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Staying the Course of Our Unwavering 20/20 Vision :
Keep Doing Better! The GP EZ Phone App is Here!
Our website makes it easy to run quotes, submit e-Apps, download forms, check case status, and more. And, yes, you can pull up our website on your phone. But even better, our GP EZ phone app makes it easier to access those critical tools when you're on the go.

  1. Open up this email on your phone.
  2. Click HERE.
  3. Follow the directions to upload the app to your phone (iPhone and Android). Note, if you scan the QR code, the directions may vary.
  4. For the GPEZ phone app, use the same log-in credentials that you use for our website. Not a registered user of our website? Click HERE to register and go to New User.
  5. Contact melinda@gpagency.com if you have difficulties loading this app.

Stay tuned, we are going to have in-house and online training for our new GP EZ mobile app.
Postponements Due to Foreign Travel
We are experiencing several life insurance app postponements due to planned foreign travel. Note: Florida and Georgia have legislation that does not allow for life insurance companies to take any adverse action based on lawful foreign travel.

There are still several options out there, such as Nationwide, Prudential, and Securian to name a few.
Despite the current climate,
better days are ahead...
Are Your Clients Prepared for Retirement?

In 2010, the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) designated June as National Annuity Awareness Month (NAAM) to help educate Americans on the important role of annuities as part of a secure retirement savings plan.

Americans are living longer and guaranteed income sources are key to meeting the expenses associated with this longevity.

Pension Plans - Many pre-retirees with poorly funded 401(k)s wish they had a traditional pension. Few workers still have access to a retirement plan that will provide lifetime, guaranteed payments.

Social Security - Many retirees receive the largest portion of their guaranteed income from Social Security. If they can hold off until age 70, they can increase their benefits by 25% or more by accumulating delayed retirement credits.

Annuities - Unless your client has enough guaranteed pension and Social Security benefits to cover all their basic expenses, they most likely will need to supplement their retirement income with savings.


See current Annuity Rates at the bottom of this email.
Assess Your Retirement Readiness

Quickly estimate clients' future income with the Assured Edge Income Achiever ® Calculator. Simply answer WHO, WHEN and HOW much to estimate. The calculator will produce a printable report clients can keep for reference.

We're Settled In at 7000 Six Forks Rd.
If you need to stop by, please call ahead for an appointment: (919) 834-7937.

Please note, through June 26th, our office hours are:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm (M-Th); 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (F) EDT. 
Free CE
Through Nationwide Insurance!
(1 CE per course)
Please note these courses have been offered previously, so make sure you don't duplicate
-- compare course numbers.

Click HERE for courses and registration.

To Receive CE Credit:

• Pre-register at least 24-hours prior using your license and national producer number (same number in NC)

• Log in at least 10 minutes prior to the start time as late arrivals cannot receive credit

• Actively attend the entire event for the full hour; there will be polling questions 
Reminder: Nationwide CareMatters ® II max issue age raised to 70

On May 11, 2020, Nationwide raised the maximum issue age to 70 for CareMatters II policies that elect the Minimum Refund of Premium with Maximum Long-Term Care Benefit option for single-pay, five-pay and ten-pay schedules.

How Businesses Can Reopen Offices and Return to Worksites in 3 Careful Stages

Spring 2020 could be called the Great Emptying as offices and other workplaces went dark during the pandemic’s initial wave. A majority of employed Americans have been working from home—62% according to a recent Gallup survey , a figure that doubled from mid-March to early April. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
What is XRAE?

XRAE is a software program that evaluates over 100,000 specific underwriting rules based on over 600 potential questions in less than a second to determine the “best case” underwriting classification at each XRAE Partner Carrier.
Assessing Your Client's Health Class

Running a quote, but not sure of the client’s health class? For general impairments, you can get a good assessment using a couple of XRAE-based tools on our website .

XRAE Tools

  • Click on LifePipe Quick Quote: Click Run a Quote. Once on the form, go to Underwriting Information/Enter Health Profile. You’ll get a list of prospective carriers and their preliminary health class rating.
OR,
  • Click on WinFlex Illustrations: Click Run a Quote > Click Start a New Case > Click Get Underwriting on bottom left of window, and fill out the form. You will get a list of carriers and their health class ratings as well as their underwriting guidelines.

