Long-Term Care Rider Minimum Face Amount Increase in the State of WA

Effective Thursday, July 22, 2021, for the State of Washington ONLY, Mutual of Omaha is increasing the minimum face amount required on all IUL insurance policy applications that include the long-term care rider to $250,000. This action is being taken to prevent individuals from applying for a life insurance policy with LTC to avoid the Washington State’s Long-Term Care Trust Act payroll tax deduction with no intention of keeping the policy in force. Mutual of Omaha has a responsibility to our policyholders and distribution partners to ensure our product offerings are used as designed, offering lasting life insurance and LTC
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Exciting News Regarding Income Advantage IUL – 7702 & GRO Rider

Have you heard the news? Mutual of Omaha’s Income Advantage IUL product is now compliant with section 7702 as of July 8, 2021. This change has dramatically increased our competitive position in the “Cash Accumulation/Income” IUL marketplace. In addition, to our competitive position, the Income Advantage has some of the lowest internal costs in the industry. When you combine the GRO rider, low cost structure, competitive income values and our no cost Chronic/Terminal Illness or available LTC rider, the Income Advantage IUL should be considered one of your top “go to” IUL products. This change comes as a result of
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Iowa Insurance Department Product Training Requirements

All insurance producers selling Annuities, Long-Term Care or Indexed products in the state of Iowa are required to complete an online continuing education course prior to solicitation of the following products: Product Line Course Requirement Indexed UL One time — 4-hour CE course Annuity One time — 4-hour CE course Long-Term Care One time — 8-hour CE course and thereafter, satisfying the states annual requirements   Approved training courses to fulfill these requirements can be found on www.sircon.com. Click on the link “Lookup Education Courses or Transcript” Select Approved Courses Then, select Iowa and click Submit After, you can select
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Life Underwriting Update

From the Desk of Marty Johnson 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. I am happy to announce we will be adjusting our temporary guideline changes effective May 24, 2021. These guidelines apply to all fully underwritten life insurance cases and includes all newly submitted and pending in-house cases, whether formal or informal. Acceptance Guidelines Based on Insured’s Issue Age: If the client is age 0-59: The client is eligible for our best risk class Underwriting
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Are Your Clients Looking for 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).

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).