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Retirement Plan Sponsors

We have established an outstanding track record as a partner that provides customized solutions for you and your participants.

As the world continues to change the way Americans approach retirement, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services is steadfastly committed to helping them retire with dignity. Our Participants 1st® approach arms individuals with personally relevant advice and savings solutions appropriate for their unique holistic and enduring journey.

Plan sponsors rely on our in-depth guidance, scalable solutions, and transparent platform to help create a retirement-ready workforce, manage fiduciary duties, and achieve their specific business objectives. And as part of Manulife Financial and John Hancock Financial Services we can provide a powerful set of advantages to plan sponsors who partner with us.

  • One of the largest full-service providers of 401(k) plans across all plan sizes1
  • Servicing more than 58,000 plans and helping over 2.8 million participants2

The John Hancock retirement plan and services lineup

From startups to major corporations, we provide innovative solutions for retirement plans of all sizes. If growth is in your future, we can help to ensure your retirement program is prepared for the journey.


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JH Total Retirement Solutions

Solutions for larger plans, a comprehensive, bundled retirement plan service with the ability to handle complex plan design and total retirement outsourcing (defined benefit, non-qualified plans, and Taft-Hartley), all on an open architecture platform.

JH Enterprise®

Flexible 401(k) solution for growing plans that require flexibility in investment selection and a broad range of plan design features and services. Available bundled and unbundled.

JH Signature™

Simple, packaged, and flexible for small and growing businesses.

1 2016 PLANSPONSOR Magazine Recordkeeper Survey (YE 2015 data); June 2016. 

2As of September 30, 2018, John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA) supported 45,486 plans, 1,617,710 participants, and $ 88,602,912,000 in AUMA. John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York supported 2,502 plans, 74,898 participants, and $ 5,197,421,000 in AUMA. John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC supported 10,967 plans, 1,177,619 participants, and $74,473,907,000 in AUMA. Participant Counts reflect all active participants with a balance. Approximate unaudited figures for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services division, provided on a U.S. statutory basis.

John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) (John Hancock USA), John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York (John Hancock New York), and John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC are collectively referred to as "John Hancock".

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC offers administrative or recordkeeping services to sponsors and administrators of retirement plans.  John Hancock Trust Company LLC provides trust and custodial services to such plans.

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, New York.  Product features and availability may differ by state.

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC, John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York each make available a platform of investment alternatives to sponsors or administrators of retirement plans without regard to the individualized needs of any plan.  Unless otherwise specifically stated in writing, each such company does not, and is not undertaking to, provide impartial investment advice or give advice in a fiduciary capacity.   

Both John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York do business under certain instances using the John Hancock Retirement Plan Services name.

JH Enterprise® is a registered trademark of John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.). JH Signature™ is a trademark of John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and is used under license by John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York.

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