If your client has a rare or numerous impairments, call us for assistance. Our sales team not only has full XRAE capabilities, but direct access to our carriers’ underwriting departments.
Webinars
GPAgency-Sagicor Webinar: Accelerated Life Underwriting
Tues., June 9th, 11:00 AM EDT
In these times of social distancing, it’s good to know that you can keep your business and your clients healthy and financially sound with Sagicor’s streamlined life insurance underwriting process. It offers so many advantages not available with other carriers.

American National Live Webinars
Designing Retirement Plans for Different Types of Businesses
Wed, June 10, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

Details & Registration
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Solutions for Business Owners…Deductible Retirement Plans
Wed, June 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

Details & Registration
Behavioral Finance: The Power of Behavior to Build Wealth + Health
Wed, June 10, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Disability Income: How to Engage Your Prospects in the Cash Flow Conversation

June 10, 2020 11:00 AM EDT


Sales Aids
Need Assistance with Online Meetings?
Would you like to utilize one of the popular online programs but aren't comfortable using them?

Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Go-to-Meeting -- Michael Huffman, MBA, GPA's National Sales Director, has offered to provide one-on-one training. Additionally, we will be having in-house training sessions on using these programs.

If interested, email Michael: michael@gpagency.com

Life Insurance As an Asset
In these times of unprecedented uncertainty, your clients might see they can’t rely on constant stability in their plans for their families or wealth transfer. Equitable offers strategies that can address these concerns.


Transamerica Lifetime Policies: Fluidless Underwriting Up to $2M PLUS New Cash Incentive
Classes: Preferred Elite, Preferred Plus & Preferred

Ages 0-65: Up to $499,999
Ages 0-55: Up to $999,999
Ages 18-45: Up to $1,999,999

Illinois Mutual Client Videos
Path Protector Plus ® Whole Life offers five different plan options to meet the needs of people across the financial spectrum – no matter their life stage and planning objectives!
To help you educate your clients about these plans, they have created three short videos that showcase some of their differentiating characteristics: continuous pay, limited pay and single pay whole life plans.

What Happened to Traditional LTC?
Linked-benefit products seem to be all the rage nowadays — why the shift from traditional?
Website Tools for Business
Federal stimulus for business continues to evolve , and so does Principal's resources designed to help business owners. Visit Principal's website devoted to helping business owners with cash flow, federal financial assistance and other business issues associated with the pandemic.
Podcast | L isten while you work
Assurity's Tips for DI Income Strategies from the Insurance Pros.

Automated Underwriting – Instant Decision Solution
The application process for their Term Life Express and Living Promise Whole Life Insurance products is simple – no medical exam and only a few health questions. AND, their instant decision solution provides you with an underwriting decision in minutes, if not seconds, while you are completing the application with your client.

New to their e-Applications? See their producer training videos below. You can select just the chapters that you need assistance on, or if you are new, watch the video from start to finish for a full e-App training.


Life + DI = 10% Discount

Pair income protection with life insurance and save your clients 10% on their DI premiums (varies by state). Selling life and DI together is a great way to protect their lives and livelihoods – both cornerstones of financial planning. Learn More Here
Human API: Helping Clients Share Medical Records Instantly

Human API expedites medical record retrieval in life insurance underwriting in a secure web environment — through Human API’s consumer-controlled platform. Human API is a technology leader, specializing in the consolidation and delivery of health data. 
Many carriers are using this service.

Principal ® is working with Human API to make it easier to sell life insurance policies and speed up the application process by helping clients share their medical records electronically during the underwriting process. Click HERE to view Human API video.

Sagicor offers this client flyer to s how your clients the 5 simple steps to accelerate the process of getting life insurance. Client HERE for client flyer.

Cincinnati Life also utilizes Human API and shared this video on the process, click HERE.
Nationwide’s Work-From-Home Cybersecurity Tips
One of the challenges of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is increased cybersecurity threats. Nationwide's Threat Intelligence Advisory team created this guide to share insights about the risks and tips on how to avoid them: Cybersecurity Guide.
RESOURCES
SOCIAL MEDIA Over 100 Posts!
Great time to "up" your social presence. We will be continuously compiling a library of posts that you can access through our website: Producer Portal > Sales / Marketing. Click on green Social Media button.

Smart solution for this climate
Accelerated Underwriting!
 
Click HERE for our list of carriers that offer Accelerated Underwriting. It’s a general outline and is continuously changing, usually for the better. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office (800) 283-8376. This document will be continuously updated and can be found on our website: Producer Portal > Forms> GPA Resources.
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