Individual Life & Annuities

Worried about market volatility in retirement? Consider whole life insurance, report says

Indianapolis June 28, 2019

Cash value can help protect against risk from market downturns

INDIANAPOLIS (June 28, 2019) — Not having enough assets to generate income in retirement or losing assets because of market downturns are common concerns of those preparing for retirement, but whole life insurance as part of a solid retirement strategy can do more to alleviate those issues than many people might think, a recent report shows. 'Integrating Whole Life Insurance into a Retirement Income Plan: Emphasis on Cash Value as a Volatility Buffer Asset,' by Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, and  more...

Holidays Offer a Chance to Talk About More than Turkey

Indianapolis November 15, 2018

Planning for future care, expenses should be on the menu, too

Across the United States, families will be gathering over the coming weeks, talking about family news, meals—and possibly, having crucial discussions about care for loved ones. In a recent survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of OneAmerica®, 60 percent of Americans say if they had a debilitating disease or chronic illness that required long-term care for five years or longer, they would prefer to receive care in their home, either from a family member or hired caregiver1.   more...

OneAmerica Sets Volunteerism Record as Week of Caring Reaches 5-Year Milestone

Indianapolis September 18, 2018

Five days, record-high 850 volunteers in multiple cities, thousands of lives touched

An all-time high of 850 OneAmerica® associates in three states contributed a combined 2,500 hours of volunteer work during the company’s fifth Week of Caring, a community-enriching tradition that benefitted more than a dozen United Way agencies and nonprofits while shining a positive light on first responders in a unique way. Associates in Indianapolis, the Milwaukee and Appleton areas in Wisconsin, and San Diego spent time doing a variety of hands-on assignments ranging from landscaping,  more...

OneAmerica® Taps Individual Life Veterans for Strategic Leadership Roles

Indianapolis July 25, 2018

Deep market knowledge positions teams for further growth

OneAmerica® today announced new expanded roles for two experienced Individual Life and Financial Services leaders. Chris Coudret will lead distribution and market strategy for all individual life products, and Tracey Edgar will lead sales and distribution for Care Solutions asset-based long-term care products. Both have been instrumental in driving growth of the Care Solutions product suite. "We are looking to continue to build upon our success as a market leader among asset-based long-term  more...

OneAmerica® Names Executives to Lead Key Business Lines

Indianapolis June 26, 2018

Martin to head Individual Life & Financial Services; McCarthy to head Retirement Services

OneAmerica today announced the appointment of new executives to lead key lines of business for the Indianapolis-based financial services company.  Dennis Martin (left) was named president of Individual Life and Financial Services (ILFS) and Sandy McCarthy (right) was appointed president of Retirement Services. Martin has served in the acting ILFS role since January of this year, while McCarthy is new to the OneAmerica team. “As OneAmerica continues significant growth, it’s essential to find  more...

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...

OneAmerica® Adds New Limited-Pay Whole Life Insurance Product

Indianapolis May 31, 2018

New product includes rider to prevent unintentional lapse

OneAmerica® has launched a new whole life insurance product that provides an opportunity to help the insured build strong cash values for their long-term goals, while also providing protection against unintentional policy lapse. The new Whole Life Select offers a Loan Interest Rate Limitation Rider, one of the industry’s only provisions to help prevent unintentional lapse of the policy due to loans and loan interest on the policy. Whole Life Select also has five premium-payment options  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...

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...

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