Here is a quick run-down on what you will find in this bulletin: New GOWIN.EXE…
Here is a quick run-down on what you will find in this bulletin:
- New Categories in Compulife
- Internet Engine Users NEED a NEW ENGINE
- April Contest – Here’s the Winner
- Last Call for Palm Zire 31’s at $69
- Another Company for the Forms Library
- Help Us Add More Companies and Get a FREE PDA!
- Windows Mobile Version for Phones
- QuickerQuoter – Now You Can Get 12 Companies
- FREE Hosting for QuickerQuoter Updates
- Automated Updates for QuickQuoter?
- What is QuickerQuoter for Agencies?
- FREE QuickerQuoter PDA Software
- 25th Year in Business
These topics will be dealt with in more detail throughout this bulletin.
New Categories in Compulife
- To age 65 Level Guaranteed
- To age 70 Level Guaranteed
- To age 75 Level Guaranteed
This roll out of new categories is ahead of the curve. The new categories are part of a product agenda that Compulife is actively advocating and promoting. It is fair to say that Compulife has created new product categories before they even exist.
Compulife began this process by first issuing a challenge to life insurance companies. You can read more about that by going to this discussion page at www.americaninsurancebroker.com:
As noted in the discussion, the challenge was initially issued by e-mail to a large number of life insurance companies.
The next step was the development of some new content (an article) that Compulife will be adding to the www.term4sale.com. We would appreciate it if those agents who are listed at www.term4sale.com would take a minute and review that article:
As we move forward we anticipate that life companies will actually develop level term products that fit these categories. We also anticipate that term based products, at younger ages, can be priced more competitively than no-lapse alternatives.
We have initially filled the 3 new categories with one company’s new products. AIG has introduced a new product called “Select-a-Term” which allows the buyer to select a level premium period from 10 to 30 years. Compulife has gone to the trouble of manually selecting level premium periods to correspond to the age and level category for all scenarios.
For example, for level to 65 we have chosen the following Select-a-Term level periods for the following issue ages:
We hope that other companies will respond by giving us no lapse premiums for coverage and premium guarantees to ages 65, 70 and 75. We also hope other companies will respond with products specifically designed to fit these categories. I want to assure companies that a number of agents have indicated a serious interest in marketing such products to the public.
On a final note, Compulife has also created ROP categories for level to 65, 70 and 75 products. Because there are no products that fit those categories, they have not yet been activated but they can be activated the month following when any company develops products for those categories.
Let the race begin. I am certain that the first companies to respond will be rewarded with immediate demand from agents and consumers.
Internet Engine Users NEED a NEW ENGINE
First, the old engine will NOT run the new categories.
Second, and regardless if you want the new categories, there are new state specific changes to our data that will become active in 60 days. Compulife has now added FL and MD to the lists of states which have maximum issue ages that are not the same as the generic product entries in Compulife. Currently we handle FL and MD state specific maximum ages by adding separate product entries where required. With the introduction of the new variables for FL and MD, we will phase out those separate product entries in 60 days.
WARNING: After we phase out the separate product entries for FL and MD, your old engine will quote those states for issue ages outside the accepted range. This means your internet quotes will be wrong.
April Contest – Here’s the Winner
Congratulations – we have shipped out your Palm Zire 31 with adapter and memory card.
Last Call for Palm Zire 31’s at $69
Here’s the e-mail offer we initially made to subscribers:
reason I grabbed the bulk lot was that the Zire 31 is a cheap, compact
Palm that runs Compulife very nicely. I knew at the price that I got
these for that we could retail them for $69 to $79. At that price I was
certain that Compulife subscribers, who didn’t own a PDA, would want
Compulife in their pocket
We are now closing out our stock of these units. We are now
IMPORTANT: These PDA’s are bringing
MORE IMPORTANT: The 45 day warranty
factors make it time to sell the majority of our Palm stock on ebay:
And of course there are a number of agents who want to wait for
I hate the idea that a bunch of strangers will benefit from the good deal that we got on these 100 units and that our friends and subscribers missed out.
You can find an order form for the Zire 31 PDA here.
or call us at (800) 798-3488.
