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John Hancock Launches Interactive Field Underwriting Guide

Thursday, June 26, 2014

John Hancock Launches Interactive Field Underwriting Guide

10:00 EDT Thursday, June 26, 2014

Innovative online tool provides easy access to comprehensive life insurance underwriting guidelines and requirements

BOSTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Insurance has introduced an interactive Field Underwriting Guide, offering a new and dynamic approach to presenting life insurance underwriting guidelines and requirements over the web.

This online tool provides producers with comprehensive underwriting information, accessible via tablet, laptop or desktop. The guide's innovative search tools and intuitive navigation streamline the field underwriting process by helping producers quickly and easily access the information they need.

"John Hancock is continually looking for ways to leverage the latest tools and technology to enhance the sales process," said Michael Doughty, President, John Hancock Insurance. "The introduction of the interactive Field Underwriting Guide is an example of our commitment to making doing business with John Hancock as easy and efficient as possible."

In addition to making it easy for producers and firms to quickly pinpoint guidelines and requirements specific to a case, the tool also gives them insight into John Hancock's underwriting approach for a wide range of medical impairments and non-medical risks. The guide is continuously updated as changes occur, so the information accessed is always current.

The interactive Field Underwriting Guide can be accessed through John Hancock's producer website at, and plans for developing a mobile-optimized version of this tool are underway.

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$635 billion (US$574 billion) as at March 31, 2014. 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

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

Insurance products are issued by John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02116 and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595. MLINY061814193

SOURCE John Hancock Insurance

For further information: Melissa Berczuk, (617) 663-4750,

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