Amazon and John Hancock Announce Strategic Partnership Focused On Assisting Clients Improve Their Health and Health – PRNewswire

27August 2020

John Hancock Integrates Amazon Halo to Empower Life Insurance Coverage Consumers to Live Longer, Much Healthier Lives

SEATTLE and BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2020/ PRNewswire/ – Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and John Hancock, the US division of Toronto-based Manulife (NYSE: MFC), revealed a tactical partnership to offer interesting tools and resources to assist John Hancock life insurance coverage customers improve their specific health. This effort develops on John Hancock’s longstanding dedication to help Americans live longer, healthier lives, while supplying the peace of mind that comes with owning a life insurance policy. John Hancock is the very first life insurer to integrate with Amazon Halo, as part of Amazon’s most current venture into the health and health area.

John Hancock, integrated with Amazon’s ingenious new innovation, will help life insurance customers make connections between their fitness, sleep and other way of life routines to better understand their total health through the John Hancock Vigor Program. Beginning this fall, all John Hancock Vitality consumers will be able to link the Amazon Halo Band to the program to make Vitality Points for the little, daily actions they require to attempt to live a longer, healthier life. In Addition, Amazon Halo Band will be the featured complimentary wearable for eligible John Hancock Vigor members, including three years of Halo membership, when Halo appears to the public. *

Because the launch of John Hancock Vigor in 2015, the business has actually constantly made enhancements to the program to much better meet consumers’ changing needs and expectations throughout physical activity, nutrition, mental health and more. This is the latest action in assisting consumers understand how their day-to-day choices can assist resolve their overall well-being.

“Amazon Halo is a new service devoted to helping clients improve their private health and wellness and we are thrilled to work with John Hancock to incorporate Halo into their Vitality program,” stated Melissa Cha, Vice President of Amazon Halo. “John Hancock shares our belief that little modifications can make a huge influence on health, and we look forward to seeing how their customers utilize the insights Amazon Halo supplies to earn benefits, and most significantly, attain their health goals.”

“Integrating Amazon Halo into our life insurance coverage ownership experience will allow us to continue to transform the role our industry plays in our clients’ lives,” stated Brooks Tingle, president and CEO of John Hancock Insurance Coverage. “At John Hancock, we believe a life insurance company is in an unique position to assist consumers live longer, much healthier lives, and by incorporating Amazon’s new health and wellness technology into our program, we can create a more significant, appealing and holistic experience for our consumers.”

The Amazon Halo service is anchored by a mobile app which offers insights into conventional metrics along with new-to-world tools and functions to enable customers to build healthier routines. The accompanying Amazon Halo Band is a wearable health and health gadget that quietly determines your activity, heart rate, sleep, and tone of voice to supply insights into your individual health within the Halo app. John Hancock Vigor clients can sync the Halo Band with their Vigor account to earn points, consisting of:

Activity

  • Amazon Halo measures activity based on a mix of movement and heart rate. Notified by international exercise guidelines and the most recent medical research study, Halo ratings activity based upon the strength and period of movement. John Hancock consumers will have the ability to earn Vitality Points using Halo for exercise by fulfilling action count or target heart rate thresholds.

Sleep

  • Amazon Halo determines time asleep, time awake, and time spent in the various stages of sleep including deep, light, and REM. Each early morning Halo members get a general score rating their sleep, with a hypnogram revealing sleep cycles. John Hancock Vigor consumers will be awarded points for a great night’s sleep as measured by their Amazon Halo Band.

Labs

  • Amazon Halo Labs are science-backed challenges or experiments that permit Halo members to find what works for them individually. At launch, Halo will provide more than 100 laboratories developed by professionals from some of the world’s leading health and wellness brand names and research study organizations across activity, sleep, nutrition, and mindfulness, with brand-new laboratories included frequently. John Hancock Vitality customers can earn Vigor Points for completing Halo Labs.

“Integrating this sort of innovation to the client experience continues to basically transform the value clients can obtain from their life insurance,” added Mr. Tingle. “We are thrilled about our work with Amazon and think our shared client fascination, combined with ingenious technology, rewards and benefits, can favorably affect our clients’ lives.”

With time, Amazon and John Hancock, together with Manulife, will check out extra chances to expand the program. John Hancock life insurance clients can likewise make Amazon gift cards, and for those who reach the highest levels of Vitality engagement, an Amazon Prime subscription. **

For more information on John Hancock Vigor, please check out https://www.johnhancockinsurance.com/vitality-program.html.

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About Amazon
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About John Hancock and Manulife
John Hancock is a system of Manulife Financial Corporation, a prominent global monetary services group that assists individuals make their choices much easier and lives better. We run mainly as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife worldwide, including Canada, Asia and Europe. We supply monetary guidance, insurance and wealth and property management services for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$ 1.2 trillion (US$ 0.9 trillion) as of June 30, 2020. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at manulife.com. Oneof the biggestlife insurance companies in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad series of financial items, consisting of life insurance coverage, annuities, financial investments, 401(k)plans, and education cost savings plans . Additional information about John Hancock might be found at johnhancock.com.

About Vigor Group
Directed by a core function of making individuals healthier, Vigor is the leader in improving health to unlock outcomes that matter. By mixing smart tech, information, rewards, and behavioral science, we inspire healthy modifications in individuals and organizations. Vitality brings a worldwide point of view through effective partnerships with the most forward-thinking insurers and business around the globe. More than 20 million people in 24 markets participate in the Vitality program. To learn more, visit https://vitality.international/.

* The complimentary Amazon Halo gadget and three-year Halo subscription are only available to new Vigor Plus Members and are not offered with policies provided in New york city, Puerto Rico and Guam. Amazon Halo enables Vitality members to earn Vitality Points for physical activity, sleep and Labs. The Amazon Halo health and health subscription is required in order to make Vigor Points for Amazon Halo sleep and the complete suite of Halo Labs. Other functions of Amazon Halo are not qualified for Vitality Points with the Vigor Program. The Amazon Halo health and health membership is complimentary for the first three years, after which charges will apply automatically to the credit card on file with Amazon.com unless the membership is pulled out of. Amazon and all associated marks are hallmarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

** Amazon Prime subscription readily available to Vitality PLUS members who have actually reached Platinum Status for three successive program years. Amazon present cards and the Amazon Prime benefit are not offered in New york city.

Vigor is the supplier of the John Hancock Vitality Program in connection with policies issued by John Hancock. John Hancock Vitality Program benefits and discounts are only readily available to the person guaranteed under the eligible life insurance policy, go through change and are not ensured to stay the same for the life of the policy.

Insurance plan and/or associated riders and features might not be readily available in all states.

Insurance items are provided by: John Hancock Life Insurance Coverage Business (U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02116 (not accredited in New York City) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595.

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