October 17th LTC Underwriting Teleconference: Common Application Declines

Have you added the next LTC Underwriting Teleconference to your calendar yet? Don’t miss October’s Topic: Common Application Declines Our Next Teleconference is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2019, 10 a.m. CST When: Thursday, October 17th at 10 am Central Conference Number: 1-866-220-3018 Conference ID: 6382797 Check out this flyer for all the details.   Do you have questions on the topic, or do you have something you’d like to discuss? Email distribution.marketing@mutualofomaha.com prior to the teleconference.   October 17th LTC Underwriting Teleconference: Common Application Declines   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Medicare News – Omaha Family of Companies

Medicare Supplement: Upcoming Med Supp Rate Adjustments Please view the upcoming Med supp rate adjustments in AZ, ND, NE, OR, VA.   Mutually Well Now Available to Your Med Supp Clients Our new fitness and wellness benefits is now available to all Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates Medicare supplement policyholders.   Med Supp High Deductible Plan G- New States High Deductible G plans are now available in Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire and Nevada for January 1, 2020 effective dates and later.   Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans: Gearing Up for AEP Webinar Questions and Answers Here are the
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Cancer & Heart Attack/Stroke Insurance may be great fit for your Med Supp clients

Nearly everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or heart disease. And people who are 65 and older have a higher risk of developing these conditions. When you are meeting with your potential Medicare Supplement clients during open enrollment, try cross-selling a Cancer & Heart Attack/Stroke policy. Cancer & Heart Attack/Stroke coverage are part of Critical Advantage℠ Portfolio. These policies have a lifetime coverage option that can be issued up to age 89. Benefits are paid upon first diagnosis of any covered condition, are paid directly to your client and can be used for any expense they have.
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Categories: Critical Illness, Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

GUL Express Rates Are Dropping

On October 1, 2019, we will be making Guaranteed Universal Life (GULE) even more competitive, with rate decreases between 5 and 30 percent! Product Updates We will be decreasing rates – in some cases up to 30%! We will be expanding the maximum issue age for non-tobacco to age 70 (tobacco will remain at age 65) We will be changing the maximum face amounts to match Term Life Express. The maximum face amounts will now be: 18-50: $300,000 51-60: $250,000 61-65: $150,000 61-70: $150,000 The Disability Continuation of Planned Premium Rider will be introduced on GUL Express in California at
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Our LTC Rider Helps Clients Preserve Their Independence

When the need for long-term care arises, your clients’ primary concerns will be protecting their assets and preserving their independence. Our LTC Rider on Income Advantage IUL and Life Protection Advantage IUL helps your clients to do just that. We offer benefit payment options of 1%, 2% and even as high as 4% on face amounts up to $1.25 million. This allows your clients to purchase up to $50,000 in monthly LTC Rider benefits. And what’s even better, your clients are protected by a company with a proven track record. Mutual of Omaha has offered traditional LTCi for over 30
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

IUL Participation Rate and Cap Rate Changes

Effective November 10, 2019, we will be making changes to our participation rates and cap rates on our Income Advantage IUL and Life Protection Advantage IUL products. The slight decreases to the rates come as a result of the current rate environment and the increased market volatility, which causes an increase in options costs. These rate changes will apply to newly issued policies, as well as to any in force policies with a segment that is created (with new premium dollars) or renews on November 10th. With the sweep feature, all money received in the home office on or before
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Case Study: Why Clients Get Issued “Other Than Applied”

Camila, a 63-year-old woman in Arizona, applied for MutualCare® Custom Solution. She was quoted Select; however, after underwriting review, a Class I rate was offered. How did this happen? During the application process, Camila hadn’t told her agent about a stroke she had 3 years ago, and it was discovered when the underwriter reviewed her medical records. This stroke history changed Camila’s rate class, and upon discovery the underwriter emailed the agent regarding the rate class change and encouraged the agent to call and discuss options with the client. The agent discussed the rate class change with the client and
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Flexible Payment Options Added to More Products

Good news! Flexible payment options will be available for your Critical Advantage&sig;, Priority Income Protection® and Guaranteed Advantage clients starting September 27, 2019, for your clients that prefer to pay by automatic bank deductions. They now have the option to select a flexible payment date when choosing their reoccurring automatic deductions The new flexible payment options are shown below: Static dates: 1st through 28th or last day of each month Flexible day: Week/day combination – client can select a combination of: First, second, third fourth or last week of the month and any day Monday through Friday Here is the
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Living Promise Instant Decision Enhancements

When you sit with your clients you want to provide them with an underwriting decision as quickly as possible. We are always looking for ways we can improve our processes to make doing business even easier for you and your clients. Last month we installed enhancements to the rules for Automated Underwriting on Living Promise e-Applications. After the install, we saw a 6% change. This resulted in decreases in referrals and increases in decisions at point-of-sale. We are continually watching trends and making adjustments to our rules to ensure you have the best experience possible for both you and your
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Medicare News – Omaha Family of Companies

Medicare Supplement: Upcoming Med Supp Rate Adjustments Please view the upcoming Med Supp Rate Adjustments in CO and PA.   2020 Med Supp and Dental Marketing Credits Program Our 2020 Marketing Credits Program will now include credits for your dental applications as well as Medicare supplement applications. And now earn 1% of ANBP on all qualified apps whether submitted via paper or e-App.   Value Added Benefits- Let’s Talk Mutual has several value-added benefits with their Medicare supplement plans – EyeMed, Amplifon and Mutually Well. Now we can talk about them pre-sale and have new marketing materials to share with
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).