April 29, 2019
Buying a home is one of the more monumental points in someone’s life, and it results in a lot of time spent thinking about personal finances. While many end consumers are aware of the need for Life insurance, many people are not aware of the existence of personal Disability and Critical Illness policies.
Assurity, a well-known company for Life, Disability and Critical Illness insurance, has designed a bundled product for all-in-one coverage on a single application. This product allows the consumer to purchase 1, 2, or all 3 lines with one application, paid by one bill and complete underwriting once! It greatly simplifies the financial conversation when a prospect comes to you and is seeking Life insurance.
- Accelerated underwriting as fast as instant issue
- Protection from Death, Disability, and Critical illness on one policy
- Simplified underwriting through tele-application or e-application
- Sell to the need–not to the budget–and place more cases
- See a case study and learn how simple and affordable this bundled protection can be
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:00am to 11:00am
April 29, 2019
By Maria Wood
Low Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes are hurting the quality of care, by keeping operators from offering high enough wages to attract and keep good workers, long-term care (LTC) experts told lawmakers at a recent Senate hearing.
The squeeze can lead to pressure on the quality of care even for private-pay patients, witnesses said at the hearing, which was organized by the Senate Finance Committee.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the committee, kicked off the hearing by noting that about one-third of residents in federally funded nursing facilities suffer harm.
That roughly the same percentage as suffered harm in federally funded nursing facilities two decades ago, Grassley said.
Dr. David Grabowski, a professor at Harvard Medical School, testified that the facilities highly dependent on Medicaid are the ones most often cited for neglect and poor quality of care, especially in rural areas.
April 18, 2019
By Allison Bell
Maybe one place to find prospects who need long-term care planning for their parents is… cribs.
The children in the generation born starting around 2012 may not yet have a widely accepted generational name, or many permanent teeth, but may have a job already penciled in: providing financial support for their Millennial parents.
About 47% of Millennial caregivers who have children, or plan to have children, say they expect those children to help pay for their long-term care, according to survey results released recently by Northwestern Mutual.
April 11, 2019
What is your outlook for the stand-alone LTCI market? In what market segments are you seeing sales activity and/or optimism?
The stand-alone LTCI market will continue to be a major part of the LTCI solution, with over 50 percent of the present value of the long term care premiums on new policies being generated by stand-alone policies, and almost all of the rest being generated by the hybrids where most of the premium is actually life insurance premium. With the stand-alone LTCI new business premiums now quite stable and the future rate increase risk on those new policies minimal, I expect the new business volume for stand-alone LTCI to start increasing, especially among those carriers involved in offering tax advantaged, benefit advantaged, or worksite solutions.
April 9, 2019
The LTC/Life Insurance marketplaces are changing rapidly. There are new innovations allowing clients to buy coverage they are guaranteed to get a benefit from, and it is also the fastest growing market segment in our industry!
Join Blair Farwell, President of Resource Brokerage, along with LTCi specialist Ron Cohen and Life Specialist Tom Merrion for a comprehensive overview of the markets and to alleviate confusion on the different types, uses, and coverages available to cover the LTCi exposure.
- Exciting new Linked Benefit options that are available
- The benefits of traditional LTC, and the perceived pitfalls
- Identify ideal prospects who could benefit from each of these plans, and how to design a case for them
- How to cover multiple needs under one Umbrella product
- Case design insights to make sure you are most accurately tailoring the plan for your clients’ greatest LTCi concerns and budgets
Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:00am to 11:00am CDT
April 4, 2019
MILWAUKEE, April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/
For most families, caring for mom or dad as they age is not a family effort. According to new data from Northwestern Mutual’s latest C.A.R.E. Study, the responsibility most likely falls on the shoulders of one sibling, rather than being shared among all the children.
Findings reveal that two in five caregivers are caring for or have cared for a parent and, while the majority (83%) have siblings, only one in 10 say siblings equally share responsibilities as a team. Rather, 40% say their siblings don’t assist in caring for their parent at all, and an additional 41% indicate that while siblings offer some help, they themselves are the primary caregiver.
“Families are fundamentally changing in ways that impact how they’re able to care for aging parents,” says Dave Simbro, senior vice president, risk products, Northwestern Mutual.