Important Information Regarding LTC Underwriting and New Business

From the Desk of Marty Johnson LTC Underwriting and New Business have received several inquiries for processing alternatives in light of the current situation. The e-Application located on Sales Professional Access remains the best means to submit an application and reduce amendments; however, this email provides information on the following topics: NEW: Email submission of applications and requirements NEW: LTC Policy output options Accepted ways of accepting electronic signatures for new business processing The status of our new business vendors NOTE: This information pertains exclusively to the long-term care product portfolio.   Email Submission of LTC Applications Starting on March
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Information Regarding the Underwriting of Pending Applications

From the Desk of Marty Johnson As COVID-19 cases increase within the United States and around the world, Mutual of Omaha is issuing the following underwriting guidance on new and pending applications for life and health products (Accidental Death, Long-Term Care, Disability Income, Critical Illness, Cancer, and Heart Attack & Stroke), effective immediately: If the proposed insured or any member of his or her household has traveled or resided outside of the United States within the past 30 days, the application will be postponed until 30 days following their return. If the proposed insured or any member of his or
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Mutual of Omaha ILTCI Status Update

From the Desk of Steve Pike As concern with the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak grows domestically, Mutual of Omaha has made the difficult decision to withdraw its participation from the 2020 ILTCI Conference in Denver on March 29-April 1st. The Punch Bowl Social hospitality event scheduled on Monday, March 30th, is also canceled We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to our continued support to the ILTCI conference in the future   Steve Pike National Sales Director – LTC, DI, CI (800) 693-6083 Contact Me   Mutual of Omaha ILTCI Status Update E3422   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Accendo Insurance Company Releases Plans in 15 States

Accendo Insurance Company, part of the CVS Health® family of companies and Aetna affiliate, released rates in 15 states effective 3/13/20 in the CSG Actuarial MarketAdvisor quoting tool. CSG Actuarial’s Rate Comparison tool can help you determine where Accendo is competitive, and will enable you to see how their entrance shifted the competitive structure of the market. For complimentary access, or to learn more about our tool, contact GoldenCare at 800-842-7799 or email marketing@goldencareusa.com.   #goldencareagent #csgactuarial
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Categories: Accendo/CVS Health, GoldenCare News, Industry News, and Medicare Supp./Adv..

Successful Quoting Starts with Understanding Underwriting

Successful Quoting Starts with Understanding Underwriting CSG Actuarial’s Advanced Underwriting Filter alerts agents about their client’s declineable health conditions and medications and provides a list of carriers that may accept their client. Here’s how it works: While running the initial quote, the agent adds client’s health conditions and medications Quote results remove carriers who label those entries as a decline Option to see view look-back period on application The Advanced Underwriting Filter saves you from submitting applications that will automatically be declined.   For complimentary access, or to learn more about our tool, contact GoldenCare at 800-842-7799 or email marketing@goldencareusa.com.
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, and Medicare Supp./Adv..

Give Your Clients Credit using Our Fit Underwriting Program

Our Fit Underwriting Program offers your clients the potential for a better rate class and a lower premium. Here are some examples of what it means to be physically or financially fit. Great family history — no deaths from any disease prior to age 70 Optimal blood pressure control (treated or untreated) with an average of 135/85 or better Preferred or better build, ages 18-60; Standard Plus or better build, ages 61-75 Regular preventative medical care and compliant follow-up for treated impairments (within the past 12 months) Income > $100,000, or net worth > $1,000,000 Preferred or better driving record
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Important Announcement from United Security Assurance

January 28, 2020 As many of you are aware, United Security entered into a reinsurance treaty in 2016 in order to improve its financial results and risk-based capital, which had been affected by blocks of business purchased in the past. During an Examination of United Security Assurance Company, the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance (“PA DOI”) determined that the Reinsurer’s assets, which back the policyholder reserves for the business transferred to the reinsurer, were substantially invested in subsidiaries and affiliates of a large private company. The PA DOI and the Company have concerns about the Reinsurer’s assets and would like them
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, Short-Term Care, and United Security.

Updated LTCi Tax Advantages Flyers

A unique advantage of traditional LTCi is the tax benefits it offers to your clients. The LTCi tax advantages flyers are now updated with the 2020 eligible deduction amounts. Let your clients know buying a traditional long-term care insurance policy from Mutual of Omaha offers tax advantages. Also, if you have clients that are small business owners, there may be significant tax savings if they use business dollars to purchase long-term care insurance. The flyers are now available for immediate download on forms and materials. Click below to view/download directly: 2020 Consumer Tax Guide 2020 Small Business Tax Guide If
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Now more of your clients can qualify. Here’s why.

At Securian Financial, we’re always looking for ways to help you make the sale and offer your clients competitive offers. Here’s what you need to know about our recent underwriting sweet spot enhancements: Individuals with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or a history of gestational diabetes can now qualify for non-tobacco plus, and in some cases, even preferred rates. Family history preferred guideline changes: Death of a family member before age 60 due to diabetes no longer eliminates applicants from consideration of non-tobacco plus, preferred or preferred select rate classes Death of a parent or sibling before age 60 due to
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Securian.

Important: CSG Actuarial Scheduled Maintenance

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE, SERVICE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE CSG Actuarial’s software systems and websites are scheduled to undergo maintenance on: Friday, January 17 at 5:00 P.M. CST — Saturday, January 18 at 12:00 P.M. CST Please plan around this scheduled maintenance time as you will not be able to access any of the software systems. Notifications will be posted on CSG Actuarial’s software systems and websites to notify users of the scheduled maintenance. Please share this information with any other users you have. This system maintenance will allow us to continue improving the software and services we provide. If you have additional questions,
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, and Medicare Supp./Adv..