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OneAmerica Summer Interns Participate in Community Service Day


Indianapolis June 14, 2018

Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis hosts engaged volunteers

A OneAmerica® tradition of involving its newest employees in community service continued today as 29 summer interns volunteered at the Lilly Boys & Girls Club, 801 S. State Ave., Indianapolis. Interns invested their time with a variety of hands-on work, including landscaping, interacting with the children and assisting with arts and craft activities. OneAmerica encourages interns to participate in a community service project as part of its corporate commitment to making a lasting impact on the  more...


Annuities underutilized for tax-free LTC benefits, data suggests


Indianapolis March 15, 2018

New guide aims to educate consumers and financial professionals on options

About 18 percent of all U.S. households own a deferred annuity, estimates the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute, yet data suggest many annuities will never be activated for monthly income, leaving potential tax consequences for beneficiaries. Many of these individuals can benefit by learning more about exchanges under Internal Revenue Code section 1035 of the Federal Tax Law, which can offer tax benefits for beneficiaries as well as provide tax-free long-term care (LTC) benefits, should they  more...


Survey: Most Americans don’t have long-term care insurance; more than half of those believe it’s too expensive


Indianapolis November 21, 2017

Perception of lack of affordability crosses income levels

Three-quarters of Americans—75%—say they don’t currently have long-term care (LTC) insurance, and more than half (53%) of those who don’t say it’s too expensive. A survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of OneAmerica® in August asked 2,065 adults age 18 and older1 whether they have LTC insurance, and if not, asked them why they don’t. Only 25% of adults reported having LTC insurance. 'It is too expensive' was the most common reason chosen for not having LTC insurance (53%), ahead of  more...


Standard and Poor’s Affirms AA- Ratings of OneAmerica Companies


Indianapolis October 10, 2017

Financial strength rating reflects stable outlook

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed its AA- rating of OneAmerica® and its life insurance companies—American United Life Insurance Company® (AUL) and The State Life Insurance Company® (State Life)—and maintained its stable outlook. The AA- rating is the fourth highest of 22 possible ratings. “We continue to build on our 140-year history, with the consistency of our financial strength and stability as again affirmed by Standard & Poor’s AA- rating,” said OneAmerica Chairman, President and CEO,  more...


Survey: Majority of Americans Believe Health Insurance or Medicare Will Pay For Long-Term Care


Indianapolis September 28, 2017

Results show need for more education

More than half of Americans – 55 percent – mistakenly believe health insurance or Medicare will pay for assistance with daily living due to illness or injury for an extended period of time. A recent survey1 conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of OneAmerica® asked adults how they would pay for assistance with daily living due to illness or injury, either in-home or in a care facility, for an extended period of time (i.e., longer than 90 days). More than half (55%) said they’d use Medicare  more...


OneAmerica Names Rich Ellery as General Counsel


Indianapolis August 21, 2017

Career executive ascended internally from company intern

OneAmerica® today announced the promotion of Richard (Rich) M. Ellery as the company’s general counsel and senior vice president. Ellery started with OneAmerica in 1996, as an intern, and most recently served as senior deputy general counsel.  As general counsel, Ellery will be responsible for the legal demands of OneAmerica, including  merger and acquisition activity; corporate governance; class action defense; significant ERISA litigation; general commercial conflict resolution; extensive  more...


Gene Berry Named 2017 CTO of the Year


Indianapolis August 18, 2017

Indianapolis Business Journal and TechPoint honor OneAmerica executive

OneAmerica® Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Gene Berry has been named a 2017 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year by the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) and TechPoint, the Central Indiana business association focused on the advancement and expansion of the local technology industry. The annual CTO of the Year awards honor top local information technology leaders who are instrumental in helping companies, non-profits and government organizations advance and  more...


A.M. Best Affirms Superior Rating for OneAmerica Companies


Indianapolis August 10, 2017

Outlook Remains Stable

OneAmerica® announced today that insurance rating agency A.M. Best has affirmed the A+ (Superior) financial strength rating of American United Life Insurance Company® (AUL) and its affiliates, The State Life Insurance Company® (State Life) and Pioneer Mutual Life Insurance Company® (PML), all OneAmerica companies.  The A+ (Superior) rating is the second highest of 16 rating categories assigned by the agency in evaluating financial strength. “As we celebrate our 140th year as a mutual  more...


OneAmerica Appoints Veteran Leaders to Key Outreach Positions


Indianapolis July 17, 2017

Jennifer Pittman promoted to lead Community Affairs; Lou Ann Baker hired to direct media and public relations

OneAmerica®, an Indianapolis-based national leader in financial services, announced today that two native Hoosiers will fill key public-facing positions. Jennifer Pittman (right in photo) has been named assistant vice president for community affairs while Lou Ann Baker will serve as public relations director. Pittman was promoted to replace Jim Freeman, who retired at the end of May after 27 years with OneAmerica. "We’ve been committed to community engagement throughout our 140-year  more...


New Research Shows All LTC Protection is Not Created Equal


Indianapolis June 21, 2017

Asset-based long-term care stands out as leading option for consumers due to premium and benefit guarantees

A recent concept report based on research by Wade Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, and Michael Finke, Ph.D., CFP® illustrates the impact of various types of long-term care (LTC) protection on retirement income. The concept report, 'Planning for Every Possibility,' compares outcomes from self-funding LTC, health-based LTC insurance and asset-based LTC protection for two hypothetical couples at different stages of preparing for retirement.  Using averages for various levels of care at today’s costs, the  more...


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