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 Max Illustrated Rate Change

Effective February 1, 2021, the IUL maximum illustrated rates in WinFlex Web will increase as follows: Income Advantage IUL: 100% Participation Rate with 10% Cap: Increasing from 6.17% to 6.20% 140% Participation Rate with 7% Cap: Increasing from 4.74% to 4.77% 50% Participation Rate with No Cap: Increasing from 5.80% to 5.84% Life Protection Advantage IUL: 100% Participation Rate with 8.5% Cap: Increasing from 5.42% to 5.45% 140% Participation Rate with 6% Cap: Increasing from 4.11% to 4.14% 40% Participation Rate with No Cap: Increasing from 4.66% to 4.69% IUL Express: 100% Participation Rate with 9.25% Cap: Increasing from 5.80%
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Securian LTC Awareness Month

Long-term care (LTC) consumer social media e-toolkit Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month is already under way — use this toolkit to help educate and engage prospects. Leverage the kit’s pre-built posts to help prospects get the facts about long-term care and motivate them to start making a plan of their own — with your guidance. Each post includes lead-in text and an animated image to help drive engagement. Facebook & LinkedIn campaigns How it works: Open the animated image and save the mp4 file to your computer by clicking the three dots in the right-hand corner and selecting download. Copy
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

AG 49-A illustration changes effective November 21, 2020

Illustration Regulation AG 49-A The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has made enhancements to Actuarial Guideline 49 (now referred to as AG 49-A). All carriers are required to comply with these new indexed universal life (IUL) illustration regulations by December 14, 2020. The following are Securian Financial’s transition details and deadlines: Products impacted: Eclipse Accumulator IUL Eclipse Protector II IUL Eclipse Survivor II IUL Eclipse IUL-NY Important dates: Friday, November 20, 2020 — Illustrations based on the old AG 49 guidelines will no longer be available after this date. Saturday, November 21, 2020 noon – Central Time — Updated,
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

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).

SecureCare’s new pricing available in illustration software

Preview SecureCare’s new pricing in IN, HI and NJ In response to the historically low interest rate environment, Securian Financial is implementing a pricing update to SecureCare Universal Life and increasing its maximum payment age from age 75 to age 80 in Indiana, Hawaii and New Jersey on October 10, 2020. These product updates are now available to illustrate in Indiana, Hawaii and New Jersey. To run an illustration with the new pricing or the extension of payment durations to age 80 in Indiana, Hawaii and New Jersey, you must select “yes” for “Rate update preview” when running the illustration.
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

WinFlex Tip: Navigating an IUL Illustration Using the New Illustration Contents Menu

Have you spent time looking at the new IUL illustrations that were introduced in July? There were many new features, including a complete redesign to improve the look, updates to the language to make it more client-friendly, a Your Policy Highlights section that gives clients a quick overview of the key benefits, and new table layouts to make the ledgers easier to read. One enhancement that you may not have noticed is the new Table of Contents. While a Table of Contents may not seem like a ‘wow’ feature, it can definitely help you quickly navigate to where you need
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).