John Hancock originated from humble beginnings in 1862 as a four-person company formed in a single room. The name "John Hancock," one of our nation’s forefathers and the inspiration for the company, has long stood for integrity and commitment. John Hancock’s core retail products in the U.S. focus on providing financial solutions at every stage of clients’ lives. John Hancock holds top-tier brand awareness ranking with an 89% awareness score with U.S. consumers. Strong Claims Paying Ability/Financial Strength Ratings: A+ A.M. Best.