Enrollment and contributions made easy
In just minutes, employees can enroll in their retirement plan at myplan.johnhancock.com or through John Hancock’s retirement app—anytime, anywhere. Our enrollment experience guides them through the process with step-by-step instructions that have been proven to increase contribution rates and help employees make better choices.
Seamless enrollment into the retirement plan
An easy-to-use experience on any device
Guided decision-making to help them through the process
Contribution rates are 63% higher with online express enrollment compared to paper
Online enrollment achieves higher deferral rates than paper-based enrollment
An enrollment experience that's personalized
Online enrollment helps employees make informed decisions, with personalized suggestions based on participant profile and plan features.
Contribution rate choices based on participants' personal profiles and the plan design features—such as an employer match (if applicable). They’re even shown how each contribution rate affects their paycheck and their potential tax savings.
Pretax or Roth
Participants can choose a different pretax or Roth contribution rate (if available in the plan).
Once the participant selects their contribution rate, they can choose from any of the investment options available to them.
Get your questions answered
Check out the FAQs below for answers to our most commonly asked questions. If these FAQs don’t answer all your questions, please reach out to us—we're happy to help.Contact your team
What enhancements have been made to the digital experience?
Registration improvements are being made to make sure that all employees coming to enroll first log in or register on myplan.johnhancock.com, or through John Hancock’s retirement app.
For plans that offer Retirement Advice, we’re also adding the option for newly eligible employees to select advice during enrollment.
Why were these enhancements made?
To better set expectations with participants around registering, securing, and accessing their account online and to improve participant satisfaction.
Required data to power the experience
What are my responsibilities?
Employee census data must be provided BEFORE enrollment materials are distributed to ensure a smooth registration and enrollment process.
What data is required to be provided to John Hancock so employees can set up their online account?
Minimum data to register is name, Social Security number, date of birth, and address.
How can I get the required data to John Hancock?
Through the plan sponsor website. There are options to do bulk uploads using a template or update individually. Speak to your client account representative if you have questions.
What happens if I don’t provide census data before the enrollment process begins?
Just like today, participants will receive a failure message and must engage their plan administrator, one by one, to get it resolved and then return to register.
It doesn’t prevent enrollment but creates a two-step process that causes frustration with participants and extra administrative burden for the plan sponsor.
What’s the best practice in terms of participation results?
Registering and enrolling online creates the best recipe for success, including higher deferral rates, increased ongoing engagement, and better outcomes.
Paper forms may seem like a good idea on the spot, but they lead to lower deferral rates and most never register and secure their account online. It also creates delays and administrative burdens for the sponsor and participants when filled out incorrectly.
I used to bypass registration and go straight to the enrollment experience. Is that going away?
Yes. Now, employees who go directly to the enrollment site will be redirected to log in or register first. Only after one of those steps is completed will they be presented with the enrollment experience.
All newly eligible participants should be directed to myplan.johnhancock.com to enroll.
Helping participants enroll online
Do you have any resources to help with enrolling eligible employees into their retirement plan?
Yes, plan customized enrollment and presentation tools are available on jhekitpdf.com.
How do I get my contract number and enrollment access number (EAN) to help eligible employees set up their online accounts?
These numbers can be found in your plan-specific enrollment materials. You can also find them on the plan sponsor website under “Your contract reports > Contract details > Contract profile.”
Can a participant elect to have Retirement Advice added after they enroll?
Yes, participants can elect to have advice added, online, after they’ve enrolled, if their plan offers it.
Can participants elect Retirement Advice when enrolling over the phone?
No. John Hancock phone enrollment representatives are unable to select Retirement Advice on the participant’s behalf.
Participants who want to elect Retirement Advice can do so online at any time.
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