Meeting market demand by offering customers potential value throughout the life of their policy
As more life insurance customers seek a carefully balanced blend of security and opportunity, John Hancock is now offering its all-new Protection VUL, (a variable universal life insurance product).
With an age-100 death benefit guarantee, a full range of investment options and attractive living benefits, Protection VUL can help your clients meet their long-term goals for financial security and growth. When Protection VUL customers pair their policy with the innovative John Hancock Vitality Program, they also gain access to tools, resources, incentives and rewards to help them live longer, healthier lives, including the chance to lower their guaranteed premium by up to 25% over the life of their policy.1
The new Protection VUL complements John Hancock’s portfolio of protection-focused products, which continue to offer an attractive combination of strong guarantees, competitive premiums and cash value growth potential. Now, Protection VUL stands out for those seeking even stronger guarantees and consumer value, giving it traction against market leaders.
“Our ‘Protection’ portfolio reflects our mission to provide long-term value through a variety of options that help customers address their specific goals,” said Neal Kerins, Vice President, Product Development, John Hancock Insurance. “By providing access to the equity market and a competitive guarantee to age 100, Protection VUL offers a blend of security and opportunity we believe will appeal to many of today’s consumers.”
Protection VUL is an effective option for your insurance clients ages 35 and older who are looking for a balance of cost-effective, guaranteed death benefit protection with equity-market growth potential. With optional riders for long-term care and critical illness, Protection VUL also offers comprehensive living-benefit coverage for added financial protection against the unexpected. Additionally, customers who chose to engage in the Vitality program can improve their overall health and earn savings and other rewards — additional sources of potential value to be realized over an insured’s lifetime.
There are two versions of Vitality that your clients can choose from — Vitality PLUS (available for as little as $2/mo.) and Vitality GO (no additional cost) — each offering different levels of rewards and resources to match clients’ needs, goals and interests. When added to a Protection VUL policy, in addition to the opportunity to lower the guaranteed premium by as much as 25%1, participation in Vitality PLUS also offers:
- Choice of discounted or complimentary wearable fitness device
- Savings on eligible healthy foods at the grocery store
- Exclusive discounts from Hotels.com
- Discounts from popular retailers
- And much more!
“There has never been a more important time for customers to take control of their financial and physical health,” added Mr. Kerins. “The new Protection VUL with John Hancock’s engaging Vitality program gives customers that exact opportunity. We fully expect to see thousands of Protection VUL customers take advantage of Vitality to realize significant premium savings and other rewards for their everyday healthy activities like regular exercise and restful sleep.”
To speak with a John Hancock sales representative about selling Protection VUL or any of their other innovative products, call 888-266-7498 and select option 2.
1. Premium savings are in comparison to the same John Hancock life insurance policy without Vitality PLUS. The level of premium savings is cumulative over the life of the policy and will vary based upon underwriting status, issue age, policy type, the terms of the policy and the Vitality Status achieved. Premiums savings are only available with Vitality PLUS.
Variable universal life insurance has annual fees and expenses associated with it in addition to life insurance related charges (which differ with the product chosen), including surrender charges and investment management fees. Variable universal life insurance products are long-term contracts and are sold by prospectus. They are subject to market risk due to the underlying sub-accounts, and are unsuitable as a short term savings vehicle. The primary purpose of variable universal life insurance is to provide lifetime protection against economic loss due to the death of the insured person. Cash values are not guaranteed if the client is invested in the investment accounts. There are risks associated with each investment option, and the policy may lose value.
Please contact 1-800-827-4546 to obtain product and fund prospectuses The prospectuses contain complete details on investment objectives, risks, fees, charges and expenses as well as other information about the investment company. Please read the prospectuses carefully containing this and other information on the product and the underlying portfolios and consider these factors carefully before investing.
Insurance policies and/or associated riders and features may not be available in all states. Protection VUL is not available in New York.
Some riders may have additional fees and expenses associated with them. Refer to the product prospectus for additional information.
Vitality is the provider of the John Hancock Vitality Program in connection with policies issued by John Hancock. Vitality Rewards may vary based on the type of insurance policy purchased for the insured (Vitality Program Member) and the state where the insurance policy was issued. John Hancock Vitality Program rewards and discounts are only available to the person insured under the eligible life insurance policy. Rewards and discounts are subject to change and are not guaranteed to remain the same for the life of the policy.
HealthyFood savings are based on qualifying purchases and may vary based on the terms of the John Hancock Vitality program. The HealthyFood program is currently not available in Guam.
Protection VUL policies automatically include a no-lapse guarantee called Death Benefit Protection. This feature guarantees that the policy will not default, even if the cash surrender value falls to zero or below, provided that the Death Benefit Protection Value remains greater than zero and policy debt never exceeds the Policy Value. Once terminated, the Death Benefit Protection feature cannot be reinstated. See the product guide for additional details. Guaranteed product features are dependent upon minimum-premium requirements and the claims-paying ability of the issuer.
Products or services offered under the Vitality Program are not insurance and are subject to change. There may be additional costs associated with these products or services and there are additional requirements associated with participation in the program. For more information, please contact the company at JohnHancockInsurance.com or via telephone at 888-333-2659.
The life insurance policy describes coverage under the policy, exclusions and limitations, what must be done to keep the policy in force, and what would cause the policy to be discontinued. Please contact John Hancock for more information.
Insurance products are issued by: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02210 (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595, and securities are offered through John Hancock Distributors LLC through other broker/dealers that have a selling agreement with John Hancock Distributors LLC, 197 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02117.
Policy Form Series: 21PROVUL, ICC21 21PROVUL Rider Form Series: 20HER; ICC20 20HER, 18VCR; ICC18 18VCR MLINY060321715-1