on it and let you
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“GE shares tank more than 13% after Madoff whistleblower calls it a ‘bigger fraud than Enron’”

“GE shares tank more than 13% after Madoff whistleblower calls it a ‘bigger fraud than Enron’,” by John Melloy and Kate Rooney, CNBC “General Electric shares fell more than 13% Thursday after Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos targeted the conglomerate in a new report, accusing it of issuing fraudulent financial statements to hide the extent of its problems. … One area of Markopolos’ case focuses on GE’s long-term care insurance unit, for which the company had to boost reserves by $15 billion last year. By examining the filings of GE’s counterparties in this business, he alleges that GE is hiding massive losses
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.