NU Online News Service, Sept. 19, 2003, 12:38 p.m. EDT – John Hancock Financial Services Inc., Boston, says it will be introducing three new life insurance products by the end of the year and wants to cut the time it takes to develop future products.

The company already has introduced the Medallion Variable Life Edge II and Protection UL policies, which offer new pricing and guarantees, Hancock says.

The upcoming products “will be among the most competitive in the industry, offering attractive pricing, strong performance and innovative features,” Hancock says.