Updates

With just a few months left in the year, now’s the perfect time to take stock of sales. You’ll soon receive reports that detail current sales for you and your top producers. Use the reports to make sure you’re on track to maintain or increase your MGA compensation band – and to determine if your top producers can reach the Producer Bonus thresholds.
We’re always looking for ways to enhance our online underwriting toolkit. Our newest capability — LabPiQture — searches a database of lab tests to find information needed to complete underwriting. This speeds up underwriting and allows us to make income protection offers to your clients sooner.
In the current COVID-19 environment, a solid social media presence is essential. Our Social Media Toolkit and LinkedIn Best Practices can help you and your producers raise your social profile. Plus, May’s Disability Insurance Awareness Month provides a perfect opportunity to reach out to potential new brokers and clients.
In the current environment, video messages from you and your producers can add a personal touch to client communications. We’re sharing best practices, instructions and important reminders to help you create personal videos.
COVID-19 is prompting an increase in questions from our customers. In response, The Standard has created an online COVID-19 Resource Center where customers can find answers to common questions. We’re regularly updating the Individual Disability section of the Resource Center so be sure to check back for more details.
GSI plans in California will move to Platinum Advantage GSI for newly eligible employees, starting July 1, 2020. We'll send offices the Notice of Change and Platinum Advantage offer letter for each case in mid-March. These must be delivered to clients by April 1, 2020.
Now physician residents and fellows who have employment contracts can secure monthly benefits to cover more of their new income from the start.
Platinum Advantage launches in California on Jan. 1! Get an early start with our new and updated marketing materials on standard.com. Or visit Partner Resources to see a preview of the updated-for-California Platinum Advantage section of the Online Reference Product Guide.
We’ve expanded our Electronic Signature Program. Now you can work with more clients electronically to complete more transactions. We’ve included more vendors in the program. And you can now electronically complete, sign and submit all forms — not just new business applications.
It’s time to shine a light on the estimated 43.5 million Americans who provide unpaid care for an adult or child. This month is National Family Caregivers Month! Use the awareness campaign to highlight the need for income protection for caregivers — and how the Family Care Benefit can help.