I don’t claim to be unbiased. I admit that I have an agenda. I want you to address your client’s long term care funding needs using the products that my company (OneAmerica) produces and distributes (Asset Care and Annuity Care).
That is my agenda – I want your business. That is why I share ideas and information with you both here and on my webcast LTC Coffee Break. Now that I have disclosed my bias, I will share my perspective on asset based long term care.
Before I do that, I want to share with you this week’s LTC Coffee Break where we asked our guest Phyllis Shelton her opinion of asset based LTC.
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I have a bone to pick with some people. The reason is simple – their lack of an honesty and objectivity when discussing asset based products.
Let me be clear – I am not entertaining a product debate. But, there are distinct values to asset based products that need to be shared.
First off – asset based products are designed for a market where there is wealth. The wealth is defined as middle market and up.
Second, asset based products offers a major feature that traditional products do not … non-cancellable premiums. There is zero premium risk when the premium is being paid on a recurring basis (5, 10, 20, or to age 95).
Third, in one way or another, a guaranteed benefit will be paid to the insured or their family as either a living long term care benefit or a death benefit. One way or another a benefit is paid.
Finally, asset based products provide underwriting opportunities that traditional products do not.
These statements that I made are not purely OneAmerica focused, but reflect those attributes of all asset based products.
I am a believer in asset based long term care and the VALUES that it can provide. I admit it – I have a bias but not a blind spot.
Every client and situation is unique. This means that our solutions should be in alignment with our client’s objectives. AND, should include a thorough discussion about how they intend to pay their premium. This conversation alone can lead you to the ideal product solution.
I want to be explicit and say this – I want your asset based long term care business. I don’t want (or deserve) all of your long term care insurance business, but I want a chance to earn a piece of it.
With this in mind, at OneAmerica, our product portfolio is designed with this in mind. Solutions can provide benefits from 2 years to unlimited for an individual or a couple. Premiums can de paid from any source (cash, income, 1035 exchanges, deferred annuities, or qualified money) and premiums are guaranteed. Our underwriting allows for table ratings to table 8 on Asset Care and our underwriters will automatically pivot to considering an Annuity Care option if Asset Care is not available.
Yeah – I have an agenda. I want your business.
Give me a shout and we can discuss where OneAmerica’s products fit, or collaborate on a case design, or dive into planning strategies, or discuss the benefits of asset-based long term care. You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (678) 512-9627.