John Hancock Named Most Innovative Insurer by Insurance Nexus

BOSTON, April 7, 2017John Hancock received the Most Innovative Insurer award at the Insurance Nexus USA conference, held recently in Chicago. The Insurance Innovation Awards recognize the industry's most innovative companies on the carrier, vendor and technology sides of the insurance industry. John Hancock was recognized for its customer-centric approach and cutting-edge products, such as John Hancock Vitality.

Insurance Nexus, through in-depth industry analysis, targeted research, niche events and quality content, provides the industry with a platform to network, discuss, learn and shape the future of the insurance industry.

"Innovation is the new lifeblood of the insurance industry, and these awards are designed to give due recognition to the industry's most innovative players," said Marsha Irving, Head of Innovation, Insurance Nexus. "We congratulate John Hancock for this recognition and their groundbreaking life insurance solutions."

"Whether offering innovative products like John Hancock Vitality, which integrates life insurance with a fun and inspiring wellness program, or improving the customer experience through LifeTrack, John Hancock is constantly looking to evolve the life insurance experience," says Michael Doughty, President, John Hancock Insurance. "It's an honor to be recognized for our efforts to provide innovative solutions that deliver greater value and are designed to meet the changing needs of today's consumer."

John Hancock Vitality is a new kind of life insurance that offers savings and valuable rewards for the healthy choices our customers make every day, including walking, eating well and going to the doctor. In fact, the healthier their lifestyle, the greater their premium savings and rewards, including $600 in savings on healthy food purchases1, as well as the opportunity to earn an Apple Watch Series 2 by exercising regularly2. John Hancock is also giving every new policyholder a complimentary Fitbit® to help them get started. For more information, go to JHRewardsLife.com.

1 HealthyFood savings are based on qualifying purchases and may vary based on the terms of the John Hancock Vitality program.

2 Apple Watch Series 2 can be ordered for an initial payment of $25 plus tax and over the next two years, monthly payments are based on the number of workouts completed. An iPhone 5 or later is required to use Apple Watch Series 2. The Retail Installment Agreement with the Vitality Group will need to be signed electronically at checkout. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion. Apple Watch is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Please note: Apple Watch Series 2 program is not available in New York.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were $977 billion (US $728 billion) as at December 31, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.

The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.

About FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) and Insurance Nexus
As a conference and business intelligence company, FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. Founded in 1990, FCBI has pioneered a business model based on the development of industry-specific conferences, community-driven websites, newsletters and intelligence reports. Although conferences remain at the core of this model – proving a basic truth that there is no substitute for getting senior business people together to meet and share experiences – intelligence publications are gaining in importance within FCBI. Today, FCBI's brands include M for Mobile, eyeforpharma, CSP Today, Wind Energy Update, Ethical Corporation and EyeforTravel, and Insurance Nexus. More information about Insurance Nexus can be found at www.insurancenexus.com.

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