John Hancock Insurance to provide Apple Watch subsidies

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Despite criticism some wearables have been receiving in terms of accuracy, this insurer has embraced them. John Hancock Insurance has now joined a number of other insurers that have embraced the use of wearable technology. Even though the devices have yet to be proven accurate or necessarily beneficial when it comes to helping people with health issues over the long term, insurers are taking interest. In this case, the Canada-based insurance company is offering subsidies for the latest Apple Watch. In this light, John Hancock Insurance has said it will…

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John Hancock long term care insurance is shutting down

The insurer recently announced its intentions to step out of that market and will cease selling next month. As of December 2016, John Hancock long term care insurance policies will no longer be sold by the insurer. This announcement arrived as the company announced that it would be exiting that coverage market. The insurance company is owned by one of the largest long term care policy providers in the United States. John Hancock long term care insurance is owned by Canadian firm Manulife Financial Corp. That company is among the…

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What do insurance premiums, the Apple Watch, and the best battery bank have in common?

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Smartwatches and other wearables are starting to be considered to be tools for the life insurance industry. Recently, there were two very important announcements in the technology and insurance industries that have suggested that for people who want to keep their premiums down, the best battery bank they can find will soon become a very dear friend. One of the announcements was the official launch of the Apple Watch for sale in the second half of last month. In mid-April, Live Insurance News also reported on an announcement made by…

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Life insurance could become more affordable with a fitness tracker

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For the first time in the U.S., an insurer is using the same idea as pay as you drive coverage, but for a person’s health. A life insurance company in the United States is now offering a service that represents a first for the country, in which wearing a tracker that will reveal an individual’s health, location, and body information to reveal healthy lifestyle habits and reduced risk opportunities that could bring about a discount for premiums. While some are seeing this as an interesting opportunities, others are calling this…

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John Hancock Financial raises rates on long-term care, sees backlash from consumers

John Hancock Financial, one of Colorado’s largest insurance companies, recently raised rates for long-term care coverage significantly. Some consumers saw increases as high as 90%, while other saw increases of half that number. The rate hikes have sparked the ire of consumers who say that these new rates are excessive. The state’s Department of Insurance is not being inundated with complaints concerning the matter, though regulators claim that the rates are somewhat justified. Long-term care insurance provides coverage for those that must take advantage of nursing homes or various types…

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John Hancock announces re-entry into individual long-term care insurance in California

John Hancock has announced that it will be resuming its place as a part of the California individual long-term care insurance marketplace, starting on February 27, 2012, through both its Custom Care III (non-Partnership) and its new California Partnership policy. These two policies will provide comprehensive long-term care coverage for all circumstances, such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult day-care centers, and at home, and will also provide the policyholder with care planning and care giving support. The president of John Hancock long-term care insurance, Marianne Harrison, expressed the…

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California life insurer’s under investigation

Ten of California’s largest life insurance companies have come under investigation by state regulators for their handling of dormant policies. The ten are the latest in a sleuth of insurance companies nationwide that have been accused of withholding benefits from a policyholder’s family upon their death. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, along with State Controller John Chiang, will be leading the investigation. “The goal is to determine whether the insurance industry has engaged in unfair practices,” says Jones. The state’s probes uncovered some troubling information throughout the state, much of which…

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