Sales Professional Access Case Monitoring Enhancement

Mutual of Omaha is continually evaluating opportunities to improve our business processes and tools to help you get your applications issued quicker. We are excited to announce a new case monitoring enhancement. Effective February 16, 2020, the case monitoring dashboard on Sales Professional Access has been updated to display more accurate and detailed requirements. Examples of the new Requirement Headings are illustrated below (click to enlarge):   As always, if you have any questions regarding your case status or any outstanding requirements, please reach out to Case Management at 800-275-5528.   Sales Professional Access Case Monitoring Enhancement   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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LTC Commission Timing and No Cash with Application Update

Beginning February 23, compensation will be paid at the time the first premium payment is received, all Post Issue Requirements (PIRs) are complete and the case is considered placed. Applications signed on or after this date will be effective on the date the policy is issued. Date of application will no longer be a coverage effective date option. As we implement these changes, there are important dates and details to remember: February 23, 2020 Policies issued will be effective on the date of issue. Replacement cases will still have the option to elect a date after policy issue. Initial premium
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Important Dates: New LTC Compensation and Policy Dating Processes

We are making changes to how we process applications and issue your LTC policies. Here are some key dates to remember. February 23, 2020 The following will apply to all applications signed on and after 2/23/2020: Policies issued will be effective on the date of issue. Regardless of selection, date of application will no longer apply. Initial premium will no longer be accepted with application. If a check is mailed along with the application, the check will be returned to the applicant. If a check is mailed separately to the lock box, the check will be cashed, and a refund
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MutualCare® Solutions Product Guide Update

The MutualCare® Solutions Product Guide has been updated to reflect the new processes effective February 23, 2020. Updated sections include: “Completing the Application” section has been updated to reflect the following changes: We have removed “Date of Application (Initial Premium Required)” as a policy effective date option Initial premium will no longer be accepted (no longer accepting cash with application) Temporary insurance agreements and conditional receipts will no longer be available “Administrative Handling” section has been updated to reflect the following changes: Added post issue requirement premium submission mailing address Oklahoma has been added as a Pre-Appointment state View the
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Updates to LTC Policy Dating Process and Commission Timing

Mutual of Omaha is committed to providing you a product portfolio that meets the needs of your clients. With this goal in mind, we have made the following changes to get your LTC policies issued efficiently. Currently, compensation is paid on LTC13 policies once premium has been collected and the policy is in force, regardless of any outstanding Post Issue Requirements (PIRs). Beginning February 23, 2020, compensation will now be paid at the time all PIRs are received and the case is considered placed. Applications signed on or after this date will be effective on the date the policy is
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Errors and Omissions Insurance

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates (United of Omaha and United World) require Errors and Omissions Insurance in the amount of $1 million (per claim) prior to selling the following insurance products: • AccumUL Answers • AccumUL Plus • GUL • GUL Plus • GUL Survivor • Term Life Answers • Bonus Flexible Annuity • Ultra Secure Plus • Income Access • Ultra-Income product • Critical Illness • Disability • Long-Term Care • Medicare Advantage • Prescription Drug Plans As a GoldenCare producer, you have the ability to get this valuable coverage at a discount! Check out our Errors and
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Updated Personal Worksheets for Montana and North Dakota

Effective January 1st, 2020, the Montana and North Dakota paper and e-app personal worksheets have been updated. MT LTC13: M119106_MT (Potential Premium Increase form) replaces M28370 M28385_MT (MT LTC13 Outline of Coverage form) updated, same form number ND LTC13: M119106 (Potential Premium Increase form) replaces M28370 Old forms will not be accepted after January 31st, 2020.   If you have any questions, please contact Mutual of Omaha’s Sales Support at (800) 693-6083 or email sales.support@mutualofomaha.com.   Updated Personal Worksheets for Montana and North Dakota   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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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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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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