November 24, 2020 | Long-Term Care Newsletter
ARM Home Office Thanksgiving Hours
 
ARM's Home Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020. We will re-open at 8:30 AM EST on Monday, November 30, 2020. Enjoy the holiday!
November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month!
 
This November marks the 20th Anniversary of Long-Term Care Awareness Month! During these challenging times, health is at the front of everyone's mind. This month further amplifies the importance of preparing for the need for long-term care.

For those looking for tools to start these conversations with clients, several carriers have put out suites of resources geared toward Long-Term Care Awareness Month. Brighthouse Financial has created a comprehensive, in-depth set of tools, ranging from agent training webinars to client-facing marketing to general education about common long-term care issues.

Mutual of Omaha has also put out a package of resources geared toward long-term care awareness and education. Click the links below to access these resources and start crafting a plan for your Long-Term Care Awareness Month conversations!

CLICK HERE to view Brighthouse Financial's LTC Awareness Month resources
CLICK HERE to view Mutual of Omaha's LTC Awareness Month resources
Reduced Modal Factor in Arizona and DC
 
Effective November 20, 2020, the modal premium factor utilized to determine the monthly premium amount for EssentialLTC is being lowered in Arizona and Washington, DC. With this implementation, the monthly modal factor will now be 0.875 in all states where EssentialLTC is available. Click the links below for more information about the change and an updated state variation document.

CLICK HERE for more information
CLICK HERE for the updated state variation document
Schedule Pages to be Included in Policies
 
Effective November 25, 2020, National Guardian Life will begin including copies of schedule pages with all issued policies. Copies will be included with all EssentialLTC policies, except for California which will be available at a later date.
Carrier Covid-19 Reminders
Premium Rate Action
 
Effective February 1, 2021, Mutual of Omaha is implementing rate action on in-force business in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Florida. Click the link below for more info.

CLICK HERE for more info
Premium Rate Action
 
Effective November 16, 2020, Genworth implemented rate action on in-force business in South Dakota, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Effective November 23, 2020, rate action was implemented in Utah. Click the links below for more info.

CLICK HERE for more info about rate action in South Dakota
CLICK HERE for more info about rate action in Washington DC
CLICK HERE for more info about rate action in Wisconsin
CLICK HERE for more info about rate action in Wyoming
CLICK HERE for more info about rate action in Utah



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