May 2019 Monthly News & Updates
The Brokerage Resource
Cassandra and Derick are here to assist you!
If you're not submitting your business electronically, Cassandra and Derick can help walk you through the process. Mutual of Omaha issues you additional marketing credits just for submitting e-Apps and all of our carriers have guides and tutorials to assist you.

Cassandra : 800.928.4998 ext. 7
The process might seem daunting the first time, but with these two experts assisting you, you'll feel comfortable submitting electronic apps on your own after working with them. They'll make sure you understand the process and answer any questions you have.
Derick : 800.928.4998 ext. 9

Take advantage of a FREE day on Wednesday, June 5th!
  • Choose from over 20 sessions featuring national sales pros and experts.
  • Explore the industry exhibit hall where over 80 companies are represented.
  • Come for an hour – or spend the day. Doors open at 7:30 AM and the free day concludes at 3:00 PM.

There is no cost to attend, but an access pass is required.
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May is Disability Awareness Month

How long could your clients live without a paycheck if they were to become disabled? 7 in 10 working Americans couldn’t make it a month before financial difficulties would set in, and 1 in 4 would have problems immediately , according to a Life Happens survey.

Calculate your clients needs below.
Get your AHIP certification done early before AEP sets in. 2020 certification will be available SOON . Check back frequently to see when you can login and complete your certification. Don't wait til October to get it done!
SPECIAL pricing for our contracted agents who need a website!

Insurance Web Designs is offering discounted pricing on new websites for our contracted agents. Choose from an array of themes (some shown above) and begin getting leads from your online presence.

If you're not online, how are your future clients going to find you?
Aetna
You can now order state-specific sales materials for the following new products: AHLIC Medicare Supplement with 7% household premium discount (IN), Cancer and Heart Attack or Stroke Plus (ID, OH, OR), Hospital Indemnity Flex (MD).

NOTE: Aetna will not accept applications until May 13, 2019 . Online enrollment through Aetna Quote & Enroll will also be available starting May 13.
Cigna
American Retirement Life Insurance Company (ARLIC) Medicare Supplement insurance plans are experiencing rate adjustments in North Dakota on June 1st.

Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (CHLIC) Medicare Supplement insurance plans are experiencing rate adjustments in Alabama, Oklahoma, South Dakota on June 1st.

Loyal American Life Insurance Company (Loyal) Medicare Supplement insurance plans are experiencing rate adjustments in Maine on June 1st.
Mutual of Omaha
Mutual of Omaha's Marketing Credits program can buy you leads (and more)!
Write business with Mutual and earn marketing credits while you're at it. The 2019 program includes Medicare Supplement products, Long-term Care and Priority Income and Critical Advantage.

Submitting electronic applications will earn you MORE than submitting paper apps. If you're still not submitting e-Apps, reach out to us for assistance. 800.928.4998 or visit our e-App page for instructions.
Wyoming is moving from United of Omaha Insurance Company to Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company , bringing with it NEW, lower rates, and of course the 12% household discount*. Virginia is also to Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company from Omaha Insurance Company, also bringing lower rates and the same household discount.

e-Applications are available on Sales Professional Access . Login, and , select 'Products' from the navigation menu and then 'Electronic Applications' located under 'Resources' in the right column. 

Wyoming is included in Mutual of Omaha's Med Supp Broker Bonus program – simply issue at least 5 Med supp apps each month to qualify for payment. 5 or more Med supp apps issued in a month also qualifies you for Marketing Credits which provides a full 1% of issued ANBP on e-Apps and .5% on paper applications. 

* Applicants either need to live with their spouse/companion (of any age) or live with someone who is at least 60 years of age or older to receive this discount. 
United Healthcare
Health Check-In Surveys for AARP ® Medicare Supplement Plans
Newly insured Medicare Supplement members may receive a Health Check-In survey call or letter from United Healthcare.
 
The interactive calls and letter surveys are made to insured members to help United Healthcare understand what programs and services might be appropriate to offer them. Based on responses, an outbound call may be made by United Healthcare to talk with the insured member about how to better help them.
 
The survey is fairly short, comprising of approximately 20 questions. Answers provided by insured members can help in determining resources for:
  • Care-giving
  • Depression
  • Falls and balance
  • Hearing Health
  • Loneliness
  • Physical activity
  • Social support
  • Pain management and much more

For questions about the survey, insured members are directed to call United Healthcare Insurance Company at 1-800-523-5800.
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