Administrative Alert: Suspension of informal life applications

Informal applications suspended until further notice It has been quite a year and we are so thankful for the business we’ve received from you. As part of a multi-step effort to manage to the aggressive New Business and Underwriting service standards we have for formal business, Securian Financial will be suspending review of informal life applications until further notice. All informal applications received during this time will be cancelled and the file will not be retained for future review. We understand this may cause some frustration, but we remain committed to delivering high levels of service on formal business. We
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Securian Update: COVID-19 guidelines

COVID-19 new business and underwriting participation guidelines extended through December 31, 2021 Securian Financial remains focused on delivering high levels of service, helping customers with their insurance needs, and maintaining the company’s financial strength. Your support in delivering on this focus has provided valuable insights to best navigate the unpredictable nature of a pandemic while addressing the additional risks it presents. Since these participation limits were implemented, our promise has been to actively review these guidelines. Along the way, we have delivered on a request for transparency to enable you to make the best decisions for your customers. While not
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Updated Occupation Question in e-App

The occupation question for Indexed Universal Life Express (IUL Express) and Term Life Express (TLE) e-Applications will now feature a pick-list format with clarifying questions. When an occupation is selected from the pick-list any associated clarifying questions will populate and you will receive an instant underwriting decision based on the answer(s) given. If “Other Occupation” is selected, no clarifying questions will populate. Below is a screenshot of the new format:   If you have questions, please contact Mutual of Omaha’s Sales Support at (800) 693-6083.   Updated Occupation Question in e-App   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

What YOU Wanted to Hear About NGL’s Underwriting

Find out what NGL’s underwriting is all about Join our Chief Underwriter, Paul Weber on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 12 p.m. CST for an hour long session to go over National Guardian Life Insurance Company’s (NGL) overall underwriting philosophy, our ideal applicant and we’ll discuss all that YOU told us you wanted to hear. The topics we’ll be covering were either compiled from surveys or were a direct result of conversation with the field. Click here to register. Our goal is transparency — we want to be sure you know what to expect when you submit an NGL LTCi
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and National Guardian Life.

Return to pre-COVID guidelines: COI no longer required for every case

Return to pre-COVID guidelines: COI no longer required for every case Effective immediately, we will no longer require a Certificate of Insurability (COI) to be completed at policy delivery if premium is submitted with the application and the policy is issued standard or better. As long as the premium is submitted with the application, doesn’t have a substandard rating, and bound via a temporary insurance agreement (such as in Cash with App cases), no COI will be required. Additionally, we will no longer require a COI to be completed prior to initiating a request of funds or 1035 exchange. This
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Categories: Industry News, Linked Benefit/Hybrids, and OneAmerica.

Close the Sale Faster with Automated Underwriting

With Automated Underwriting, you receive a point-of-sale decision day or night with your clients. The process is simple — use the iPipeline iGO e-App on your IUL Express, Living Promise, and Term Life Express applications and it will automatically go through Automated Underwriting. Looking for e-App training, or simply want to understand the process better? Check out our e-App training videos. They walk you through each step of the process – or you can skip ahead to the specific section you need. IUL Express Living Promise Term Life Express Find these helpful resources and more on mutualofomaha.com/simple. No need to
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Condition-Related Marketing: Sleep Apnea

Condition-Related Marketing: Sleep Apnea Just because a client received a concerning health diagnosis, that doesn’t mean they won’t qualify for long-term care insurance. We’ve created a new condition-related marketing series to help you understand what clients are going through and help assist them successfully apply for an LTCi policy. Check out our second installment where we talk about sleep apnea.   Condition-Related Marketing: Sleep Apnea   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Changes to COVID-19 participation guidelines

Changes to COVID-19 participation guidelines Securian Financial remains focused on delivering high levels of service, helping customers with their insurance needs, and maintaining the company’s financial strength. Your support in delivering on this focus has provided valuable insights to best navigate the unpredictable nature of a pandemic while addressing the additional risks it presents. Since these participation limits were implemented, our promise has been to actively review these guidelines. Along the way, we have delivered on a request for transparency to enable you to make the best decisions for your customers. While not yet at the final stage in our
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Categories: COVID-19, Industry News, and Securian.

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).

Condition-Related Marketing: Osteoporosis

Condition-Related Marketing: Osteoporosis Just because a client received a concerning health diagnosis, that doesn’t mean they won’t qualify for long-term care insurance. We’ve created a new condition-related marketing series to help you understand what clients are going through and help assist them successfully apply for an LTCi policy. Check out our first installment where we talk about osteoporosis.   Condition-Related Marketing: Osteoporosis   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).