7702 – Product changes and transition rules

7702 changes Background With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 on December 27, 2020, a change was made to Section 7702 of the Internal Revenue Code. This change outlined several requirements permanent life insurance policies must meet in order to qualify as a life insurance contract for tax purposes The change affects the life insurance industry by replacing the statutory interest rate assumptions (from 1984) from a previously hard-coded 4% rate to a floating rate. These changes will impact the limits associated with definitions of life insurance in the Guideline Premium Test, Cash Value Accumulation Test and
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Securian: maximize your client’s LTC benefit pool

Pro tip: maximize your client’s LTC benefit pool When you’re trying to find the best LTC product for a client, there’s often a temptation to do an apples-to-apples comparison between different carriers. But when you design a SecureCare Universal Life policy to match a competitor’s, you may miss out on the sweet spots. SecureCare tends to offer clients the most value when it uses an even-year benefit duration – and our 6-year benefit duration does the best from there. Just to give you an idea, here’s a hypothetical example for a 62 y/o male (NT, single) showing a $100K single-pay
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Genworth Announces Termination of Merger Agreement with Oceanwide

RICHMOND, Va., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) (Genworth, the Company) today announced that it has exercised its right to terminate its merger agreement with China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. (Oceanwide) as of April 6, 2021. Terminating the agreement allows Genworth to pursue its revised strategic plan without restrictions and without uncertainty regarding its ultimate ownership, which might impact the Company’s ability to successfully execute the plan. The Company’s revised strategic plan includes a potential partial initial public offering (IPO) of its U.S. MI business (subject to market conditions as well as the satisfaction of
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Categories: Genworth, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

A Better Solution than Relying on Family

  There’s a better option than kids as caregivers “My kids will take care of me.” We’ve all encountered prospective clients who use this line to rationalize why they don’t need a long-term care insurance policy. But when pressed, they’ll often admit they don’t really want their kids to have to take care of them. So how do you demonstrate that purchasing an LTCi policy may be a better solution than relying on their kids? Download the Flyer   Have questions or need a quote? Contact us.   E3368   A Better Solution than Relying on Family   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Watch GTL’s Straight Through Processing in Action

Access GTL Policies within Seconds of Approval!   Instantly Issue your Hospital Indemnity policies and get paid quicker with GTL’s online submission platforms! Whether your client meetings are virtual or in-person, GTL’s Straight Through Processing will help instantly deliver your policies online. Watch our short video to see it in action! Watch the Video Visit the Agent Portal   Watch GTL’s Straight Through Processing in Action   #goldencareagent #gtl
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Categories: Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, and Industry News.

Annuity Care and Annuity Care II updates take effect April 24

Annuity Care and Annuity Care II updates launching April 24 Last year, we made pricing updates to the Continuation of Benefit (COB) options on our Annuity Care and Annuity Care II products in certain approved states. On April 24, these same updates will go into effect in additional states, and we want to make sure you’re prepared. These changes reflect our commitment to good stewardship, the viability of our products and being there when our customers need us most.   Prepare for the changes What’s changing: Annuity Care In November of 2020, we adjusted the pricing of the Annuity Care
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Categories: Industry News, Linked Benefit/Hybrids, and OneAmerica.

SureBridge Operations Update

SureBridge Operations Update As you know, over the past several months SureBridge has implemented a number of improvements to address issues that have impacted customer and agent services. We are excited to announce that due to these efforts: The majority of inbound calls received by Customer Services are answered within one minute. Triage process has eliminated long hold times to speak with a tenured representative on more complex inquiries through our triage process. Agent calls are answered within an average of two minutes through the Agency Concierge. To continue the good news, we are pleased to announce that AM Best
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Categories: Dental, Industry News, and SureBridge.

OneAmerica Care Solutions News

Care Solutions Sales & Support Teams Find your key sales contacts using our current territory map.   Tools and resources LTC Tax Guide The 2021 Long-Term Care Tax Guide is now available, including updated information on the 2021 age-related table eligible premium amounts; a thorough discussion of the benefits of Asset Care when provided as an executive bonus; the benefits of IRC section 1035 exchanges into Care Solutions portfolio products; and much more!   Operations updates Grace period in place to assist policyholders receiving late billing statements We have become aware that due to pandemic and weather mailing delays, some
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Categories: Industry News, Linked Benefit/Hybrids, and OneAmerica.

Designed with Recovery in Mind

Your client’s health matters. During a time where a little extra security is helping give everyone some extra relief, there has never been a better time to sign up for a Cancer, Heart Attack/Stroke Insurance policy. Your clients will quickly see the value of these policies. Cancer Insurance & Heart Attack/Stroke Insurance fills the gap between coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. Help your client learn more today by viewing our informative flyer.   If you have any questions, please contact Mutual of Omaha’s Sales Support at (800) 693-6083 or sales.support@mutualofomaha.com.   Designed with Recovery in Mind   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Critical Illness, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Increase Your Placement

We want to help make sure your client’s application for disability income insurance is approved. We’ve created a consumer facing flyer to gain more information on their needs. By discussing and talking through this flyer with your clients, it can give more insight on whether or not their Mutual Income Solutions Disability Insurance application will be approved.   If you have any questions, please contact Mutual of Omaha’s Sales Support at (800) 693-6083 or e-mail sales.support@mutualofomaha.com.   Increase Your Placement   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).