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GPAgency will be closed on Friday, April 15th, in observance of Good Friday.
April Showers bring May Prospects.
House, car, egg shortages... We have an abundance of coverage for Individuals 0-90, Employers, and Groups/Associations.

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MAY Is Disability Income Awareness Month
GPA CE Program:
Basics of Disability Income Insurance

This complimentary CE program is sponsored by MassMutual and delivered by GPAgency.

Available for credit in these states:
NC, SC*, MA, NH, NV

Webinar: The Basics of Disability Income Insurance
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – Noon, EST
Instructor: Chris Carrigan, CLTC, along with a guest panel
Credit: 1 CE credit
Course Overview: This CE course is intended to provide basic education and training on individual disability income insurance. The course introduces the value of disability income insurance to consumers, followed by a review of the basic components of a disability income insurance policy and the industry factors that affect the pricing of individual disability income insurance.


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GPA hosts...
MassMutual’s
Whole Life University
This 3-part webinar series is designed to help you increase production by seizing the whole life opportunity.
Don't miss Part 3 of MassMutual's Whole Life University:
Date: Tuesday, April 19th
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program:
o Why Whole Life is Important
o Whole Life in Protection Sales
o Why MassMutual
Presented by Matt Eller, Managing Director | MMSD


Hope to see you online! Arrive on time for the trivia giveaway.
 
If you missed Parts 1 and 2, that's fine (there is no real order). However, if you're interested, below are recordings of those programs.

FYI: Chris Carrigan said the #4 Myth slide in Part 1 is the best illustration he has ever seen on how dividends are calculated.

GPA hosts...
Cincinnati Insurance
Business Insurance
Lunch Program & Webinar
This is an onsite program (it has been awhile) as well as a webinar for those who can't be here.

Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: Noon - 1pm
Presenters: Christy Sandlin, Life Field Director and Dane Albright, AVP, Life Sales Field
Program:
This program will cover:
  • How CLIC products work for business insurance needs
  • AMO business planning resource center access for those who attend
  • Actual case designs/examples
  • Business Insurance sales ideas


GPA hosts...
Boston Mutual Worksite Webinar
Date: Tues., May 10, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – noon
Presenters: Steve Marquis, Senior Regional Sales Director and Chris Carrigan, GPAgency Partner

REGISTRATION (Note: your registration link and reminder will come from Zoom)

Program Overview:
  • Ideal markets are…
  • 25-250 lives
  • Businesses with low to middle income employees
  • Enrollments conducted face to face
  • Provide employees with top of market worksite products
  • Whole Life Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Guarantee Issue for all family members
  • GI every year, even previously eligible employees
  • We will share many market tactics to help grow sales activity
Carrier Webinars
Thrivent Launching Linked-Benefit LTCi on 4/25
LEARN MORE VIA WEBINAR SESSIONS
In addition to its stand-alone LTCi solution, Thrivent is launching CareForward™—its new combination long-term care (LTC) and life insurance solution. The launch date is April 25th in all states except California and New York.
 
Learn more; attend a webinar: 
Register for an upcoming session:
 
·    Tuesday, April 12 from 1-2pm CST (2pm EST)
·    Friday, April 22 from 1-2pm CST (2pm EST)
 
NOTE: At registration, when prompted for your Thrivent BGA, enter GPAgency.

If you have questions, contact Marshall: marshall@gpagency / (336) 339-0593
PUT YOUR WEBSITE TO WORK!
Add a Client Quoter to It.
If you love the ease of our LifePipe Quick Quote tool, you're going to love this Client Quoter, which is built off the same platform. With iProspector, visitors to your website can easily obtain an instant quote for term insurance from a variety of top-rated carriers. If they click the submit button, the app is sent directly to you.



The agency fee for this service is $50 a month. Contact Melinda@gpagency.com to learn more.
Are You Smarter
Than an Eighth Grader
According to new research, less than 15% of US adults can correctly answer all 5 questions from the FutureSmart financial education curriculum designed for 8th graders.

Carrier Briefs
AIG:
The American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced that it plans to rebrand SAFG Retirement Services, Inc., the parent company of its Life & Retirement business, as Corebridge Financial, Inc., when it becomes a public company.

