John Hancock Offers Customers Discounted Access to Penuvo Whole-Body MRI Scans

John Hancock Vitality members will receive a $500 discount on Prenuvo’s whole-body scans, and qualified members will review their report with a nurse practitioner arranged by Prenuvo.

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John Hancock (Boston), a unit of Toronto-based Manulife, has announced that it is the first insurer in the U.S. to offer discounted access to Prenuvo’s (Redwood City, Calif.) whole-body MRI scans to eligible John Hancock Vitality customers. Characterizing the access as an industry first, the insurer notes that John Hancock Vitality members will receive a $500 discount on Prenuvo’s whole-body scans. John Hancock says that, with this offering, the company strengthens its commitment to providing customers access to cutting-edge technology and screening tools that enable members to take proactive steps to better understand and make more informed choices about their health. John Hancock places this offering within the context of its other investments in proactive and preventative healthcare. John Hancock was also the first insurer to offer customers access to GRAIL’s multi-cancer early detection test, Galleri.

Brooks Tingle, President and CEO, John Hancock Insurance.

“Early detection for cancer, lifestyle diseases, neurological diseases, and countless other health issues can make a world of difference for not just individuals and their families, but for society, our healthcare system, and our business,” comments Brooks Tingle, president and CEO, John Hancock.That’s why, at John Hancock, we’re committed to offering our customers access to emerging technologies that can help them take control of their health and hopefully drive better outcomes. We’re thrilled to bring Prenuvo’s visionary MRI technology to our customers.”

A John Hancock statement cites data that shows that six in 10 Americans live with a chronic illness, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or other conditions considered by the medical community as preventable. Chronic diseases also represent one of the nation’s leading causes of disability and drivers of the nation’s annual health care spending.

The statement notes that proactive care can significantly increase life expectancy, particularly among those in the 30- to 49-year age group. Prenuvo’s whole-body scan can identify 500+ conditions, including most solid tumors which can be detected as early as stage 1, in addition to aneurysms, cysts, and more.

Making Preventive Healthcare More Accessible to Consumers

Andrew Lacy, CEO and founder, Prenuvo.

“Out of the $4.5 trillion spent on healthcare in the U.S., less than 4 percent is allocated to preventative care. That needs to change,” comments Andrew Lacy, CEO and founder, Prenuvo. “Our collaboration with John Hancock marks the first step towards making preventative healthcare more accessible to consumers, and we’re excited to expand this partnership in the future as part of our ongoing efforts to engage with the insurance industry.”

After receiving a scan, qualified John Hancock Vitality members will review their report with a nurse practitioner arranged by Prenuvo. Individual reports will not be shared with John Hancock and will have no impact on a customer’s current life insurance coverage, pricing, or status in the John Hancock Vitality Program.

John Hancock Vitality is available with the company’s life insurance policies — offering education, support, incentives, and rewards to encourage customers to take everyday steps toward a longer, healthier, better life. John Hancock and Prenuvo hope to explore additional ways to expand the collaboration in the future, according to the John Hancock statement.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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