Making a Case for Return of Premium

Return of premium riders often are misunderstood. Sure, they may add to the cost of a policy. On the other hand, they can be just what a client needs to feel comfortable making a buying decision. With three return of premium options available on Mutual of Omaha’s MutualCare® Custom Solution policy, you are sure to find one that can turn a skeptical prospect into a confident customer. Read the Sales Idea to learn more.   Making a Case for Return of Premium   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha #longtermcare
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Encourage Clients to Purchase LTCi Now, Not Later

Your clients have busy lives. Between family and work obligations, they have a lot going on. So even if they understand the value of long-term care insurance, purchasing a policy often isn’t a top priority. But they may not be aware there’s cost associated with waiting. It’s easy to put things off until tomorrow. But some of life’s decisions are too important to ignore. Waiting to purchase a long-term care insurance policy is one of them. Waiting may mean paying higher premiums down the road. Procrastinating also could lead to the inability to qualify for coverage. That makes this concept
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LTC Sales Idea: Buy-Up Option

People want to be sure the long-term care policy they purchase today will be adequate to help pay for the services they need in the future. Many state partnership programs have lowered the inflation protection requirement to 1 percent. That allows you to offer your clients the affordability of a low inflation protection option while ensuring their policy remains partnership qualified. The MutualCare® Custom Solution policy includes a buy-up option that allows insureds to increase their inflation protection percentage once each year. View the Sales Idea to learn more.   LTC Sales Idea: Buy-Up Option   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha #longtermcare
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Long-Term Care Application Tips

Our underwriters know your LTCi clients aren’t just a list of diagnoses, and they rely on you to tell them more. They encourage you to paint a picture about your clients’ health, cognitive status and lifestyle. Because the more you can tell them, the better the chance for a positive underwriting outcome. You can do that by gathering as much information as possible from your clients, including: Recent doctors’ visits, lab tests, etc. Any diagnoses they’ve received Learning about any tests, recent surgeries or physical therapy Documenting medications they take Information about their physical and social activities Confirming they have
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Encourage Clients to Purchase LTCi Now, Not Later

Your clients have busy lives. Between family and work obligations, they have a lot going on. So even if they understand the value of long-term care insurance, purchasing a policy often isn’t a top priority. But they may not be aware there’s cost associated with waiting. It’s easy to put things off until tomorrow. But some of life’s decisions are too important to ignore. Waiting to purchase a long-term care insurance policy is one of them. Waiting may mean paying higher premiums down the road. Procrastinating also could lead to the inability to qualify for coverage. That makes this concept
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Reminder: Updated Other Than Applied Processes

As a reminder, effective March 1, 2021, the other than applied processes listed below have been updated. Declined Spouse: When both spouses apply and one is declined, underwriting will issue the approved spouse with a reduction in partner allowance percentage and remove Shared Care, if applicable. No hold will occur. Rate Class or Benefit Selection with Shared Care: When one or both spouses are approved other than applied due to rate class or benefit selection, a communication is sent to the application designated contact notifying them of the required changes. We will hold issue for 7 days. Underwriting Evidence: When
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updated Other Than Applied Process

Effective March 1, 2021, the other than applied processes listed below have been updated. Declined Spouse: When both spouses apply and one is declined, underwriting will issue the approved spouse with a reduction in partner allowance percentage and remove Shared Care, if applicable. No hold will occur. Rate Class or Benefit Selection with Shared Care: When one or both spouses are approved other than applied due to rate class or benefit selection, a communication is sent to the application designated contact notifying them of the required changes. We will hold issue for 7 days. Underwriting Evidence: When an application is
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LTCi Application Tips

Painting a picture is the best way to ensure your cases are issued quicker When underwriting your LTCi cases, Mutual of Omaha looks at the total picture, including your client’s health, cognitive status and lifestyle. So, the better job you do painting a picture of your client’s situation, the faster the underwriting process will go. Mutual of Omaha knows your LTCi clients are more than a list of diagnoses. Even people with chronic health conditions can be viewed favorably as long as they’re physically and socially active and working with a physician to manage their health. But underwriting has to
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

LTCi Application Tips

Painting a picture is the best way to ensure your cases are issued quicker When underwriting your LTCi cases, Mutual of Omaha looks at the total picture, including your client’s health, cognitive status and lifestyle. So, the better job you do painting a picture of your client’s situation, the faster the underwriting process will go. Mutual of Omaha knows your LTCi clients are more than a list of diagnoses. Even people with chronic health conditions can be viewed favorably as long as they’re physically and socially active and working with a physician to manage their health. But underwriting has to
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).