Thrivent’s A++ rating affirmed

AM Best affirms Thrivent’s A++ (Superior) rating with stable outlook Rating reflects Thrivent’s strong business profile and operating performance despite the headwinds of 2020, along with efforts to grow and serve its clients AM Best announced it has affirmed Thrivent’s A++ (Superior) rating as well as its stable outlook. The A++ (Superior) rating is the highest of the agency’s 16 ratings categories. In its review, AM Best recognized Thrivent for continuing to maintain its balance sheet strength, strong operating performance, favorable business profile and very strong enterprise risk management. In addition, the agency noted Thrivent’s high-quality capital structure, which utilizes
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Thrivent.

Product changes clarification and past due policies reporting

Product changes clarification and new past due policy reporting Clarification: Updates to Final Expense portfolio On May 1, 2021, Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC®) adjusted the Final Expense product portfolio. The only change that was made to the Guaranteed Assurance (Guaranteed Issue) product was the chargeback period on deaths is now 12 months. The Assurance Plus (First-day coverage) product’s changes are: The minimum age was changed from age 40 to age 50. The minimum face amount increased to $2,500. The chargeback period on deaths was changed to 12 months. View past due policies Previously named the Submitted and Pending Dashboard,
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Remember to enter effective dates in MyEnroller

Remember to enter effective dates in MyEnroller When you’re enrolling clients through Great Western Insurance Company’s (GWIC®) electronic application program, MyEnrollerSM, please remember to enter effective dates to make sure clients are not charged more than once in the first month. If an insured has requested a specified draft date, you have the ability in MyEnrollerSM to select a specific date — from the 1st through the 29th — to withdraw the premium every month. If a specified draft date is not selected, the default draft date will be the day of the effective date. Premiums are drafted in the
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Categories: Great Western, Industry News, and Life Insurance.

GWIC Commission Schedule Reminder

Thank you for selling Great Western Insurance Company’s (GWIC®) Final Expense. Your continued support is appreciated. GWIC is committed to the Final Expense market and providing quality products to clients. After completing a thorough review of the Final Expense product, we have decided to change the commission chargeback rule in the event of death. If the death of the policyowner occurs within the first 12 months of the policy being issued, 100% of commissions will be charged back. In accordance with your Agent Agreement and Commissions Schedule, GWIC will apply the changes to the chargeback rule on May 1, 2021.
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Categories: Great Western, Industry News, and Life Insurance.

GWIC updates Final Expense portfolio

GWIC updates Final Expense portfolio On May 1, 2021, Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC®) will adjust the Final Expense product portfolio. What is changing The minimum age on the Assurance Plus product will change from age 40 to age 50. The minimum face amount will increase to $2,500 on the Assurance Plus product. The chargeback period on deaths will now be 12 months on both Assurance Plus and Guaranteed Assurance products. Updated Agent Field Guide Manual is now available The “Agent Field Manual: Final Expense Whole Life” has been updated to align with the new changes. Click here to view
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Categories: Great Western, Industry News, and Life Insurance.

AM Best upgrades GWIC’s rating to A (Excellent)

AM Best upgrades GWIC’s rating to A (Excellent) AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) of American Enterprise Group’s six insurance company subsidiaries. These subsidiaries operate under the brands of American Republic®, Medico®, and Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC®). With the upgrade, the outlook of these Credit Ratings has been revised to stable from positive. As an independent, non-government company, AM Best does not recommend products or services but does provide independent opinions of a company’s overall financial strength. For the latest ratings, access www.ambest.com. Read press release     #goldencareagent #gwic #greatwestern
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NGL rating upgraded to A (Excellent) by AM Best

NGL rating upgraded to A (Excellent) by AM Best We are excited to announce AM Best has upgraded our Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent)! This rating reflects the excellent ability of National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) to meet its ongoing insurance policy and contract obligations and further attests to its financial strength. “Last year NGL finished with capital and surplus reaching historic records. Our strong financial position is the result of generations of employees consistently doing what is right and always putting our policyholders first. This rating both confirms our strength and stability, and gives
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and National Guardian Life.