Calling All Medicare Advantage Agents! Medicare Center New Features!

Medicare Center: Multi-Carrier Online Enrollment Tool Click the link below to reserve your space! Tues, Sept 15, 2020 1:00 PM  to  2:00 PM CDT     To learn more about Medicare Center, contact GoldenCare at 800-842-7799 or email marketing@goldencareusa.com. #goldencareagent #medicarecenter
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Categories: GoldenCare News, Industry News, and Medicare Supp./Adv..

Rate Refresh Partner Allowance Guidelines

Mutual of Omaha is allowing a 6-month period for policyholders to receive the “Partner – Both Issued” allowance when partners are issued policies with two different rates (one issued pre rate refresh, one issued post rate refresh). The rule will only apply if the second partner’s policy is issued within 6 months of the rate refresh effective date. Below are scenarios based on a state with a rate refresh implementation date of September 1, 2020 and a six-month deadline of March 1, 2021. Partner A is issued a policy with old rates. The 15% “Partner – One Issued” allowance applies
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updated LTC Underwriting Guide

The LTC field underwriting guide has been updated. Review the Power of Attorney change on page 48 by downloading below or order the updated guide via normal ordering channels. LTC Underwriting Guide Need to order supplies? Contact GoldenCare’s Supply Team directly by calling 888-410-7766 or emailing supplies@goldecnareusa.com for updated hardcopy materials!   Updated LTC Underwriting Guide   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha #longtermcare
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Case Study: A New LTC Producer Uses Underwriting Tools to His Advantage

Don is a new long-term care insurance agent based in St. Louis. As he learns the industry and product, Don has found it useful to carry the MutualCare® Solutions Underwriting Guide as an aid while screening clients. Recently, Don was working with a 65-year-old male applying for the Custom Solution. Having already familiarized himself with the build chart before the meeting, Don knew to quote no better than Class 1 based on the client’s height and weight. However, during the prescreen Don learned of a pre-diabetes diagnosis. Unsure how to proceed, Don consulted the Underwriting Guide. Under “Diabetes” the guide
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

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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Categories: COVID-19, GoldenCare News, Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

You Can Avoid LTCi Application Pitfalls

Did You Know? You can avoid these LTCi application pitfalls It’s a jungle out there. There’s a lot for you to remember, and LTCi is a complicated product. And you certainly don’t want to get through the sales process only to have the application declined, postponed, or withdrawn. Mutual of Omaha’s underwriting team offers these tips to help you avoid LTCi application pitfalls: If clients haven’t had a physical and lab work in the past 2 years, there’s no way to know if they’re healthy. Mutual of Omaha will not be able to insure someone who has not met this
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Thrivent LTCi and Family History of Alzheimer’s

Clarification from Thrivent regarding Family History of Alzheimer’s Thrivent underwrites LTCi based on the applicant’s personal health history, with the exception of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Dementia (EOAD). Please refer to the following EOAD guidelines: EOAD Definition: Both parents diagnosed AD prior to age 65 or death from AD prior to age 70 or a parent plus one additional close relative such as a sibling, or aunt, uncle or grandparent on the side of the affected parent with early onset AD. At age equal to or less than 59 years old, whether or not this member showed any symptoms of cognitive
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Thrivent.

Thrivent LTCi – New Underwriting Process Brochure

Revised version of Consumer Underwriting Brochure Through the end of the year, Thrivent will be revising their consumer marketing pieces to align with their re-branding initiative. The first piece to be revised is “Your Underwriting Process” (#34902). This piece will be replacing the old “What to Expect” brochure (#27881). Note: the underwriting requirements and process have not changed, so for the short term, either version of the brochure can be used while replacements are made across various platforms: FormsPipe on iPipeline: In the near future, this will be replaced in the client leave behind materials in the downloadable application packets.
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Thrivent.

Improvements to Our Accelerated Underwriting Program

Since we introduced our Accelerated Underwriting program, we have continued to review the program and make enhancements. We are pleased to announce that we are improving our Accelerated Underwriting Program once again. Effectively immediately, we are: Increasing the Accelerated Underwriting maximum issue age from age 55 to age 60 Making the $2 million maximum that was announced in April a permanent increase Our Accelerated Underwriting program is available for Term Life Answers, Income Advantage IUL and Life Protection Advantage IUL. The process is easy. Simply submit a Speed eTicket (drop ticket), ExamOne contacts the client, and we take care of
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Just the Hits

If you are looking for a quick intro to the IUL Express or GUL Express e-App you can find all the most important information in our Quick Hits training video. Below are the chapters – or hits – you will find in the video: Plan Information – IULE Easy Solve IULE Without Easy Solve Solution Premium Summary – IULE Premium Summary – GULE Attachments – IULE Attachments – GULE Disability Riders Final Decision – IULE Final Decision – GULE For more product information and training, check out MutualOfOmaha.com/Simple.   Just the Hits   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).