“Medigap changes coming next year for future 65-year-olds”

“Medigap changes coming next year for future 65-year-olds,” by Sarah O’Brien, CNBC “Two options, Plans C and F, will be off the table for anyone newly eligible for Medicare after this year. Plan G, which is similar to those two options, will continue to be available — the only difference is it does not cover your Part B deductible. Experts recommend giving thought to how often you use the health-care system when you’re considering whether to go with a lower-cost plan that offers less coverage.”   LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): Regulators continue
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“Older Americans Seek Meaning and New Experiences in Retirement Years”

“Older Americans Seek Meaning and New Experiences in Retirement Years,” Advisor Magazine “In a new survey, nearly 70% of Americans ages 62 and older said physical health is most important to them as they age, followed in order by cognitive health (16%), social health (13%) and financial health (6%). While most are feeling good and being proactive to maintain or improve their health, nearly all are worried about ending up sick or hospitalized. To address this, most have made a change in recent years to make themselves feel healthier, with diet and exercise improvements being the top steps people are taking;
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“Broad class of drug linked to 50% higher risk of dementia in older adults”

“Broad class of drug linked to 50% higher risk of dementia in older adults,” by Alicia Lasek, McKnight’s LTC News “A class of drug commonly prescribed to treat everything from depression to Parkinson’s disease may raise long-term risk of dementia by as much as 50%, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham. The drugs, anticholinergics, help to relax and contract muscles by blocking messages to the nervous system. They are known in some cases to have short-term side effects including confusion and memory loss, but the effects of long-term use have been unclear, wrote the researchers, led by Carol
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

“Many U.S. retirees outlive their savings by more than a decade, report says”

“Many U.S. retirees outlive their savings by more than a decade, report says,” by Lois A. Bowers, McKnight’s Senior Living “Older adults in the United States have life expectancies of as many as 11 years past the number of years that their retirement savings could last, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum, ‘Investing In (and for) Our Future.’ … To close the savings gap, the new report says, individuals and policymakers must take steps to ensure that individual retirement investments can provide returns retirees won’t outlive.”   LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term
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Categories: Clippings, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

GoldenCare Newsletter | July 9, 2019

In this GoldenCare Newsletter Edition Read Full GoldenCare Newsletter, July 9, 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 LTC CEO Office, Home and Internet Selling Tools Software has been updated! This Must-Have Resource can dramatically increase your LTC sales, providing sales presentations, calculators, pre-recorded training, instruction for successful Internet Selling, LTC resources, and  MORE! Find out how to get
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Categories: Genworth, GoldenCare News, Guarantee Trust Life, Industry News, Long-Term Care, Minnesota Life, Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates), National Guardian Life, and Transamerica.

In-Force Rate Action Announcement: Iowa (Privileged Choice® and Classic Select®)

> Privileged Choice® and Classic Select® with Stable Premium Option > 1% Benefit Increase Option As part of the strategy for our long-term care insurance business, we continue pursuing initiatives to improve the risk and profitability profile of our business, including premium increases on our in-force policies, as needed. Iowa has now allowed the following increases: Iowa non-AARP Product Series Increase Percentage Privileged Choice 27.3% phased 17.9%, 8.0% cumulative Classic Select 27.3% phased 17.9%, 8.0% cumulative   Iowa AARP® Product Series Increase Percentage Privileged Choice 30% phased 17.9%, 10.26% cumulative Classic Select 30% phased 17.9%, 10.26% cumulative   These rate
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Categories: Genworth, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

Have you tried the LTC e-App?

If you haven’t tried the LTC e-App yet, what are you waiting for? Producers that have used the LTC e-App agree it’s the easiest way to submit LTC applications. Some great features of the e-App include: Mistake-proof visual cues let you know your progress and prompt you for missing information Simple e-signature process Auto-save function so none of your information is lost A dashboard shows all applications in process Try the e-App on your next sale and you may never go back to paper. To access the LTC e-App now, click here (login required).   Have you tried the LTC
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Two Ways to See Your State’s Cost of LTC Services

Mutual of Omaha has been providing you with long-term care costs for years, but if you aren’t sure how much your clients may need, use our Cost of Care calculator or Cost of Care Brochure to find out. In fact, they’ve just updated with 2018 numbers! Each tool reflects the costs for Home Health Care, Assisted Living Facility and Nursing Home for private and semi-private room by state.   Two Ways to See Your State’s Cost of LTC Services   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha #costofcare
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

TRANSCARE II 3% Compound Benefit Increase Option

TRANSCARE II 3% COMPOUND BENEFIT INCREASE OPTION Introducing TransCare II‘s 3% Compound Benefit Increase Option Rider*, available to your clients starting June 18. This benefit increase option automatically increases policy benefits by 3% annually on its anniversary date. To learn about the 3% Compound Benefit Increase Option Rider or to get a quote, please contact the Transamerica sales desk at 888-545-2713.   TRANSCARE II 3% Compound Benefit Increase Option   #goldencareagent #transamerica
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Transamerica.

Transamerica Agent Resource Center Shared Accounts

ARC Shared Accounts On June 30, 2019 all guest accounts on Transamerica’s Agent Resource Center (ARC) will no longer be active (see list below for impacted accounts). Once disabled, only those individuals who are associated with a Transamerica LTC-appointed Agent or Agency will be eligible to receive this access. If you are an eligible user as described above and will require future access, please call 1-888-458-2786 to submit a request for a new guest account through our LTC Technical Support Team. 000003VIEW EJ0012VIEW 000097VIEW 000099VIEW 000059VIEW 000012VIEW 000021VIEW EJ0047VIEW 000059PLTC 0000210SIA 000007VIEW 000020VIEW 000098VIEW 000059QAMF 000005VIEW 000097WFG1 000021AMLC 000047VIEW 000029VIEW
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Transamerica.