Underwriting Materials Updated for New Term Conversion Guidelines

On March 18th we announced changes to our term conversion rules on our Term Life Answers fully-underwritten term insurance product. Our new Underwriting Guidelines booklet has been updated with the new term conversion guidelines and is available for ordering through your normal supply channels. And our newly updated Term Conversion Guidelines flyer also gives guidance for both of our term products, Term Life Answers and Term Life Express, regarding: The term conversion periods The conversion products available The compensation paid on conversions If you have any questions about our term products or their conversion privileges, please contact Mutual of Omaha’s
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Term Life Answers Pricing Changes

It’s important that we continually review our product portfolio and make decisions that are in the long-term best interest of our policyholders and our distribution partners. Effective April 1, 2020, we will be updating our Term Life Answers (TLA) product pricing for new issue policies. Our TLA product continues to provide clients with value and we will continue to offer these competitive product features: Age Last Birthday Underwriting FIT Underwriting Credit Program Accelerated Underwriting Program Flyer (for drop ticket applications only) Conversion Priviledges No-Cost Waiver of Premium for Unemployment Rider In addition to the product features above, effective April 1,
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Upcoming Rate Changes for Life Products

We are announcing upcoming changes to our participation rates, cap rates and fixed account rates on our life products. These rate decreases come as a result of the current rate environment and the increased market volatility, which causes an increase in options costs. Effective April 1, 2020, we will be lowering the fixed crediting rate on Income Advantage IUL, Life Protection Advantage IUL, IUL Express and AccumUL Answers. Effective May 10, 2020, we will be making changes to our participation rates and cap rates on our Income Advantage IUL and Life Protection Advantage IUL products. Fixed Crediting Rate Changes Effective
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

How to Safely Conduct Business

As we shared with you on March 16, 2020, Mutual of Omaha is practicing social distancing to help protect the health and safety of our associates and ensure uninterrupted service to our customers and you. We encourage you to also do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus. You’re likely rethinking how you can keep yourself and others safe in a business that’s built on relationships with people and, most often, face-to-face interactions. Mutual of Omaha is offering suggestions on how to continue your business in today’s environment while keeping both you and your clients safe and healthy.
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Categories: Critical Illness, Dental, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Refresher Training

As REQUIRED by federal regulation, all producers writing permanent life or annuity products must complete the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) training. Each producer that completed AML training prior to January 1, 2020 is required to complete AML renewal training by June 30, 2020. The renewal course is titled “Money Laundering and Cybercrime – Anti-Money Laundering for Insurance Review” will automatically be assigned by LIMRA and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Mutual of Omaha has contracted LIMRA to provide anti-money laundering training at no cost to you. Once you’ve completed the course, LIMRA will automatically send Mutual of Omaha a notification.
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

COVID-19 Notice for NM Residents Applying for an LTC Rider

Due to the recent spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, New Mexico is requiring an additional notice if the Long-Term Care Rider is sold with an IUL policy. The attached notice must be included and left with the client. Our Long-Term Care Rider application kits have been updated to include the new notice. If you have any New Mexico Long-Term Care Rider application packets already printed, please also include this notice. This notification impacts New Mexico only, no other states. Current policyholders in New Mexico who have an IUL policy with a Long-Term Care Rider will also be sent this notification.
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Holiday Telephone Solicitation Bans for the Month of April 2020

In addition to the state of New York*, that currently prohibits unsolicited telemarketing sales calls during a State of Emergency, please be aware of the following US holiday telephone solicitation bans for the month of April: On Friday, April 10, 2020: Louisiana and Pennsylvania prohibit unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Good Friday On Sunday, April 12, 2020: Louisiana prohibits unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Easter; however, state law already prohibits telephone solicitations on Sundays On Monday, April 27, 2020: Alabama and Mississippi prohibit unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Confederate Memorial Day
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Categories: Industry News and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Mutual of Omaha is Open for Business – Coronavirus Update

As you are likely aware, Mutual of Omaha’s physical location is temporarily closed. We are practicing social distancing and have asked all associates who are able, to work from home. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take steps to protect the health and safety of our associates and ensure uninterrupted service to our customers. Please know that we are open for business in a remote capacity. Our processes and procedures are functioning and we should not experience an interruption in business for either our customers or business partners. We are able to accept and process insurance applications just
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Categories: Industry News and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Updates to Term Life Answers Conversion Language

Effective April 1, 2020, we will be updating the conversion language for our Term Life Answers policies. Conversion Period The conversion period allowed will be as follows: 10-year Term: – For issue ages 18-72: The earlier of 10 years or age 75 – For issue ages 73+: During the first 2 policy years only 15-year Term: – The earlier of 15 years or age 75 20-year Term: – The earlier of 20 years or age 75 30-year Term: – During the first 20 policy years only   Conversion Product Beginning April 1, 2020, the language in the Term Life Answers
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Our LTCi e-App is so Convenient You May Never Go Back to Paper

Using the LTC e-App not only ensures everything is completed in its entirety before you hit “submit,” but also helps you keep submitting business without meeting face-to-face. When you start using the e-App, you’ll discover there’s a lot to like. Visual cues indicate your progress and prompt you for missing information. There’s a simple e-signature process. And an auto-save function means your information is never lost. Get started now and download our LTC e-App Quick Start Guide here   If you have questions, please contact your Account Executive or Sales Director.   Our LTCi e-App is so Convenient You May
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Categories: Industry News, Long-Term Care, and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).