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).

Set Target Premium with MutualCare Solutions Software

When you are meeting with clients who have a desired premium in mind for long-term care coverage, we have a great tool to get you to that premium amount. Use the MutualCare Solutions software Set Target Premium feature. It allows you to enter the desired premium your clients want while building the benefits around the premium. When you open the software, look for this button. Begin by entering the client’s state, age, gender, premium mode, inflation protection and elimination period. Once you hit Set Target Premium, you will enter the client’s desired premium. The monthly benefit will adjust to the
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Long-Term Care Insurance Case Monitoring Update

From the Desk of Allen Gregoire Mutual of Omaha is pleased to announce the long-term care back-office data entry of applications has returned to normal processing times. Applications and all case status updates are now visible on Sales Professional Access (SPA), including application received date. Note: Due to the ongoing influx of business, telephone interview availability is limited. Currently, interviews are being schedule 2-3 weeks out from when requested by underwriting. We encourage you and your agents to check SPA to review your case status updates as our teams work diligently to process your LTCi cases as quickly as possible.
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Long-Term Care Insurance Case Monitoring Update

From the Desk of Allen Gregoire Mutual of Omaha has experienced a large influx of long-term care application submissions over the past several weeks due to the WA Cares Fund. This increase in submissions has caused a slight delay in entering LTC applications into our back-office systems and subsequently your case status appearing on Sales Professional Access (SPA). Our teams are working diligently to process LTCi cases as quickly as possible; however, until they are entered into our system, we are unable to confirm the application received date. We encourage you to check the website for updates rather than calling
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updated MutualCare® Solutions Product Guide

The MutualCare® Solutions Product Guide has been updated to offer clarification on several items, including: Page 19, General Guidelines: Added subsequent applications to page under “Watch the Date.” Page 33, Long-Term Care Training: Updated copy language. Page 37, Care Coordination Services: Updated copy language. The new guide is now available. Please discontinue use of old versions and order new through normal ordering channels.   Updated MutualCare® Solutions Product Guide   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Washington Cares Fund – CURRENT AND UPDATED NEWS

GoldenCare has received many questions related to the Washington Cares Fund, and want to help position you for success. We’ve gathered key details here, ranging from the informative consumer website, LTCi carrier news and updates, to news articles and related stories. WA Cares Fund consumer website http://www.wacaresfund.wa.gov/private-insurance/ Special GoldenCare Training Event With LTC Expert Steve Moses YOU ASKED. WE LISTENED!  The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Washington LTSS Trust Act are among the top concerns noted by our agents. Join us for an LTCi Industry Impacts presentation with one of the most influential and respected people in long-term
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Announcement Regarding Long-Term Care Insurance in the State of Washington

Details about Washington State’s mandated long-term care law and payroll tax are slowly emerging. Even so there are so many unknowns and the opt-out provisions are vague. With so much left unclear, the looming deadline and things changing so quickly, Mutual of Omaha is responding with caution, taking an observational approach.   From the Desk of Tess Grace Effective immediately, Mutual of Omaha is suspending long-term care sales in the state of Washington. Here’s what you need to know: Applications submitted on or before the end of the day June 16, 2021, will be processed as normal. All pending in-house
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Washington Cares Fund – Update

GoldenCare has received many questions related to the Washington Cares Fund, and want to help position you for success. We’ve gathered key details here, ranging from the informative consumer website, LTCi carrier news and updates, to news articles and related stories. WA Cares Fund consumer website http://www.wacaresfund.wa.gov/private-insurance/   Long-Term Care Insurance Case Monitoring Update June 24, 2021 Mutual of Omaha has experienced a large influx of long-term care application submissions over the past several weeks due to the WA Cares Fund. This increase in submissions has caused a slight delay in entering LTC applications into our back-office systems and subsequently
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Washington State Long-Term Care Insurance Product Offering Update

In efforts to support the Washington State Cares Fund initiative, Mutual of Omaha implemented underwriting and commission changes for applications received from the state of Washington, including: A 100% chargeback for policies issued May 19, 2021 – November 1, 2021 and lapsing within the first policy year. Declining applications for clients not seen by a physician in the last 24 months. However, due to continually increasing application volumes from the state, Mutual of Omaha must make additional modifications. Effective immediately, we are instituting the following adjustments to the MutualCare® Solutions product offerings for the state of Washington: Increasing minimum issue
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

ATTENTION FLORIDA AGENTS: Optional HHC Rider Now Available

Effective June 1, 2021, Mutual of Omaha implemented pricing and benefit changes in four additional states (DC, FL, ND & SD). In Florida, however, one additional change was made to enhance the product offering. When the MutualCare® Solutions LTCi products were launched in 2013, the Florida State Department of Insurance approved a state-specific version which did not allow the optional Waiver of Elimination Period for Home Health Care rider to be offered. Exciting News! Mutual of Omaha is pleased to announce that, as of June 1, 2021, Florida MutualCare® Solutions LTCi policies can now be sold including this optional rider!
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).