Now is the time for your clients to be thinking about buying life insurance

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. This year, Life Happens is collaborating with singer, songwriter, producer and humanitarian Kelly Rowland for LIAM. By partnering with Life Happens as LIAM spokesperson, Kelly wants to help Americans get the knowledge they need to take action with life insurance through this year’s theme: With life insurance, I’ve got you. Now is the time to be speaking to your clients and prospects about the need for life insurance and educating them on how it can protect loved ones if the unexpected should happen. As you discuss your clients’ life insurance needs, remember that Gerber
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Important changes to Gerber Life Guaranteed Life in New York

Gerber Life announces changes to Guaranteed Life effective 08/11/2021   Product Changes Include: New Policy Form Numbers New York Effective 08/11/2021, the policy form number for Guaranteed Life in New York will change. For a list of policy form numbers and product state availability, click here. Please Note: Any applications received or issued after 08/11/2021 will be issued with the new policy. A cover letter stating there is an updated policy form number will be included in the policy kit for any prior version of the application. Premiums will stay the same.   Updated Applications and Marketing Material All applications
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COVID-19 drives interest in life insurance

According to the 2021 Insurance Barometer Study from Life Happens and LIMRA, the Coronavirus pandemic has driven an increase in life insurance purchase intent, with 31% of consumers more likely to buy life insurance due to COVID-19. 1 The impact is even greater among distinct audiences, with the likelihood of buying increasing to 45% among millennials and 42% among respondents who have household incomes of $150K or more.1 This changing mindset seems to indicate that consumers are thinking of additional ways to protect themselves and their families and that life insurance has become more of a priority relative to other
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Gerber Life Agent Portal Updates Coming Soon

Agent Portal Updates Coming Soon   We are excited to announce some updates and changes taking place within the Gerber Life Agency Portal effective March 16, 2021! Our goal is to make your daily transactions with Gerber Life as simple as possible. With that focus we have improved several areas to make it easier for you to keep track of your applications and policies. Gerber Life will no longer offer applications in Puerto Rico. We have expanded our Case Status section to include the following updates: License and/or Appointment Review: Within the case status section on the Agent Portal, if
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Update to Gerber Life’s pre-assigned ID contracting process

Pre-Assigned ID Contract Processing Temporarily On-Hold   Thank you for your partnership with Gerber Life Insurance. Our goal has always been to provide you with the best service possible. To improve our appointment turnaround time, we are changing the focus on how we process contracts. We are temporarily stopping the option for Pre-Assigned ID’s and going back to Just-In-Time (JIT) processing. What does this mean for you and your Agents? Just-In-Time states: Your Agents first piece of business should be submitted via paper along with their contracting Call Center: Your Agents contracting should be submitted prior to submitting business Pre-Appointment
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Gerber Life Insurance CSO Mortality Table Transition

Gerber Life Update Important Changes to the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan, Young Adult and Guaranteed Life CSO Mortality Tables.   The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has adopted the 2017 Commissioners Standard Ordinary (2017 CSO) mortality tables. Life insurance policies are required to use the updated 2017 CSO Mortality Tables by January 1, 2020. Additionally Guaranteed Life Issue policies will continue to use the 2001 CSO Mortality Tables. As a result the following changes will be made: Grow-Up® Plan and Young Adult Grow-Up® Transitions to the 2017 CSO Mortality Tables All Grow-Up® Plan and Young Adult Grow-Up® policies issued
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Gerber Life’s email domain name is changing

Gerber Life Update Important Changes to all Gerber Life Email Addresses   As you know, Gerber Life Insurance Company was acquired by Western & Southern Financial Group, effective December 31, 2018. As part of the transition, the domain name is changing for all Gerber Life emails, including individual email addresses. On October 21, 2019, the domain name for all email addresses will change from @us.nestle.com to @gerberlife.com. For your convenience, we have provided a full list of frequently used email addresses below: Department Email Agency Operations usgerberlifeagencyops@gerberlife.com Licensing glic.appointment.status@gerberlife.com Commissions glic.agency.commissions@gerberlife.com Underwriting glic.agency.underwriting@gerberlife.com Pre-Sales Support gerberlifeagencysales@gerberlife.com   Please update your
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Gerber Life – Reducing your clients pain points

Gerber Life Operations Update Agent Trends and Handling Your Client Pain Points   Gerber Life Insurance is always striving to make doing business with us easier. The Agent Trends flyer outlines 5 key areas that have been identified as pain points for clients. It also provides guidelines to Agents on how to properly handle these situations. By identifying these trends, Gerber Life Insurance is able to provide our agents with enhanced support and a better understanding of our processes. Our goal is to decrease trends in these areas and to determine if agents need additional information on our products, the
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Gerber Life Discontinuing Medicare Supplement New Business Sales

July 03, 2019 Closing New Business Effective August 1, 2019 Gerber Life Insurance Company will no longer accept new business applications for Medicare supplement sales. Inforce Business There is no impact to existing business. Gerber Life will continue to service all existing Medicare supplement policies. Agent Contracting New producer contracts will no longer be accepted for Medicare supplements as of July 3, 2019. Medicare supplement contracts and appointments will be terminated. Agents contracted with Gerber Life to sell both Medicare supplement and Gerber’s other product lines will only have their Medicare supplement contract terminated. The agent’s Gerber appointment for life/health
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Assistance To Oklahoma Residents Impacted By Severe Weather & Flooding

Oklahoma Governor had issued an Executive Order 2019-19 which has been amended declaring a disaster emergency for all seventy-seven (77) Oklahoma counties due to severe weather and flooding. The Oklahoma Department of Insurance issued a Bulletin 2019-01, dated May 24, 2019, to comply with the Executive Order. The Bulletin, in part states the following: Requires insurance companies to grant an extension of the grace period for customers residing within the impacted areas. Storm victims can get a copy of their insurance policy free of charge. This includes a moratorium on policy cancellations due to non-payment of premium. The moratorium is
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