‘Mutual Perks’ Announced by Mutual of Omaha
What are ‘Mutual Perks'(SM) = Are they Discounts?
Yes, and we like discounts.
Moreover, anyone in retirement or on a “fixed income” certainly appreciates discounts. So when Mutual of Omaha announced an added discount benefit to their insurance customers, we were very interested.
What are Mutual Perks?
Mutual Perks are not directly a part of a Mutual of Omaha Policy; rather, they are additional discounts with third-party companies that are available to life insurance policy holders as well as select medical insurance policy holders.
What Kinds of Discounts are Offered?
As far as we can tell, the discounts focus on companies that can either keep you or your bank account healthy. Here is a list of the types of companies that will feature “Mutual Perks” discounts.
- Hearing aids
- Home mortgages. T
- Low-cost gym memberships (at over 10,000 locations)
- Also, retail, travel and dining coupons
The official press release from Mutual of Omaha didn’t specify any particular companies, but we will update this post in the future if we hear any more details.
Why is Mutual of Omaha Offering These Discounts?
The insurance industry is an old, mostly stable industry, but it is still very competitive. It’s great to see insurance company’s still adding benefits to serve their members better. In addition, healthier members are also always better for any insurance company’s bottom line. In this case, Mutual Perks seems like a win-win.
Here is what the corporate office has to say:
“Our customers, and their financial well-being, are important to us,” said Jennifer Wulf, Mutual of Omaha’s vice president of customer insights. “That’s why we’re excited to offer these exclusive money-saving opportunities. It might be a little surprising that an insurance plan opens the doors to these offers, but we are always looking for ways to delight our customers while partnering with them in their financial security and healthy living goals.”Mutual Press Release on Feb. 25, 2020
How Can I Get Mutual Perks?
If you want Mutual Perks, you will need to be a Mutual of Omaha policy holder. If you already are, the company will most likely be getting in touch with you to let you know if the benefits apply to you.
Otherwise, if you are considering purchasing a life insurance policy, Mutual of Omaha is probably hoping Mutual Perks might make you look again at their options. I must admit, I am interested in hearing more myself!