In-Force Rate Action Announcement: Ohio (Choice 1)

As part of the strategy for our long-term care insurance business, we continue pursuing initiatives to improve the risk and profitability profile of our business, including premium increases on our in-force policies, as needed. Ohio has now allowed the following increase: Ohio Product Series Increase for Policies with Limited Benefit Periods Increase for Policies with Lifetime Benefit Periods Choice 1 46% 55%   Communications Timeline Servicing agents will receive a list of their impacted policyholders in this state one week prior to the start of policyholder notifications. Policyholder notifications will begin July 23, 2019 and will continue throughout the next
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Categories: Genworth, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

In-Force Rate Action Announcement: Michigan (Privileged Choice®)

> Privileged Choice® with Stable Premium Option > 1% Benefit Increase Option As part of the strategy for our long-term care insurance business, we continue pursuing initiatives to improve the risk and profitability profile of our business, including premium increases on our in-force policies, as needed. Michigan has now allowed the following increases: Michigan Product Series Increase Percentage Privileged Choice 20.3%   This rate increase applies only to non-AARP policies. Communications Timeline Servicing agents will receive a list of their impacted policyholders in this state one week prior to the start of policyholder notifications. Policyholder notifications will begin July 23,
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Categories: Genworth, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

In-Force Rate Action Announcement: Alaska (Privileged Choice®)

> Privileged Choice® with Stable Premium Option > 1% Benefit Increase Option As part of the strategy for our long-term care insurance business, we continue pursuing initiatives to improve the risk and profitability profile of our business, including premium increases on our in-force policies, as needed. Alaska has now allowed the following increases: Alaska Non-AARP Product Series Increase Percentage Privileged Choice 12.2%   Alaska AARP® Product Series Increase Percentage Privileged Choice 12%   Communications Timeline Servicing agents will receive a list of their impacted policyholders in this state one week prior to the start of policyholder notifications. Policyholder notifications will
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Categories: Genworth, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

LTCi Home Health Care Benefits

There are a lot of misconceptions about long-term care insurance, including thinking it is nursing home insurance. In fact, your clients may not realize that having an LTC policy can actually help keep them out of a nursing home. That’s because home health care benefits are built in to our LTCi policies. These benefits will help your client stay at home for as long as possible if the need for long-term care services arises. Whether it’s help with household chores like cooking and cleaning or personal services like bathing and dressing, MutualCare® long-term care insurance policies gives your clients the
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Making Clients Aware of Income Protection

Some of this statistical evidence can prove to consumers that taking the necessary steps to prepare for a potential loss of income is essential. Most consumers believe that accidents are the most expected cause of disability, but research shows that over 95% of disabilities are not work related; therefore workers compensation cannot be used. Here are some interesting statistics about Disability Insurance and what consumers believe: Musculoskeletal/Connective Tissue Disorders are the leading cause of disability at 29%, while cancer is the second leading cause at 15% Consumers believe their own “personal odds” of becoming disabled are 1 in 100 when
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Categories: Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

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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Categories: Gerber Life, Industry News, and Life Insurance.

Plan to certify with us on 7/10 | How to contract

Mark your calendar! 2020 producer certification starts July 10 Allina Health | Aetna Medicare’s 2020 producer certification process kicks off on July 10 at AetnaMedicareProducerCertification.com. Our certification includes AHIP, plus several Aetna-specific training modules, and costs $125. That’s $50 off the retail price for AHIP. Learn more. It’s now easier and faster to contract with us The new enhanced contracting process for Allina Health | Aetna Medicare products is live. Uplines and recruiters can now invite new producers to contract with us through the tool. If existing agents need to make a contract update, their upline needs to send them
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Categories: Aetna, Industry News, and Medicare Supp./Adv..

Medicare News – Omaha Family of Companies

Medicare Supplement: Upcoming Med Supp Rate Adjustments Please view the upcoming rate adjustments in AL, IA, IL, ME, and NC.   Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans: Medicare Advantage and Part D Market Overview Released Medicare Advantage Company (MOMAC), Omaha Health Insurance Company (OHIC) and Medicare Advantage Insurance Company of Omaha (MAICO) market overview information has been posted on SPA.   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

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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Categories: Gerber Life, Industry News, and Medicare Supp./Adv..

The Extras on Life Protection Advantage IUL

Life Protection Advantage IUL has competitive long-term no-lapse guarantee premiums. But that’s not all. The product also comes with value-added features that many competitors don’t offer. A Guaranteed Refund Option Rider Unlike many other IULs, qualifying Life Protection Advantage IUL policies come with a premium refund option when clients pay the ‘guarantee to 85’ premium level. With this feature, if your clients no longer need their life insurance coverage, they have seven 60-day windows in which they can surrender their policy and receive their premiums back. A Terminal and Chronic Illness Rider — at no additional cost Life Protection Advantage
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).