Illinois Partnership Active Exchange

In October, customers with eligible policies meeting Illinois partnership requirements received notification letters informing them their LTC policy is partnership qualified. Customers with LTC13 policies not qualifying for the passive partnership exchange may choose to participate in an active exchange. An active exchange requires policyholder(s) to apply for a coverage change, modifying coverage to meet state inflation protection requirements. Both a new application and the “National Partnership Exchange Cover Letter” are required to be completed and submitted with the application to be treated as a coverage exchange. There will be full underwriting on the increased coverage. Letters notifying customers of
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

EssentialLTC Product Updates – November 2019

A NEW WAY to Electronically Sign Applications Effective immediately, agents who have access to their own electronic signature program may use it to submit an EssentialLTC application via the Upload Documents function in the Agent Resource Center at www.ngl-essentialltc.com. Previously, electronic signatures were only accepted if an EssentialLTC application was submitted through the EssentialLTC E-APP process. Detailed Announcement   See the detailed announcement for: Specific electronic signature requirements Examples of electronic signatures that will not be accepted Who to call with questions How to Learn More Contact NGL’s Sales Support Team at (888) 505-2332 or status@ngl-essentialLTC.com.   #goldencareagent #ngl
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and National Guardian Life.

A Better Solution than Relying on Family

As people age, it’s natural to need a little help with life’s everyday activities. Most children will step in to lend a hand. But becoming a full-time caregiver for an aging parent is more difficult than many people think. TODAY’S REALITY Children typically have their own family and career obligations. Adding the role of caregiver to an already hectic day can take a toll – physically, financially and emotionally. It’s not unusual for caregivers to ignore their own health, often becoming ill themselves A child may have to take time off or quit a job altogether in order to care
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

The Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care Planning

LTCi Remains Firmly Rooted as Viable Option When it comes to planning for LTC, consumers have more choices than ever before. But if they’re looking for the least expensive option, more comprehensive and generous benefits and other features like care coordination and inflation protection, then a traditional LTCi policy may be their best option. Traditional Policy Advantages: The least expensive way to fund long-term care services, providing strong value for the consumer Benefits are more comprehensive and generous than those provided by combined products Flexible policies provide coverage during the progression of care Provides known coverage amounts on day one
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Underwriting Operation: Interview with Chris

Go behind the scenes with Chris Klement. We hope our video series introducing you to some of our underwriters has been helpful. Knowing who’s on the other end of the phone, trying to help you get your clients covered, can be reassuring. This time, we’re introducing you to Chris Klement. He enjoys building relationships with our distribution and thinks of himself as an extension of your salesforce and helping to get the policies issued. In Chris’s words, he’s your “wild card” who can help problem-solve when challenging cases arise. Take a moment to meet Chris – the wild card up
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

2019 Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Data Shared

It’s roughly 13 years from the a consumer purchases a long-term care insurance policy to the beginning of a claim according to information being shared by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). “The information comes from one of the very few relevant studies of long-term care insurance so the insights are of enormous value,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the group. Slome, who is the author of numerous consumer guides that focus on long-term care and retirement planning, was conducting a conference call with leading long-term care insurance specialists. According to the Association director, the data comes from
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, and Long-Term Care.

Ensure a successful year-end: Review key dates and holiday hours

Ensure a successful year-end: Review key dates and holiday hours We are dedicated to helping you have a smooth and successful year end. Please review our holiday hours, new business processing guidelines for 2019 production, product transition dates and required minimum distribution deadlines below to ensure you’re prepared.   OneAmerica® holiday hours Find details on when the home office will be closed during the holiday season. We’ve also included hours for our Care Solutions interview vendor, LTCG, for your reference. Review our holiday hours.   New Business processing Our New Business processing year-end guidelines will help you get cases paid
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Categories: Industry News, Linked Benefit/Hybrids, and OneAmerica.

Care Solutions News from OneAmerica

Quick reads Have you heard? Asset Care® is now available in more states As of Sept. 23, our updated Asset Care® product is now available in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, New Jersey, North Dakota and South Dakota. We’ve also made changes in Montana, Washington D.C., and California. Read on for full details. Now available: Online scheduling for LTCG interviews Our Care Solutions interview vendor, LTCG, has launched a new scheduling function so clients can now easily schedule interviews online. Once the agent has contacted LTCG and ordered the interview, the client can go to https://scheduling.ltcg.com/OneAmerica to schedule their interview at
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Categories: Industry News, Linked Benefit/Hybrids, and OneAmerica.

Time to Start the Conversation

Did You Know? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicts that 70% of people who reach age 65 will need long-term care services at some point in their lives. There’s no better time than LTC Awareness Month to start talking to your clients about the importance of planning for their long-term care needs. Mutual of Omaha also has the tools you need to begin this important conversation, including tips on how to get people talking plus a variety of materials – flyers, brochures even a short presentation to help you highlight the importance of planning for long-term care.
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Advance Notice: End of Year Pay Schedule

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s easy to forget important dates with all the hustle and bustle. That’s why we are giving you early notice of our key end of year pay dates. Take a look and keep a copy with you to ensure you have the right dates. Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates (United of Omaha and United World) will be closed on the following days: Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 Christmas: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 The past pay cutoff in 2019 for Life is
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).