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).

Underwriting Materials Updated for New Term Conversion Guidelines

On March 18th we announced changes to our term conversion rules on our Term Life Answers fully-underwritten term insurance product. Our new Underwriting Guidelines booklet has been updated with the new term conversion guidelines and is available for ordering through your normal supply channels. And our newly updated Term Conversion Guidelines flyer also gives guidance for both of our term products, Term Life Answers and Term Life Express, regarding: The term conversion periods The conversion products available The compensation paid on conversions If you have any questions about our term products or their conversion privileges, please contact Mutual of Omaha’s
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, 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).

Term Life Answers Pricing Changes

It’s important that we continually review our product portfolio and make decisions that are in the long-term best interest of our policyholders and our distribution partners. Effective April 1, 2020, we will be updating our Term Life Answers (TLA) product pricing for new issue policies. Our TLA product continues to provide clients with value and we will continue to offer these competitive product features: Age Last Birthday Underwriting FIT Underwriting Credit Program Accelerated Underwriting Program Flyer (for drop ticket applications only) Conversion Priviledges No-Cost Waiver of Premium for Unemployment Rider In addition to the product features above, effective April 1,
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, 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).

Important Information Regarding Underwriting and New Business

Underwriting and New Business have received several inquiries for processing alternatives in light of the current situation. This article provides information on the following topics: NEW: We are now allowing fully-underwritten IUL policies to be submitted using Speed eTicket (drop ticket) and using Accelerated Underwriting The status of our new business vendors Accepted ways of accepting electronic signatures for new business processing Email submission of applications and requirements Policy output options NOTE: This information pertains to our Life and Health product lines, excluding Long-Term Care, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP). We will engage our partners at LTCG for
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Upcoming Rate Changes for Life Products

We are announcing upcoming changes to our participation rates, cap rates and fixed account rates on our life products. These rate decreases come as a result of the current rate environment and the increased market volatility, which causes an increase in options costs. Effective April 1, 2020, we will be lowering the fixed crediting rate on Income Advantage IUL, Life Protection Advantage IUL, IUL Express and AccumUL Answers. Effective May 10, 2020, we will be making changes to our participation rates and cap rates on our Income Advantage IUL and Life Protection Advantage IUL products. Fixed Crediting Rate Changes Effective
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Medicare News – Omaha Family of Companies

Medicare Supplement: 2nd Quarter Broker Bonus Incentive Program View details on Mutual of Omaha’s Medicare supplement Broker Bonus Program.   2020 Med Supp Buyer’s Guides Latest update on the availability of the 2020 Med supp buyer’s guides.   New Plans Available in MN and WA View upcoming High Deductible G Availability information.   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

2020 Med Supp Buyer’s Guides

The 2020 buyer’s guides, Choosing a Medigap Policy: A Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare and the Wisconsin Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare have been released. Regarding the Wisconsin buyers guide (337129_2020) The guide is print-on-demand and is available today for ordering. It may be ordered individually or in the Wisconsin Med supp sales kit. It will be updated in the e-App documents on March 26 It is also available now on Sales Professional Access (SPA) mutualofomaha.com/broker Forms and Materials to view and download. Regarding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Med supp
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).