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GBS News: Weekly Product and Underwriting Updates - Week of August 22

Published on August 25, 2022


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Mutual of Omaha: Rate Adjustments for LTCi

Mutual of Omaha will be implementing the following inforce rate adjustments effective November 1, 2022:

Impacted Policy Forms            








For details on yearly rate adjustment percentages, view the supplemental grid here.


Lincoln Financial: Indexed Account Rate Changes

Effective September 15, 2022, Lincoln will be making changes to caps, participation rates, and spreads on certain indexed account segments for a select group of previously sold life insurance products. The illustration software will be updated August 15, 2022, reflecting all indexed account changes. There are no changes to currently sold products.



Pacific Life PL Promise Term Reprice

PacLife is adjusting rates for PL Promise Term1 level premium term life insurance—a product specifically designed to serve the death benefit protection needs of the broad market consumer (household incomes of $50k to $250K).

The new term rates go into effect beginning August 22, 2022, for all states except New York. Cases that are issued (for delivery) through October 20, 2022 automatically receive the better of the old, and new, PL Promise Term rates. No request is necessary. Cases that are issued after October 20, 2022 receive the new PL Promise Term rates.


Symetra Accumulator Ascent IUL Increase Index Cap

Effective September 14, 2022, Symetra is increasing index cap and participation rates on the Accumulator Ascent IUL. The increase will apply to all new business, including new premium, transfers (including DCS) and reallocation of matured segments.

Accumulator Ascent IUL's max illustrated rates are also increasing from 6% to 6.24% for all index strategy options.

Important Dates:

August 26, 2022: Symetra Life Illustrator and all other illustration systems will be updated to reflect the new index cap, participation and max illustration rates.

September 14, 2022: Segments created on this date or later will receive the new rates.




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