John Hancock Financial, a unit of Manulife Financial Corp., has entered the travel insurance marketplace, distributing products through a new website, www.johnhancocktravel.com, and through travel insurance comparison sites, such as InsureMyTrip.com.

John Hancock says the new travel insurance plans and products combine cancellation, interruption, medical, accident and baggage protection with worldwide, 24-hour, multi-lingual emergency services. They will be distributed by John Hancock Insurance Agency Inc., and underwritten by Old Republic Insurance Co. (ORIC).

"Today's travelers make significant outlays for transportation, lodging and other expenses in planning trips," says Beth McGoldrick, assistant VP of John Hancock. "We expect this new line of insurance will meet the travel protection needs of the many customers we serve across the United States.”

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