John Hancock: New Conversion UL Now Available

06-07-2021

John Hancock now offers a Conversion UL product for clients who decide to convert their policy to a permanent life insurance policy during the term conversion period without evidence of insurability. The following details provide insight into taking advantage of Conversion UL:

  • Depending on the details outlined in the contract’s Term Conversion Provision, your term clients have access to either:
    • 1) any John Hancock permanent product available for new business sales OR
    • 2) a permanent product designated for conversion as outlined in the chart below. Note, this is a general reference only, and clients should reference their specific policy contract for details on the term conversion provision.
            Term Series
  Term products before 2015 Term products 2015 and later
Initial conversion period (typically first 4 or 6 years) Any permanent product available for new business sales Any permanent product available for new business sales
Remaining conversion period Any permanent product available for new business sales A designated conversion product
  • For term policies where conversion is to a designated conversion product, Accumulation IUL ‘21 is the current product designated for term conversions.
  • On term conversion sales going forward, Conversion UL ‘20 will be the permanent product designated for conversion. Any term conversion sales, where conversion is to a designated conversion product, after the dates below will use Conversion UL ‘20.
  • For sales in progress, please note the transition rules below if seeking to use Accumulation IUL ‘21 as the designated conversion product.

State approvals

Conversion UL ’20 is approved in all states except: Delaware, Florida, North Dakota, South Dakota, New York and Gua

New business and underwriting information

June 18, 2021                 

The John Hancock home office must receive a term-conversion application for Accumulation IUL ’21 signed by the insured and owner by this date. Note: the John Hancock home office must receive an Accumulation IUL ‘21 application signed by the insured and owner in addition to a fully executed New York Definition of Replacement (NB4082NY) (if applicable), Notification and Authorization form (NB4084NY) and Important Notice Regarding Replacement (NB4081NY) by this date.
July 9, 2021  By this date, John Hancock must have provided a final underwriting offer, received all administrative requirements to issue the policy, including at least the minimum initial premium, and received confirmation to proceed with the 1035 Exchange (if applicable). For any new term conversion sales after this date where conversion is to a designated product, Conversion UL ‘20 will be the permanent product offered.

Reminders:

  • All forms are available on JHSalesHub or through the other form vendors supported by John Hancock.
  • The target turnaround time to complete an “in good order” term conversion is five business days.

Please give us a call at 1-800-792-6795 if you have any questions.