BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Insurance today announced the launch of its new consumer website: www.johnhancockinsurance.com. The new website gives consumers convenient, one-stop access to a wide range of information on life and long-term care insurance products and services and also helps raise consumer awareness about the important role insurance can play in protecting their financial future. "John Hancock Insurance seeks to empower consumers to feel confident about the future by helping them protect their loved ones, grow their savings, and preserve their wealth," said Michael Doughty, President, John Hancock Insurance. "And this new website not only offers helpful information on the many applications of insurance through various stages of life, but also provides interactive tools and resources to help consumers better understand and determine their insurance needs." "Insurance may be one of the most important purchases consumers will ever make," Mr. Doughty said. Individuals in the U.S. face a serious and growing protection gap—the difference between the levels of insurance they have versus the levels that they really need. According to a 2010 LIMRA study, half of the US population is underinsured, and 70% of the population is at risk if the primary breadwinner dies. To help consumers evaluate their insurance needs, the new website offers a:
Life expectancy calculator;
Life insurance needs analysis calculator; and an
Interactive long-term care cost of care map and calculator.
John Hancock Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products to meet consumer needs, including basic term life insurance, variable and universal life insurance, our popular indexed universal life insurance product line, as well as long-term care insurance. About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$575 billion ( US$559 billion) as at September 30, 2013. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial 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, fixed products, 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, and on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and YouTube. Insurance products are issued by: John Hancock Life Insurance Company ( U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02116 (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595.Long-term care insurance is underwritten by John Hancock Life Insurance Company ( U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02117 (not licensed in New York) and in New York by John Hancock Life and Health Insurance Company, Boston, MA 02117.MLINY122013101 SOURCE John Hancock Life Insurance Company