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Hancock Talks Podcast
Now there's an easy way to gain ideas that can help grow your business. Our informative podcast series offers insights into life insurance trends and opportunities — both in the industry and at John Hancock — with a focus on tactics that can help drive your life insurance sales
Most recent episodes:
Episode 30 • February 2023 • 20mins
Listen to the latest episode of Hancock Talks to hear how telling stories can help you connect with your clients — and communicate and clarify all that life insurance offers. Join John Hancock’s Mark Berry, Variable Life Vice President (and master storyteller), and Carly Brooks, Head of Advanced Markets. During this podcast, you will learn:
Episode 29 • January 2023 • 36mins
Don’t miss 2023’s first episode of Hancock Talks, where Carly Brooks and Army Robinson dive into planning opportunities for the new year in light of today’s economic and tax landscape. Tune in for details on:
Episode 28 • November 2022 • 18mins
In our latest episode of Hancock Talks, gain valuable insights that can improve your upcoming planning discussions. Kevin Blanton, Associate Counsel of our Advanced Markets team, discusses the 2022 developments that impact the planning landscape, what may be next and how clients can prepare despite unknowns, including details on:
Episode 27 • October 2022 • 19mins
John Hancock is the first carrier to offer life insurance customers access to the Galleri® test, a breakthrough early cancer screening tool. In this episode, we’ll explore the new collaboration that’s making this offering possible, how the pilot program works, and why John Hancock is making early cancer screening more accessible to customers. The Galleri test was developed by GRAIL — the newest partner to join the John Hancock Vitality network. Listen in as Lindsay Hanson from John Hancock and Chris Della Porta from GRAIL talk about the companies’ shared commitment to helping people live longer, healthier, better lives. They will also discuss:
Episode 26 • August 2022 • 16mins
We’re kicking off Life Insurance Awareness Month with insights from Lai-Sahn Hackett, Corporate Vice President of Insurance at LIMRA and LOMA. With a focus on the details research reveals about consumers' awareness of life insurance today -- and what that means to us as we talk with clients -- we explore:
Episode 25 • July 2022 • 17mins
Tune in to another timely episode of Hancock Talks to hear Alex Silva, Vice President & CFO of US Insurance at John Hancock, explore market volatility and rising interest rates and their impact on the life insurance industry. Gain insights on:
Episode 24 • May 2022 • 33mins
Join us for a fascinating conversation with attorney and tax expert Marty Shenkman about the practical lessons estate planning and other financial professionals can learn from the Levine case – a precedent-setting tax court decision. While the Levine case took an intergenerational split-dollar approach, lessons learned are helpful in other contexts. In this episode, we explore:
Episode 23 • April 2022 • 16mins
The tax-filing season presents an opportunity for planning discussions, since there is often important information clients can learn from the 1040 tax form — with your help. Tune in to hear Caroline Brooks, AVP & Counsel and Head of our Advanced Markets team, explain how details gleaned from the 1040 can be a catalyst for key planning conversations, such as:
Episode 22 • March 2022 • 36mins
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Marti Barletta, a best-selling author and marketing expert, as she talks about what women are looking for in a life insurance producer and provides insights and tactical solutions for building your referrals and book of business. This episode will explore:
Episode 21 • February 2022 • 32mins
Join us for an in-depth conversation about Brooks’ key priorities for 2022, his take on industry trends, and what it all means for sales opportunities for our firms and producers in the year ahead.
In this episode, we explore:
Episode 20 • January 2022 • 20mins
In this episode of Hancock Talks, Lindsay Hanson, Vice President, Head of Behavioral Insurance, discusses how to change the conversation around life insurance to living — and living well. Tune in to hear how this approach can improve customer experience and engagement to help you drive sales.
