The Download: Your New Quarterly LTC Newsletter

  Welcome Back! In case you missed it… The Cost of Care Study results are in! To help you and your producers navigate the conversation about how clients intend to pay for their long-term care, we’ve updated and developed new cost-of-care tools. Check them out →   Condition-Related Marketing: Physical Therapy If a client is currently undergoing physical therapy, there are some key best practices for producers to follow when taking their application. Learn more →   Social Media Update: We’re on LinkedIn! Mutual of Omaha’s brokerage social media presence is expanding! Follow us on LinkedIn to get the latest
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Mutual of Omaha Advanced Markets Minute

The “Golden Age” for Long-Term Care? Welcome to the Advanced Markets Minute in both print and audio form. Today’s article is called “The Golden Age for Long Term Care.” Listen Now   You’ve probably heard about the State of Washington’s Cares Fund, a state long term care benefit funded by a payroll tax. If you’re not in the State of Washington, you may have thought that you didn’t need to be concerned with any of it, and that your state would never do something like that. If you thought that, it is time to think again. The Washington law was
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

The Download: Your New Quarterly LTC Newsletter

Introducing The Download: Your Quarterly LTC Newsletter The Download is your resource for all Mutual of Omaha long-term care insurance news. You can expect this quarterly e-Newsletter to provide you the newest and most important LTCi sales ideas, product updates, tools and resources. Make sure to keep an eye out for opportunities to give direct feedback on what you want to see from us as well as chances to win prizes in our contests!   Condition-Related Marketing: Cancer Just because a client has a history of cancer, that doesn’t mean they can’t qualify for long-term care insurance. View our newest
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Mutual of Omaha Advanced Markets Minute

Long-Term Care and Taxes Welcome to the Advanced Markets Minute in both print and audio form. Today’s article is called “Long-Term Care and Taxes.” Listen Now   Whether he created the quote himself or borrowed it from dramatist Christopher Bullock, Benjamin Franklin’s famous statement about death and taxes certainly hits home as we approach April 15. Yet this is also a good time of the year to remember that we offer something that can help with those taxes. And it is also something most people will need. Long-term care insurance provides essential funds for care, but it also provides tax
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updated Next Steps Flyer

Your client has applied for a LTCi insurance policy and you want them to be aware of what will happen next before they can be approved for coverage. Use this Next Steps Flyer to go over what to expect in the LTCi application process with your clients, including the ability to schedule telephone interviews via text message.   If you have any questions, please contact Mutual of Omaha’s Sales Support at (800) 693-6083 or e-mail sales.support@mutualofomaha.com.   Updated Next Steps Flyer   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

New Sales Idea: Help Clients Stay at Home

Some clients considering an LTCi policy believe the benefits would only cover services provided in care facilities. And since they don’t plan to go to a care facility, they may think they don’t need to purchase long-term care insurance. By walking through how LTCi provides in-home services, you can help clients feel more secure in their purchase of an LTCi policy … and, possibly help keep them in their home longer. Download the Sales Idea to learn more!   If you have any questions, please contact Mutual of Omaha’s Sales Support at (800) 693-6083 or e-mail sales.support@mutualofomaha.com.   New Sales
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Underwriting Update: Scheduling LTCi Telephone Interviews Via Text Message

Mutual of Omaha is pleased to announce that effective March 21, 2022, long-term care applicants will be able to conveniently schedule telephone interviews via text message. As long as a mobile number is provided on the initial application, the text message enhancement will occur concurrently with the standard email and telephone notification process. New Telephone Interview Scheduling Process First Contact: Email sent in conjunction with text message directing applicant to schedule online Second Contact: Reminder text message sent Third and Fourth Contact: Phone call made to applicant, with online scheduling information left in voicemail Fifth Contact: Reminder text message sent
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updated Partnership Overview Guide

The LTC Partnership Overview Guide has been updated and is now available on SPA. Following is a summary of the changes that were made to the LTC Training Guide. The long-term care training requirements for all states were updated to reflect consistent requirement language throughout the guide. The following section was added for all states for ease of use and to allow users to quickly locate training requirements in the same place Initial Training Requirement Non-Resident Training Requirement Refresher Training Requirement Reciprocity Training Requirement Please discontinue use of the old version and download the new brochure now.   If you
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Give Your Clients the Best of Both Worlds

It’s good to have choices. Mutual of Omaha’s long-term care policies allow insureds to choose how they prefer to receive policy benefits – either cash up front or traditional reimbursement. While other companies may offer cash, Mutual of Omaha’s cash benefit has no elimination period. That makes this concept well suited for: People who worry their policy may not pay for the type of care they need in the future People who like to make sure all their bases are covered People concerned about having to satisfy an elimination period before policy benefits begins Read the Sales Idea to learn
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Find Ways to Help LTC Claims Go Smoothly

Agents can be extremely helpful during during the claims process. Here are some recommendations for ways you can help the entire process go smoothly for your clients: Make sure you are familiar with the benefits of the policy so you can remind your clients and their families how it works and what services may be covered. This includes: A general understanding of all policy benefits A specific understanding of hospice care and respite care benefits since these are particularly stressful situations where agents typically get involved Become familiar with the claims intake process so you can help clients initiate a
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).