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Discover What's New at North American

Life moves quickly, and at North American, we're committed to staying ahead of the curve. We want to help you navigate recent changes to our processes and technology to make submitting business as easy as possible.

Enhanced Pending Business

We’ve summarized the main enhancements to be aware of when submitting business for ADDvantage® Term and Smart Builder IUL® 3. As more products are moved onto our Enhanced Pending Business, the current Pending Business will be retired.

  • Shows policy delivery type (eDelivery or paper) and the date it was sent.
  • Closeout date of the case will become more prominent as it draws near.
  • Click on the policy number to view the policy packet.
  • The New Business and Underwriting Team section has been renamed to ‘Message the Case Team.’ You can view and send direct messages to your dedicated POD within Pending Business.
  • Displays badges for underwriting type (Traditional or WriteAway®) and if the case has outstanding requirements to approve. You can also filter by this information to view cases that meet certain criteria.
  • Vendor statuses for APPS/Paramed Orders are not yet available within the Enhanced Pending Business but are coming soon. Reach out to your dedicated New Business POD for status inquiries.

WriteAway® Accelerated Underwriting

Underwriting evidences are now automatically pulled when the application is submitted, allowing North American to determine if physical measurements and labs are required sooner. You may receive notification about this decision even before the Online Part 2 has been completed. The Online Part 2 is still required to be completed even if physical measurements and labs are required.

WriteAway® is not available in California for Smart Builder 3.

Smart Builder IUL® 3 Changes

  • Moving from daily to monthly sweeps to simplify index credits. Please view the Index Sweeps FAQ for more detail.
  • We’ve made rider updates to help simplify and modernize our offerings. Please view the updated Riders/Options Guide for Smart Builder® 3 for additional detail.
  • For the full details on the product changes, view the field bulletin.

Smart Builder IUL® 3 is issued on the state version of policy form P100/ICC22P100 and ADDvantage Term is issued on policy form series LS174, including all applicable endorsements and riders, by North American Company for Life and Health Insurance, West Des Moines, IA.  Products, features, riders, endorsements, or issues ages may not be available in all jurisdictions. Limitations or restrictions may apply.