NU Online News Service, March 4, 2005, 3:40 p.m. EST

A Boston insurer has developed a new packet of materials for producers who want to help clients get their finances in order.[@@]

The insurer, John Hancock Life Insurance, a unit of Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto, says its new estate planning sales tool kit includes a wide range of descriptions of different planning techniques and examples of when the techniques may be best applied to meet specific client needs.

The kit also includes an estate tax calculators and fact finders.