BOSTON, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Apples, almonds and 5Ks: three things that might seem unrelated to life insurance, until you take a closer look. With John Hancock life insurance with Vitality, you can be rewarded for the healthy choices you make – like seeing the doctor, running or walking a 5K and purchasing healthy foods. That's why John Hancock has teamed up with Cooking Light and Health to host the Fit Foodie Race Weekend in Austin, Texas, June 24-26, and to reward participants with delicious and healthy experiences.
After getting in their healthy steps, race participants can enjoy the ultimate post-race experience at the John Hancock Vitality Village, complete with:
- Cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, including Chef Sonya Coté, chef/owner at Hillside Farmacy and Eden East
- Food and beverage samples
- Fitness classes led by acclaimed professionals
- Raffle prizes and giveaways from top health and wellness brands
- Meet and greets with elite athletes, including "Boston" Bill Rogers, the four-time Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon champion, and Ryan Hall, the North and Central American record holder in the 20K, the 30K and half marathon.
Through these activities, John Hancock is showing people how fitness can co-exist with fun and healthy food experiences.
"Fitness without good nutrition is not nearly as impactful on your health as when you combine the two," said Michael Doughty, president, John Hancock Insurance. "That's why we're giving people the recipe for healthy living and rewarding them for simple activities like making healthy food choices, or even running a 5K like the Fit Foodie Race."
Rewards for Healthy Choices
John Hancock life insurance with Vitality rewards policyholders for the smarter choices they make every day to improve their health – like seeing the doctor, getting their flu shot and, now, purchasing healthy foods with the new Vitality HealthyFood™ program.
Through the HealthyFood program launched in April 2016, policyholders can be rewarded with savings of up to $600 annually on healthy food purchases.1 They can also earn program points that can lead to immediate rewards and additional savings of up to 15 percent on annual life insurance premiums.2
John Hancock Vitality policyholders can save on their groceries at more than 16,000 participating stores nationwide. Policyholders also gain nutritional information to help them adopt healthier eating habits through a new collaboration with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
To learn more about John Hancock life insurance with Vitality, and for tips on how to live a healthier life, visit JHRewardsLife.com. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #RewardingLife.
For more information or to sign up for the John Hancock Hosts the Cooking Light and Health Fit Foodie Race Weekend in Austin, Texas; Tampa, Florida; or San Diego, California, visit www.FitFoodieRun.com.
About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were $904 billion (US $697 billion) as at March 31, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com. The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com
The Vitality Group is a member of Discovery Ltd., a global financial services organization offering an incentive-based wellness program to employers as part of their benefits program. With a foundation based on actuarial science and behavioral economic theory, Vitality encourages changes in lifestyle that reduce health care costs, both in the short run and long term, by rewarding members for addressing their specific health issues. Vitality wellness programs serve companies in a wide range of sizes and industries, improving individuals' health and well-being as well as employers' bottom lines.
Vitality brings a global perspective through successful partnerships with large employers and best-in- class insurers around the world, in countries including the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, China, Singapore and Australia. Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VitalityUSA.
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1. HealthyFood savings are based on qualifying purchases and may vary based on the terms of the John Hancock Vitality program.
2. Premium savings are in comparison to the same John Hancock policy without the Vitality program. Annual premium savings will vary based upon policy type, the terms of the policy, and the level of participation in the John Hancock Vitality program.
Vitality is the provider of the John Hancock Vitality Program in connection with policies issued by John Hancock. Insurance policies and/or associated riders and features may not be available in all states.
Insurance products are issued by: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02110 (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595. MLINY060616042
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