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).

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).

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).

System Maintenance This Weekend

Beginning this Saturday evening we will be completing required system maintenance to our servers. During the maintenance window Sales Professional Access and iPipeline e-Application will be inaccessible. The planned outage will last 7:00 p.m. (CST) Saturday, August 29, 2020 through 7:00 a.m. (CST) Sunday, August 30, 2020. For consideration of additional time zones, the outage window will be: Eastern – 8:00 p.m. Saturday through 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mountain – 6:00 p.m. Saturday through 6:00 a.m. Sunday West Coast – 5:00 p.m. Saturday through 5:00 a.m. Sunday After the brief outage you will be able to access Sales Professional Access and
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

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).

A Case Study: Accumulation, Protection or Both?

Income Advantage IUL can provide your clients with valuable life insurance protection. It also offers the opportunity to accumulate cash value* for future needs, such as supplementing the client’s retirement income. Teaming an Income Advantage policy up with a term life insurance policy may be an ideal solution for clients who want to plan ahead for retirement, but also have a larger temporary life insurance need. Learn more about how this works by looking at our Satisfy the Need for Accumulation and Protection flyer. It includes: A case study showing how this concept works A comparison of taking income immediately
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

System Maintenance This Weekend

Beginning this Saturday evening we will be completing required system maintenance to our servers. During the maintenance window Sales Professional Access and iPipeline e-Application will be inaccessible. The planned outage will last 7:00 p.m. (CST) Saturday, August 15, 2020 through 7:00 a.m. (CST) Sunday, August 16, 2020. For consideration of additional time zones, the outage window will be: Eastern – 8:00 p.m. Saturday through 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mountain – 6:00 p.m. Saturday through 6:00 a.m. Sunday West Coast – 5:00 p.m. Saturday through 5:00 a.m. Sunday After the brief outage you will be able to access Sales Professional Access and
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).