WA long-term care application processing update

WA long-term care application processing update We would like to share an important application processing update now that the state of Washington (WA) Nov. 1st deadline has passed for individual coverage to be in place for the WA Cares Fund exemption. As you know, the volume of applications from WA put a significant strain on carriers and vendors who support this business across the industry. While OneAmerica® Underwriters and Case Managers are focused on processing as much business as possible before year-end, our processing times remain higher than normal. Unfortunately, our ability to provide and respond to status requests is
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Update: WA long-term care application process

Update: WA long-term care application process The rapid influx of applications in the state of Washington (WA) has put significant strain on carriers, underwriters, and the vendors who support this business across the industry. When we made the decision to temporarily suspend sales of our Asset Care and Annuity Care products in Washington state on Aug. 14, we indicated we were unable to guarantee applications would be fully processed with a policy in force prior to Nov. 1, 2021. The following is the current status on pending applications for the remainder of October: On WA applications requiring medical records it
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Updates and changes to our Asset Care® portfolio

Updates and changes to our Asset Care® portfolio OneAmerica® is committed to the long-term care (LTC) market and to offering products that bring value to both the agents and clients we serve together. To help ensure the longevity of our Care Solutions product portfolio and confidently continue to keep our promises to you and your clients, we must continually monitor market conditions, practices, pricing and features and make adjustments as needed. Below is information on upcoming changes to be aware of:   Changes on Asset Care Single Premium, Annuity Funding Whole Life and Asset-Care I in California We’ll be making
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Return to pre-COVID guidelines: COI no longer required for every case

Return to pre-COVID guidelines: COI no longer required for every case Effective immediately, we will no longer require a Certificate of Insurability (COI) to be completed at policy delivery if premium is submitted with the application and the policy is issued standard or better. As long as the premium is submitted with the application, doesn’t have a substandard rating, and bound via a temporary insurance agreement (such as in Cash with App cases), no COI will be required. Additionally, we will no longer require a COI to be completed prior to initiating a request of funds or 1035 exchange. This
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Suspension of Asset Care Sales in Washington State, effective Aug. 14

Suspension of Asset Care Sales in Washington State, effective Aug. 14 We have been monitoring the sales and regulatory environment created by the WA Cares Fund. It’s important for OneAmerica® to regularly assess risk to protect our ability to deliver on promises made today and long into the future. Accordingly, we have decided to temporarily suspend sales of our Asset Care product in Washington state effective Aug. 14, 2021.   New Business Submission Rules Beginning Aug. 14, 2021, Asset Care applications in Washington will no longer be accepted. All eApp or paper applications must be received in the Home Office
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Temporary Asset Care product changes for WA, effective July 31

Temporary Asset Care product changes for Washington state, effective July 31 The WA Cares Fund in Washington state has opened the door to important conversations about the potential impact of a long-term care (LTC) event, resulting in increased demand for our asset-based strategies. OneAmerica® is committed to ensuring those seeking alternative or additional coverage to the Washington plan have options. Therefore, to help meet the LTC protection needs for policyholders, as well as the needs of our distribution partners, we are implementing the following temporary changes effective Saturday, July 31: Return of premium: Return of premium (ROP) option will be
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