The Hidden Costs of Waiting

We all know there are risks that come with waiting to purchase a life insurance policy: What happens if the client unexpectedly dies and doesn’t have the death benefit? What if the client is diagnosed with an illness that no longer allows him to be insurable? But with an accumulation-focused life insurance policy, there’s an additional consequence your clients may not be aware of. Waiting can also impact the amount of income your client can take from his or her policy down the road. Even waiting just a few years could change the income potential by thousands of dollars a
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

A Low-Cost Product Offering High Value

When it comes to indexed universal life (IUL) products, it seems like all products use the same general design. It can be tempting to choose a product based on which illustrates best. However, when you look closer at each product illustration, you’ll start to notice some important differences you and your clients should be aware of. These differences are in the product’s charge structure and in the value-added features the products come with. In our newly updated Cost Comparison flyer, you will uncover: How our cumulative charges compare to our competitors This shows how much of the premium goes towards
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

United of Omaha Products are Now Available on InsMark

United of Omaha’s Indexed Universal Life products are now available to bridge into the InsMark Illustration Software. InsMark is a third-party software designed to help create sales concepts that show the long-term benefits of purchasing permanent life insurance. If you are a current InsMark subscriber, you will see the InsMark bridge icon (shown at the right) when you run our indexed universal life insurance products in WinFlex Web. This bridge will take the data from our IUL illustrations and use it within the InsMark sales concept reports. Some examples of the available reports include: Permanent Insurance vs. Term Insurance Other
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Tax Bracket Risks Brochure Updated for 2021

When tax season arrives, your clients are likely thinking about the past year and the one ahead. But it’s also a good time to talk about the future and their tax situation when they retire. A properly-funded Income AdvantageSM IUL policy is a good way to help your clients plan ahead and minimize their tax risks in retirement. Our newly updated Tax Risks Brochure for 2021 can help you explain the advantages of an IUL policy to your clients. The updated brochure can be ordered through your normal supply channels beginning Friday, February 12, 2021.   Tax Bracket Risks Brochure
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

IUL Historical Performance is Now Available for IUL Express

At Mutual of Omaha, our goal is to be as transparent as possible in our IUL renewal rate setting process. That’s why we continue to provide you with our historical index interest rates, as well as our renewal participation rates and caps. These flyers have been available for our fully-underwritten IULS; and, now that IUL Express has been available for a full year and inforce policies are hitting their anniversary, we also have a brand new flyer showing our IUL Express Historical Rates. IUL Express Historical Rate Flyer Income Advantage Historical Rates Flyer Life Protection Advantage Historical Rates Flyer These
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Help Your Clients Map Their Course to Retirement

Even when your clients have been smart about planning and saving, there are still risks they face during retirement. Some can’t be managed, but others can – with appropriate planning. An Income Advantage IUL policy can help clients by providing life insurance protection today, and options for the future to help clients minimize their retirement risks. Our Map Your Course materials include consumer-facing brochures that will help you cover both the risks and the “how” behind the IUL solution to those risks. They will help you knowledgeably speak to the value IUL brings to retirement planning. The main Retirement Risks
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Our Fully-Underwritten Life Products are Now Available on e-App!

We’re pleased to announce that Income Advantage IUL, Life Protection Advantage IUL, and AccumUL Answers are now available on the iPipeline e-Application system. When you submit an e-App, you won’t have to worry about missing a question or form — the system ensures you submit your application in good order. These new products have full e-Application functionality for all riders, except for the Long-Term Care Rider on our IUL products. For IUL applications containing the LTC Rider, you still have the option to submit an e-App and send in the LTC Rider paper application separately. In today’s environment, being able
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Can You Keep All the AG49-A Changes Straight?

It’s been happening for a while now. Carriers have been designing products to get around the original AG49 illustration regulations introduced in 2015. Competitors developed all kinds of complex features just to allow their IUL products to illustrate better on paper. You’ve probably heard it referred to as ‘the illustration wars’. The problem is: clients didn’t understand what they were buying and there’s a good chance many of these policies won’t live up to their illustrated performance. And, these complex features also came with increased charges. So, if these products aren’t client-friendly, why are they still being sold? Simple. Because
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

IUL Desktop Illustration Software Discontinuation

As a reminder, our Income Advantage IUL, Life Protection Advantage IUL and IUL Express products will no longer be available on WinFlex Desktop after October 31, 2020. Beginning November 1, you MUST use WinFlex Web to illustrate our IUL products. The remainder of our life and health products will remain available on WinFlex Web through the end of the year. If you are still using the Desktop software to illustrate our life and health insurance products, we encourage you to transition to the WinFlex Web platform as soon as possible. To sign up for WinFlex Web: Go to winflexweb.com and
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Life Underwriting Update

Throughout the pandemic, Mutual of Omaha has been continuously evaluating our underwriting and new business practices to support business continuity, deliver a high level of service and maintain our financial strength. As a result, we will be expanding the cases we will accept beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020. The following guidelines will apply to all fully-underwritten life insurance cases. This includes any newly submitted and pending in-house cases, whether formal or informal. Please note, the guidelines below are temporary. International Travel Guidelines All All fully-underwritten life insurance cases where the proposed insured plans to travel or has traveled internationally to
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).