In this episode, we will explore:
Episode 19 • December 2021 • 30mins
In this episode of Hancock Talks, we focus on the estate-planning landscape and the impact of potential tax legislation, both today and during the year ahead. We’re joined by Kevin Blanton, Associate Counsel with John Hancock’s Advanced Markets group, to discuss:
This episode discusses the importance of having a plan for a long-term care event, including:
Learn more with these additional resources and marketing materials
Episode 17 • October 2021 • 32mins
In this new episode of Hancock Talks, two knowledgeable and insightful guests — Michael Amoia, of Crump Life Insurance Services, and Michael Fontanini, of Lion Street — sit down with Carly Brooks, AVP & Counsel to discuss the sweeping tax law changes, which if enacted, would impact wealth transfer and trust planning. Help your clients understand what’s on the horizon, including:
Episode 16 • August 2021 • 25mins
Make this September the best Life Insurance Awareness Month yet by learning how to uncover new sales opportunities and overcome purchase barriers. We’re joined by Alison Salka, Senior Vice President and Director of Member Benefits Research, LIMRA, who will discuss the following topics:
Episode 15 • July 2021 • 13mins
This month we are discussing how John Hancock is making the buying process easier for our firms, producers, and clients. This episode will explore:
Episode 13 • April 2021 • 28mins
This month we are exploring how to avoid stalled deals and client procrastination with the goal of shortening the sales cycle and helping clients make a decision faster and with less effort. Our featured guest is Chuck Hollander, founder of Red Flag Advantage and past President and Chairperson of the Board of Forum 400. Chuck has over 25 years of experience in financial services as a top producer, entrepreneur and speaker. This episode will share insights on:
Episode 12 • Feburary 2021 • 27mins
Our newest podcast focuses on potential legislative changes that could affect small business owners, highlighting how they can navigate their current and future needs. We’re joined by Caroline Brooks, head of Advanced Markets and AVP and counsel for John Hancock Insurance, who will share insights on:
Episode 11 • January 2021 • 34mins
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Steve Herlihy, a Partner with Wellspring Associates and an avid Vitality member, as he talks about his personal experience with John Hancock Vitality PLUS and how he positions the program with his high-net-worth clients.
In this episode, we will also explore:
For ideas and resources to help put the tactics we discuss in this episode into action, visit our dedicated Vitality page.
Episode 10 • December 2020 • 21mins
In this episode of Hancock Talks, we are dissecting the potential impact the presidential election could have on wealth-transfer strategies for your high-net-worth (HNW) & high-income clients. We’re joined by Kevin Blanton, Associate Counsel with John Hancock’s Advanced Markets group, to discuss:
Learn more with the latest Advanced Markets blog.
Episode 9 • October 2020 • 23mins
Learn why now is the time for your high-net-worth clients to take advantage of today’s low interest rates. Our guest this episode is Alan Brown, a partner at the law firm HunterMaclean, who discusses strategies he’s utilizing today to help his clients benefit from both the historically high transfer tax exemptions and low interest rate environment. In the latest episode, you’ll gain insights on:
Learn more with these additional resources.
Episode 8 • September 2020 • 24mins
This month on Hancock Talks, we’re exploring the connection between behavioral economics and financial decision-making. Our featured guest is Joey Davenport, President of the Hoopis Performance Network in Chicago. He has over 25 years of experience in financial services as a top producer. He is also co-author of the #1 bestselling book, The Power of Coaching: Engaging Excellence in Others.
In this episode, we will explore:
Episode 7 • August 2020 • 33mins
We’re talking to experts in the areas of nutrition, technology and virtual health to learn about the latest trends in overall personal health and wellness. Our featured guests, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and Dr. Vindell Washington, CEO of Onduo, share their insights on these topics that are top-of-mind for so many.
In this episode, we will explore:
Episode 5 • June 2020 • 21mins
Discover how conducting a policy review can not only have a positive impact on your clients, but can also bring about opportunities for you. In this episode of Hancock Talks, you’ll gain insights on:
Learn more with these additional resources and marketing materials.
Episode 4 • May 2020 • 20mins
See how we are meeting the needs of our partners, distributors, and clients. In this episode, you’ll learn about:
Episode 3 • April 2020 • 33mins
A gifting strategy is one of the best ways to enhance your client’s legacy and minimize their exposure to transfer taxes. Given today’s uncertainty, clients who are able to leverage the largest gift tax exemption in history may be more reluctant than ever to irrevocably give away their assets — even if they know it will benefit their estates in the long run.
Episode 2 • March 2020 • 16mins
Knowing the key selling points to Indexed UL can help you uncover value for your clients and open new opportunities for you.
In this episode, you’ll learn
Plus, see how to apply the backstop concept to IUL and get an overview of the marketing resources available to support your IUL sales process.
Episode 1 • March 2020 • 21mins
This episode discusses a new program that pairs the protection of any John Hancock life insurance policy with a day-to-day diabetes management support.
This podcast will give actionable ways for financial professionals to prospect for Aspire clients, ideas on how to position the program to high-net-worth clients, and how to promote Aspire through social media channels. Tune in to see how the Aspire program can provide you a significant sales opportunity.
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