John Hancock introduces John Hancock Aspire

John Hancock announced John Hancock Aspire with Vitality, “the first of its kind life insurance designed specifically for Americans living with diabetes,” in collaboration with Verily, an Alphabet company, and digital healthcare company Onduo.

John Hancock Aspire offers customers living with diabetes life insurance paired with a technology-enabled program that provides coaching, clinical support, education, and rewards to help manage and improve their health. All John Hancock Aspire customers will also have access to an enhanced version of John Hancock Vitality along with the potential to save up to 25% on their premiums.

Qualifying John Hancock Aspire customers with type 2 diabetes will be eligible to access Onduo’s virtual clinic and receive a blood glucose monitoring device which, when used in conjunction with the Onduo app, provide insights into the user’s diabetes management. Onduo’s virtual care team, made up of diabetes professionals such as dieticians, diabetes educators and doctors, offers personalized guidance and support regarding diet, activity, lifestyle habits and medication management. Those using Onduo to manage and improve their health can earn points to further boost their overall Vitality rewards and lower their premiums.

“The life insurance industry hasn’t traditionally served people living with diabetes well, when actually, we’re among the most uniquely positioned to help improve their health outcomes because our customer relationships often last a lifetime. At John Hancock, we believe in helping customers live longer, healthier lives, whether they’re living with a chronic condition like diabetes, or not. When we help customers manage their diabetes by providing virtual care, education, support, incentives and rewards, we’re not only creating value for them, but also for our industry and society as a whole. That’s why we’re thrilled to work with innovative industry leaders, Verily and Onduo, to offer access to people living with diabetes to this first-of-its-kind offering. It’s time our industry started delivering more tailor-made solutions that truly help our customers.” – Brooks Tingle, President and CEO of John Hancock.

“This dynamic partnership with John Hancock unlocks the full potential for the Onduo platform, empowering people living with Type 2 diabetes to co-produce their own health at home and in mobile environments and rewards them for doing so. Through this initiative, Verily and John Hancock are pushing the envelope on the role life insurance can play in both providing financial security and helping people live longer, healthier lives.” – Andy Conrad, CEO, Verily.

John Hancock Aspire will be available to customers on November 18, 2019.