LTC Sales Idea: Buy-Up Option

People want to be sure the long-term care policy they purchase today will be adequate to help pay for the services they need in the future. Many state partnership programs have lowered the inflation protection requirement to 1 percent. That allows you to offer your clients the affordability of a low inflation protection option while ensuring their policy remains partnership qualified. The MutualCare® Custom Solution policy includes a buy-up option that allows insureds to increase their inflation protection percentage once each year. View the Sales Idea to learn more.   LTC Sales Idea: Buy-Up Option   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha #longtermcare
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Long-Term Care Application Tips

Our underwriters know your LTCi clients aren’t just a list of diagnoses, and they rely on you to tell them more. They encourage you to paint a picture about your clients’ health, cognitive status and lifestyle. Because the more you can tell them, the better the chance for a positive underwriting outcome. You can do that by gathering as much information as possible from your clients, including: Recent doctors’ visits, lab tests, etc. Any diagnoses they’ve received Learning about any tests, recent surgeries or physical therapy Documenting medications they take Information about their physical and social activities Confirming they have
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Teaming Up for LTCi Awareness Month

The Best Players Are Part of Great Teams At Mutual of Omaha, we know that greatness isn’t achieved alone. The best players are surrounded by great teams who help them win championships. That’s why by working together, we can offer these valuable long-term care insurance products to your clients. Halftime Huddle The additional tools below will help position you for a successful second half of long-term care insurance awareness month, and ensure you remain at the top of your game. Protection That Endures Consumer Video– This inspirational video can help you convey our enduring commitment to long-term care insurance and
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Kickoff Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month

There’s no better time than Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month to make sure your clients understand the importance of planning for their long-term care needs. So make sure you take advantage of these game changing tools: Our Starting the Conversation Flyer provides information about how to join our new Facebook group and tools to use with clients when talking about long-term care. Join our claims leadership team on Thursday, November 18th at 11:30 a.m. CST to learn valuable claims information. Register Now The Protecting the Things that matter Most consumer video highlights the need for LTCi. Kickoff Long-Term Care Insurance
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Huddle Up with Mutual of Omaha for LTCi Awareness Month

Only the Best Play Here Everyone wants to be the best at what they do. But just like in football, you have to be willing to put in the time and work to get there. At Mutual of Omaha, we know what it takes to be the best, because we’ve spent over a century building a reputation for fulfilling promises to customers and partnering with the best players in the industry – including you! Long-Term Care Awareness month is a perfect time to huddle up with customers and make a game plan for their future. To help inspire you to
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Our Commitment to the LTCi Market

Long-Term Care Insurance Our Commitment Endures   Through two World Wars, the Great Depression and all the economic challenges since, we have kept the promises we’ve made to our customers, helping us build a company known for its trustworthiness and fortitude. We sold our first long-term care insurance policy in 1987. Since then, we’ve been committed to delivering long-term care solutions to our customers, and we continue to invest resources into growing and refining our LTCi business year over year. The following content was designed to help you promote MutualCare® Solutions to clients confidently, knowing that Mutual of Omaha will
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Next Steps in the LTC Application Process

Preparation is the key to a successful health interview. You just completed a long-term care application. Before ending the conversation, make sure your clients know what happens next. Preparing clients for the underwriting process can go a long way toward ensuring their applications get issued. Why? An interviewer may mistakenly assume confused applicants have cognitive issues that make them uninsurable. When in reality, an applicant may simply be distracted or not fully prepared to answer questions about their health, their doctors and their medications. Mutual of Omaha has a handy leave-behind brochure you can use to walk your clients through
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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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It’s a $100,000 Question

The social media post available here is compliance-approved and ready to use on Facebook and LinkedIn as long as it is not changed or altered in any way. Keep in mind it must be used exactly as described. STEP 1 — Copy and paste the approved text below into your status: Could you afford to pay $100,000 a year* for nursing home care? Most people can’t. Use Mutual of Omaha’s calculator to see the cost of services in your state. https://www.mutualofomaha.com/long-term-care-insurance/broker-calculator *Based on the national average of $109,231.20 per year for a private room in a nursing home. Source: Mutual
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Tom Randall’s Call to Action: Start the Long-Term Care conversation NOW!

From the Desk of Tom Randall Regardless of Which State They Live In…  the WA Cares Fund Program MATTERS to Your Clients! It’s Very Important You Understand the New Washington Cares Fund Program. Here’s why, and what you need to tell your clients and prospects! Effective 1/1/22, Washington workers will pay an EXTRA tax of $0.58 per every $100 of earnings… with NO Maximum Limit! If you make $100,000, you would owe an EXTRA $580 tax/year… Even at $50,000, that’s an EXTRA $290 tax/year Worked harder? If you’re at $500,000, that’s an EXTRA $2900/year! For that EXTRA $290 – $2900 tax/year,
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).