NU Online News Service, Oct. 10, 12:20 p.m. – Manulife USA, a unit of Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto, has introduced new sales tools and support services for producers who use the “stretch annuity” technique to sell products in its Venture Annuities annuity family.

Customers can use the stretch annuity technique to control how and when heirs will inherit annuity assets.