"This announcement represents continued progress as we prepare our Life & Retirement business to be a standalone company," said Peter Zaffino, Chairman & CEO, AIG. AIG’s Life & Retirement business is one of the largest providers of retirement solutions and insurance products in the United States. 
John Hancock:
John Hancock is reducing the minimum face amount for Vitality Term and Protection Term. It is now available as low as $250,000 (previously $750,000). Talking Points
Marketing Resources & New Products
Securian

Introducing SecureCare III

The next evolution: SecureCare III, a long-term care (LTC) and nonparticipating whole life insurance policy. It has all the things you love about its predecessor — a cash indemnity benefit for LTC with no fine print or restrictions about how it can be used — plus more flexibility.

It recently launched in all states except AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, IN, MT, ND, NY and SD.


John Hancock

New Resources! How to Best Meet the Life-Insurance Needs of Women

The buying power of women, coupled with the influence they each have over their family’s financial decisions and their strong desire for financial health and wellness, present a significant opportunity to help ensure they have the important life insurance coverage they need. JH has developed new "Insurance Planning for Women" resources to help you connect with this market:
American National

Share with your clients the Purpose Driven Live Insurance Brochure to help them determine which products, or combination of products meet their needs and current financial situation.

~ Resources for Tax Season ~
Equitable

Help Your Clients Take Control of their Taxes

Discover how diversifying clients’ assets in different financial accounts can help manage taxes in the future.

Your guide to 2021 and 2022 tax rates
Leverage this guide of 2021 and 2022 tax facts at a glance. Tax Facts
Prudential

Take the Tax Challenge:
What You Have vs. What You Keep

How does your client's retirement portfolio stack up to the tax challenge? Will more than their fair share of hard-earned savings go to taxes?

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Sagicor

Reasons to Diversify Now for a Tax-Efficient Retirement

Show your clients how they can create tax-efficient retirement income with life insurance.

John Hancock

Updated Guides to Reflect 2022 Inflation-Adjusted Numbers

Nationwide

Free Will Planning for All!

Having a will can save clients’ loved ones’ time, stress and money later on. Nationwide – in partnership with FreeWill – offers a simple online will planning tool. In as little as 20 minutes, clients can create a customized will that’s 100% free and 100% legal, with no lawyer required.

They don’t even need to be Nationwide policy owners to access this benefit, which means clients can share this service with their family and friends.
OneAmerica

Compare Long-term Care Costs from State to State


The need for long-term care doesn't just affect your clients, it affects their entire family. Select a state and click on the details to display estimated costs for that state. Adjust the region and the length of the types of care to view variations. Select up to two states to compare costs. Note: Unfortunately, they do not show costs for Puerto Rico.
Carrier Promotions
American National
CASH FOR
LIFE SALES

Earn up to a $3,000 CASH BONUS for all sales submitted using an electronic application!*
April 1 – June 30, 2022 

Illinois Mutual
Illinois Mutual’s qualifying top Life and Worksite producers are invited to bring a guest and join them for 3 days at The American Club, a world-class, five-diamond historic hotel.

The trip includes:
· A three-day, two-night stay for you and a guest at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin from Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
· Round-trip airfare for two, or mileage reimbursement if traveling by car.
· Many different options for activities available including, but not limited to, golf, fishing, spa amenities and more!
· No training or work-related sessions

Our Current Annuity Rates
We Make it Easy!!
We support carriers who have put forth real effort to eliminate the worst parts of selling life insurance: med exams, tedious underwriting, and endless paperwork. Here is our list of carriers that offer alternative underwriting solutions. Please note, though we try to keep this piece up to date, this information changes regularly.

Through our website, we offer access to products that utilize an easy-to-use, 100% online platform. We also have consumer-friendly quoting tools -- you promote, prospect does the work, you get the commission.

Less time wasted means more policies sold and, when you add in our competitive pay, it's a compounded win for you and your agency's growth.
Avoid Rejected Apps: Confirm Training Requirements BEFORE You Take an App!
The last thing you want is to have an application rejected because you haven’t completed the proper training. Before taking/dating an application, make sure you have satisfied ALL the appropriate training:
1) Anti-money laundering (AML)
2) State regulatory and product training, particularly in New York
3) Carrier-specific product training

Not sure what training is needed?
That’s why we’re here! Contact our Contracting/Compliance department: licensing@gpagency.com or (800) 283-8376 (Christine Barbour).
Get Paid Faster...
ADVANCE COMP!

Still Available!!

GPAgency's Advance Compensation program is for NEW Term and UL policies sold through Protective AND Legal & General.
Call us: (800) 283-8376