Update to the Premier Underwriting Guide

Update to the Premier Underwriting Guide At NGL, we adapt our LTCi underwriting practices as medical science continues to evolve and more information becomes available. We have identified scenarios where it may be acceptable for an applicant to have two first-degree relatives with dementia. It is now recommending that you prequalify these scenarios with the type of dementia, the age of onset of symptoms and the age of diagnosis. Some scenarios may be acceptable and others will not, depending on the details. We have updated our Premier Underwriting Guide to reflect this.
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EssentialLTC – Underwriting Guide Update

Underwriting Guide Update As part of the recent product enhancements that took place on April 1, 2021 in 38 states, we have released an updated Underwriting Guide dated 03.21. The new guide reflects the new Premier rate class structure, has added items based on your feedback and has more conditions listed in greater detail. The guidelines in the updated guide are applicable to applications in all states, regardless of which version of EssentialLTC they use. Some notable updates include: Guidelines for a family history of dementia       More details for elevated blood pressure       More details
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LTC Age Restrictions Now Lifted in All States

LTC Age Restrictions Now Lifted in All States Mutual of Omaha will begin accepting LTC applications for clients age 65 and over in California, Oregon and Washington effective immediately, August 24, 2020. Reminder: Underwriters will initiate scheduling the face-to-face assessments for LTC applicants age 65 and over after medical records have been received, reviewed and considered favorable for insurability. This new process ensures we are only requesting face-to-face assessments on individuals who are indeed insurable, subject to the completed assessment. Restrictions are now lifted for all 50 states. For a complete list of effective dates, please view the Frequently Asked
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Lifting LTC Restrictions in Ten Additional States

Lifting LTC Restrictions in Ten Additional States Effective July 20, 2020, Mutual of Omaha is pleased to announce additional states where the age restriction will be lifted for LTC applications age 65 and over. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for a current list of all states and effective dates. Kentucky Maine Minnesota New Hampshire New Mexico North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Vermont Virginia We continue to evaluate lifting restrictions for the remaining states of California, Oregon and Washington. Until then, these states must follow the guidelines and processes outlined in our temporary underwriting guideline communication. Reminder: Underwriters will
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Mutual of Omaha LTC Issue Age Restriction Lifted in Additional States

Mutual of Omaha LTC Issue Age Restriction Lifted in Additional States Mutual of Omaha is pleased to announce we are lifting restrictions for LTC applications age 65 and over in additional states effective July 6, 2020. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for a current list of all states and effective dates. Connecticut District of Columbia Illinois Massachusetts Michigan New Jersey New York Rhode Island We continue to evaluate lifting issue age restrictions for additional states. Until then, all states not identified must follow the guidelines and processes outlined in our temporary underwriting guideline communication. Reminder: Underwriters will
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Categories: COVID-19, GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

LTC Issue Age Restriction Lifted in Select States

As the stay-at-home orders begin to lift and local businesses start to reopen, we are happy to announce that Mutual of Omaha is also lifting some restrictions on LTC applications where the ability to obtain face-to-face interviews has improved. With this good news, beginning June 15, 2020, Mutual of Omaha will accept LTC applications for clients age 65 and over in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. We
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Updated LTC Underwriting Guide

Announced in our select state age restriction lift communication, our process for face-to-face assessments has changed. Please see pages 57-58 for the detailed information:   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 LTC Underwriting Guide   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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