Another Company for the Forms Library
To date the following companies are now available:
- Banner Life Insurance
- Centrian Life Insurance
- Jefferson Pilot Life
- Jefferson Pilot Life (NY)
- Pruco Life Insurance
- Pruco Life Insurance of New Jersey
- North American Company for L & H
- Reliastar Life Insurance Company
- Reliastar Life Insurance Company of NY
- Savings Bank Life Insurance
- William Penn Life Insurance
We are also well underway with our new forms categorization function. Once this is introduced, you should find it easier to break down groups of forms. To the best of our ability, we will attempt to imitate each companies own categorization system, while at the same time creating a common system of categorization that should make it easy to navigate from company to company.
Help Us Add More Companies and Get a FREE PDA!
forms, we’ll give you a Palm Zire 31 PDA as our way of saying
Windows Mobile Version for Phones
Just like the PDA software that we have introduced to this point, the new phone program is included FREE with your subscription. And just like the PDA software we have introduced, the new phone software is transferred to your SD memory card when you use the
Master Menu option:
IMPORTANT: The new generation of phones have no stylus input and you don’t need it with Compulife. Compulife’s entire program is operated with just the 5 way navigation button. Think of it as the Compulife video game.
Once the first page of the client screen is entered, the right button takes you to the second page of the client screen. When that is completed a right button does the comparison. You move from field to field using the up and down arrows, and you
select choices with the center button.
We have tested the new software on the following 3 phones. NOTE: Click on any of the phones listed below for more information about the phone:
Motorola Q – sold by Verizon and Sprint
Dash – sold by T Mobile
We have recently seen price offers on these phone below $100 in combination with phone and date package programs. As we suspected, this market is likely to continue to heat up. We also expect more versions of these phones moving forward. In this case, we are happy to be on the leading edge of the technology.
IMPORTANT: You don’t have to have this data service to use the phone as a phone or as a Windows PDA. You can still have your daytimer functions, contact lists, etc – all the things you expect from a PDA.
MORE IMPORTANT: You can quote Compulife on these phones without having the more expensive data package.
NOTE: All of the above phones use the newer, smaller SD cards. The Motorola Q used a MINI SD card whereas the Dash and Blackjack use MICRO SD cards. Compulife can talk directly to any and all of these cards once they have been placed into USB adapters and plugged into the computer.
Remember, Compulife’s new phone software is FREE with your subscription.
QuickerQuoter – Now You Can Get 12 Companies
Most QuickerQuoter buyers have purchased 6 companies – therefore the price is unchanged.
NOTE: Those wanting to add additional companies to their original 6 can do so for $200 per company (6-9) or $250 per company (10-12) and we will pro-rate the cost to the balance of your current QuickerQuoter subscription.
Click Here to try Compulife’s QuickerQuoter.
There are two reasons for this change in pricing:
1. There is now NO REASON for an agency to not get and try QuickerQuoter for its agents.
This gives your agents a way to run quotes their phones and PDAs for your favorite life companies. $225 gives you software you can give to ALL your agents for FREE!
IMPORTANT: The QuickerQuoter program now comes with FREE Windows Mobile Phone software. The current phones running this software are the:
They can carry your favorite companies in their pocket.
2. Some agencies have wanted more than 6 companies.
The rational behind this new stepped pricing is that the more companies in your QuickerQuoter program, the less demand there is for the Compulife program, which we are retailing. That’s also why the QuickerQuoter program is simpler than the Compulife program – we don’t want this product being a substitute for agents who want all the features and benefits in Compulife. But that isn’t all bad for you – there’s less need for technical support, which you must do for this product.
As we have indicated before, if Compulife determines that QuickerQuoter is having a negative impact on our retail sales, we will discontinue the product. But that gives an important benefit to existing QuickerQuoter purchasers who will have a 36 month service extension for service to their QuickerQuoter program (for the number of companies purchased). For complete details refer to the October 2006 Compulife bulletin:
Here’s Something Else that’s New:
Click Here for more details about Compulife’s QuickerQuoter.
Feel free to reply to this e-mail with any questions you may have
Compulife’s new QuickerQuoter software or call Bob Barney at (888) 798-3488.
