John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Launches Dedicated Website with Comprehensive Set of Tools and Services for TPA Firm Owners

TPAessentials focuses on giving TPAs edge in competitive environment

Feb 24, 2016, 10:00 ET from John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has launched a dedicated website for its TPAessentials program, a comprehensive suite of tools and services for third-party administrators (TPAs). The website can help TPA firm owners run a successful business and provides them with easy access to resources that can add value for their clients.

The TPAessentials program and website is available to TPAs who complete a program application.  Resources include online tools, continuing education webcasts, and professional service subscriptions and discount programs, organized under four categories that are key to business success:

  • Operational efficiency – tools and services that streamline administrative workflow with John Hancock
  • Industry education – training and tools to help TPAs develop their knowledge base efficiently and cost-effectively
  • Business practice optimization – tools and programs to help TPAs manage their practices, identify opportunities, and measure success
  • Marketing support – programs and support to help TPAs market their firms' services, define their value propositions, and generate sales

The latest tool available through the new website is the TPA Service Exchange. TPA business owners can generate additional revenue by promoting the services they offer for outsourcing to other TPA firms.  By using this resource, TPAs can partner with each other to broaden their service offerings.

"At JHRPS, we want to be the TPA's partner of choice," said Ann Slotwinski, vice president, TPA Services, JHRPS.  "For more than 20 years, our company has been working closely with TPAs, listening to their needs and developing resources to help create strong, healthy businesses. Our comprehensive TPAessentials program, easily accessed through our new dedicated website, reflects the input we received from the market and our commitment to provide industry-leading support to help the TPA industry thrive."

About John Hancock 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 C$935 billion (US$676 billion) as at December 31, 2015. 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

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

John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York are collectively referred to as "John Hancock".

Group annuity contracts and recordkeeping agreements are issued by John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Boston, MA (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY.  Product features and availability may differ by state.


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