Discover the new underwriting tools Thrivent has developed for CareForward.
Thrivent launching linked-benefit LTCi on 4/25
In addition to their stand-alone LTCi solution, Thrivent is excited to introduce CareForward™ — their new combination long-term care (LTC) and life insurance solution that launches April 25th in all states except California and New York.
CareForward will be available through Broadtower beginning April 25.
In the lead-up to the launch, we will be sharing essential tools and information. This week we are pleased to share details about CareForward’s underwriting.
CareForward – Underwriting Tools now available
All-in-One Underwriting Guide
The new underwriting guide contains information for both the traditional Thrivent Long-Term Care Insurance and CareForward.
Sections in the guide are identified as to whether they are specific to LTCi
or CareForward, or both.
This guide should be used as a reference only.
Always prequalify health with the underwriters if the applicant has health concerns.
CareForward will be underwritten in-house by Thrivent, while the traditional LTCi solution will continue to be underwritten by LTCG. If pre-screening with both products, the prescreen form would need to be sent separately to each group.
Additional Underwriting Tools:
CareForward: Accelerated Underwriting
Accelerated Underwriting is a “triage” approach to provide an easier and faster underwriting process for proposed insureds who present a lower risk.
This approach attempts to balance the overall mortality and morbidity by gaining more information — without extra effort from the proposed insured — from additional sources, which could ultimately speed up the process (i.e., eliminate need for exam and blood chemistry profile).
To clarify, Accelerated Underwriting is not:
- “Simplified underwriting,” which offers a simple process as a trade-off for higher rates; or “Guaranteed issue,” which offers guaranteed coverage as a trade-off for higher rates.
CareForward: Accelerated Underwriting guidelines
- $50,000 to $500,000 in total initial face amount.
- Ages 18 to 60.
- Not available for applicants age 50 through 60 if the applicant has not seen a physician in the past 24 months.
- There is an automatic 10% holdout on Accelerated Underwriting applications.
Introduction to CareForward by Thrivent
Learn about the new combination long-term care (LTC) and life insurance solution from Thrivent. CareForward is designed to be highly competitive in the marketplace and offer maximum leverage if care is needed. Thrivent will provide an overview of this new solution, and give you a demo of their new comparison tool that illustrates CareForward alongside our traditional LTCi solution.
Register for an upcoming session:
NOTE: At registration, when prompted for your Thrivent BGA, enter Broadtower.
These sessions will not be recorded.