FREE Hosting for QuickerQuoter Updates
For QuickerQuoter purchasers it means that all you will need to do is e-mail a link to the page and/or place a link to the page on your web site. Your page will look like either of these two samples:
FREE Download for non-NY life companies
FREE Download for New York life companies
NOTE: The www.compulife.us server used for the above examples is the server provided by Insurance Squared. Compulife rents space on that server, just as we rent space from 6 other Internet Providers for our services to Compulife subscribers.
Automated Updates for QuickQuoter?
The decision to put automatic updates into our QuickerQuoter software will be dependent on the number of QuickerQuoter buyers who elect to use Insurance Squared to host those updates. If there is an insufficient number of agencies using Insurance Squared for those updates there is no point offering automatic updating. Updates will continue to be manual updates just as they are now.
If you do NOT use Insurance Squared as your on-line term quote provider, you can do so for ONLY $179 per year. Once you do your QuickerQuoter update web page and update hosting is FREE.
What is QuickerQuoter for Agencies?
NOTE: The products and companies included in the FREE samples of QuickerQuoter are up-to-date and current. The companies we have selected are those companies which have provided Compulife with their forms for our Forms Library. If you are a life company, and would like to be added, please call Bob Barney at (888) 798-3488.
IMPORTANT: FREE software for your brokers.
THINK ABOUT IT: If you don’t give this software to your brokers for FREE, then maybe your brokers will get it from your competitors for FREE. And then your brokers will be quoting the companies that your competitors want them to quote.
The agencies who act sooner will be the agencies to benefit the most. To date over a dozen agencies have acquired QuickerQuoter.
FREE QuickerQuoter PDA Software
Some agencies have told me they don’t think that’s important because their agents aren’t using PDA’s. There are some points I would like to make:
- First, more and more agents are buying Palm and/or Windows Mobile phones. Those phones ARE PDA’s and they can run QuickerQuoter. Do you want to be the one pointing that out to your agent, or do you want your competitor pointing it out?
- Second, agents who do not have PDA’s don’t have them because they don’t appreciate what they can do. There was a time when no one owned a calculator. Does your agent own a calculator now? Of course they do. Why? Because it’s cheap and it’s a great tool. Ditto for PDA’s. Compulife can provide PDA’s that run QuickerQuoter for as little as $69. Click here for complete details
- Third, read some of the following testimonies that Compulife has received from subscribers using insurance comparisons on their PDA:
The point is this: Agents are going to find out about this capability – one way or the other. The sooner they do, the sooner they will make money with it. And that means they will not only be making money for themselves but for the agency they do business with. Do you think agents will appreciate the agency that was first to bring that to their attention?
25th Year in Business
We note this to first and foremost express our thanks to our loyal subscribers (thousands of subscribers) many of whom have been with us for a majority of that time. It goes without saying that we could not have done it without you. Many, many thanks.
THIS MONTH’S HIDDEN SPECIAL:
Get a 64meg SD card and an SD card adapter for only $10 – FREE shipping. The card and adapter is all you need to put Compulife on most PDA’s. But it also gives you an inexpensive “Jump” or “Thumb” drive that lets you easily transfer up to 64 megabytes of files between computers. This special offer is over on May 25, 2007.
We are using these specials to help underline our longstanding commitment to this marketplace and our subscribers – a commitment that has never changed and a commitment that is as great today as it has ever been.
Two things are true about companies that have been around this long – they are either resting on their laurels or they are continuing to push forward aggressively. I think it is clear that the latter applies to Compulife.
Here are just three recent examples:
In the last year we have introduced PDA software, both for PDA’s on-line
and off-line – the latter at prices too reasonable for agents to ignore.
The PDA software is FREE with your subscription to Compulife and we can provide
backlit color PDA’s for as little as $69.
We have recently rolled out a Forms Library which introduces an innovative web library / local library system for automatically storing forms on your own computer – making retrieval fast and easy – regardless of web connection problems.
We have introduced QuickerQuoter for agencies, giving agencies our comparison technology (including PDA technology) which they can turn around and provide to their agents for FREE.
We draw this to your attention to underline that Compulife appreciates your business and we will continue to EARN your business, by improving and expanding our product offerings.