WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Understanding insurance needs just
got easier with Manulife's new InsureRight app. The app, now available
for the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone and the Apple iPad, uses an
interactive approach to help consumers learn about insurance and help
them estimate how much life insurance they may need.
The InsureRight app is based on InsureRight.ca, a Manulife website that provides consumers with tools and calculators
to help determine how much life and health insurance they may need.
Accessible anytime, anywhere, the app is built to take advantage of the
user's particular platform so they can explore their financial
protection goals using the device they're most comfortable with.
"The InsureRight app is a terrific starting point for anyone interested
in insurance," said Josef Frank, AVP of Insurance Marketing, Retail
Markets. "It helps take some of the mystery out of buying insurance by
allowing consumers to evaluate their own personal needs in a friendly,
The new mobile app is designed to provide a user-friendly experience for
consumers on the go. From any BlackBerry 10 device or Apple iPad, the
app includes a video to help users think about what they may want to
protect and a Risk Calculator to help them learn about the risks they
may face. Plus, the Quick Quote calculator provides an estimate of how
much life insurance the user may need.
"The app is easy-to-use and very interactive so it helps consumers learn
about their insurance needs and feel comfortable talking about them,"
said Mr. Frank. "When it comes time to meet with an advisor, they'll
have a better idea of what they want to protect and how their advisor
can help them."
With the app, users can access InsureRight with or without an Internet
connection. When a connection is available, in addition to providing an
estimate of how much life insurance may be right, the app estimates the
monthly cost. If consumers want a full review of their life, critical
illness and disability insurance needs, they can also use the
InsureRight calculator, available at InsureRight.ca.
Download the app from BlackBerry World or iTunes or visit InsureRight.ca.
InsureRight.ca is an innovative website designed to help Canadians
realize the importance of life and health insurance to protect
themselves and those they love. The site's easy-to-use tools and
calculators make it simple for consumers to determine how much
insurance they may need.
InsureRight.ca includes a Quick Quote feature for life insurance that uses just a few questions to provide an
idea of how much life insurance may be right. The InsureRight Calculator gives a more complete analysis, reviewing life, critical illness and
disability insurance needs. The site also features a video for a quick
tour of the website and a Risk Calculator that estimates the likelihood of needing life, critical illness or
disability insurance before age 65.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group
with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States.
Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and
forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial
decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and
distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management
products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset
management services to institutional customers. Funds under management
by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$515 billion (US$523
billion) as at September 30, 2012. The Company operates as Manulife
Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE,
and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the
Internet at manulife.com.
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation
For further information:
Tracy Van Kalsbeek