Retirement Plans

With John Hancock, you are partnering with a proven and long-standing leader in the retirement plan industry. One with a demonstrated track record of innovation, exceptional service, and an unparalleled degree of retirement plan expertise.

Why John Hancock Retirement Plan Services?

With John Hancock as your partner, Plan Sponsors and their employees will benefit from an experienced industry leader who offers high-touch service and support and a commitment to putting participants first.

  • One of the largest full-service providers of 401(k) plans across all plan sizes1.
  • Servicing close to 57,000 plans and helping nearly 2.8 million participants2.
  • In business for over 100 years and our customer focus drives innovative tools and services.

Inside Retirement Plans

Retirement Plans

John Hancock understands the complexity and depth of experience required to deliver retirement plans that help you achieve your business and personal goals. We've become a leading provider of retirement plans by focusing on the following essentials:

  • Flexible and impactful plan design
  • High-touch enrollment support and participant engagement
  • Rigorous investment selection process
  • Robust fiduciary support services and products
Investment Only

For plans offered in an open architecture environment, John Hancock's popular Lifestyle and Lifecycle portfolios are available on an investment-only basis. This gives you access to:

  • Our asset allocation portfolios, that are now available on all of the major Mutual Fund Trading Networks and through many leading record keepers.
  • Our highly accredited fund selection and monitoring process

Contribution Limits

Find out how much you can contribute to your retirement plan this year.

Limits for 2017 »

If You Have A 401(k)

You can move outside qualified retirement accounts (401(k), 403(b), 457(b) IRA, etc) into your John Hancock 401(k) Plan, to help simplify your retirement planning.

JH Signature »
JH Enterprise/TRS »


If you're leaving your plan, you can roll over to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with no sales charge for the life of your account.*
*a $25 annual account maintenance fee may apply.

Our Products

JH Signature

Simple and scalable retirement plan solution that helps small and mid-sized plan sponsors provide a healthy, successful retirement plan that puts participants on the right track to meet their goals.

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JH Enterprise

Flexible, bundled 401(k) solution for growing plans that require flexibility in investment selection and a broad range of plan design features

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Total Retirement Solution

For larger plans, we deliver comprehensive, bundled retirement plan services with the ability to handle complex plan design, and total retirement outsourcing (defined benefit, nonqualified plans, Taft-Hartley), all on an open architecture platform.

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1. PlanSponsor Magazine, 2015

2. As of March 31, 2016, John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA) supported 43,627 plans and 1,634,666 participants. John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York supported 2,407 plans and 75,507 participants. John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC supported 10,830 plans and 1,043,239 participants. Approximate unaudited figures for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services division, provided on a U.S. statutory basis.

A fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses should be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the fund. A prospectus is available on Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC offers plan administrative services and service programs through which a sponsor or administrator of a plan may invest in various investment options on behalf of plan participants. These investment options have not been individually selected by John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC. John Hancock Trust Company, LLC provides trust and custodial services to such plans.

Group annuity contracts and recordkeeping agreements are issued by John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York. Product features and availability may differ by state.

Both John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York do business under certain instances using the John Hancock Retirement Plan Services name.

JH Enterprise® is a registered trademark by John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.).

JH Signature™ is a trademark of John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA) used under license by John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York.

Please keep in mind that mutual fund shares: Are not FDIC insured | May lose value | Come with no bank guarantee | Are not insured by any government agency

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