John Hancock Will Only Sell Interactive Life Insurance with Fitness Data Tracking

By | September 19, 2018

  • September 20, 2018 at 11:49 am
    KP says:
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    No thank you. I’ll shop elsewhere.

    • September 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm
      CO_yeti says:
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      You do understand that is pretty much the point, right?

  • September 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm
    Chris says:
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    It’s the future. More and more companies are going to start doing this. My wellness program at work for health insurance tracks my activity. Its not mandatory. YET>

  • September 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm
    Theresa says:
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    News for John Hancock – everybody dies eventually! You will pay the claim at some point, so I don’t see that this really saves them anything in the long run. Just because someone exercises and eats healthy does not mean they will be immortal.

    • September 20, 2018 at 3:49 pm
      CO_yeti says:
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      Name of the game is the dataset. Of course everyone dies but in life insurance if you have accurate mortality tables you can make a profit. This will allow them to tremendously improve their dataset.

  • September 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm
    MIghtyQuinn says:
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    Great idea which will hopefully spread so that couch potatoes and no sweats will get up and do something to improve their health. This country has had enough of disease caused by sitting on one’s ass doing nothing. We have to promote wellness as the future and make people responsible for their own condition, not reward them for deterioration.

    • September 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm
      Cinco de Mayo says:
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      You are right. People complain about healthcare access when the American problem is population health. I am interested in the JH product.

  • September 20, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    fat track says:
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    I don’t know; the stuff people used to die from in the 60’s and 70’s now they don’t die as quickly. My neighbor’s doctor told him he could do as many stents as he had ‘blood line’ room for! But I know people who drink organic milk etc… along with exercise who have had cardio issues.

  • September 24, 2018 at 2:09 pm
    R&O Agent says:
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    All a person has to do is put it on somebody else while they’re exercising or shake their arms around a lot to get to step count goal. This isn’t necessarily going to change anything other than people finding ways to work the system to their advantage. Unless of course the trackers cannot be removed, kind of like one of those ankle bracelets felons have to wear if they aren’t in jail. Hmm…

  • September 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm
    Mightyquinn says:
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    Nice try but regular & frequent exercise is only one pillar of health. Doing that without a healthy diet is wasted energy, not constructive. Get rid of that wad around your waist, tone up and cut out the unhealthy filler that you eat because you have no self control or are bored.
    Fitness trackers are a waste and an excuse.

  • October 3, 2018 at 11:06 am
    James says:
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    I am a policy holder and an agent, I know the program and carrier well. The perks are many besides the most important; getting people to get a little healthier (such a bad thing eh nay-sayers ?) “fitness trackers are a waste and an excuse” Pshhh, judge much ? “regular & frequent exercise is wasted energy without a healthy diet” Really??! So if one bicycles for 5 miles a day and then eats a cheeseburger during the week it’s all for not… educate yourself and judge less. This program is growing by rapid fire, sure a $25 dollar plus tax apple watch or FREE fitbit thrown in entice some buyers… anyway, naysayers…time to wake up you ‘funny’ people, I’ll not waste anymore time on you. I’m quoting new business for this carrier daily and feel good doing it as I know, first hand, that I’m helping people with that which matters most: HEALTH. And that trackers like these including perks for having healthier goals does work very well… For the people that see the value, good on ya and best wishes for a healthy life to you !!



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