BOSTON, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Retirement Plan Services has earned an Award of Excellence from the Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) for its My Best Next Step participant engagement initiative.
"Winning this recognition from IFCA is truly an honor," said Patrick Murphy, president, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. "Our efforts focus on putting the participant first, and we are thrilled to see the tools and solutions we offer participants recognized for doing just that."
John Hancock was honored with an Award for Excellence for marketing and communications creativity, design and writing.
My Best Next Step provides targeted online messaging that directs participants on the best next step in their retirement planning. It uses a complex set of algorithms that are participant and plan smart in order to select the appropriate action and messaging.
The company also earned a pair of Honorable Mentions for:
- A newly redesigned participant website, and
- John Hancock Plan Review, a detailed report that outlines key plan metrics for plan sponsors and their advisors.
There were a total of 479 entries in the IFCA Annual Awards competition, now in its 84th year. The annual awards competition offers communicators internationally the opportunity to submit their best work in more than 60 categories. The judging is done by peers, and each entrant receives feedback and comments from the judges.
"This year's field of entries was incredibly strong, so the projects that earned recognition truly are the cream of the crop," said Margot Carmichael Lester, IFCA's director of awards and recognition, who has also served as a judge for the competition for four years. "These award-winners are terrific models of successful projects that we can all learn from and be inspired by."
About the IFCA
The Insurance & Financial Communicators Association provides opportunities for financial communicators to share, learn and grow, so they can be the best at what they do. Founded in 1932, the organization is a trusted partner and key resource for financial communicators. For more information about the organization, visit www.ifcaonline.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 $934 billion (US $718 billion) as at June 30, 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.
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John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC offers plan administrative services and service programs through which a sponsor or administrator of a plan selects various investment options to offer in its retirement plan for investment. John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC does not provide fiduciary investment advice. John Hancock Trust Company LLC provides trust and custodial services to such plans.
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