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John Hancock Hires Amanda Weaver to Lead Long-Term Care Government Relations Efforts


June 15, 2020


BOSTON – John Hancock has hired Amanda Weaver to join its Government Relations team as Assistant Vice President, with a focus on Long Term Care (LTC) related legislation and regulatory work. Ms. Weaver will serve as the face of John Hancock LTC to state regulatory and legislative bodies, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (in connection with the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program).

Ms. Weaver brings significant experience to her new role at John Hancock, including eight years with Heath Care Service Corporation, five years with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and two years with the American Academy of Actuaries, in addition to experience working on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

“We’re excited to have someone with Amanda’s impressive background join our team,” said Ken Ross, Vice President & Counsel, Government Relations, John Hancock. “Amanda brings not only a wealth of experience, but also strong relationships and a solid track record as a well-respected professional.”

Ms. Weaver will replace Marie Roche, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations, who will retire from John Hancock on August 31, 2020 after 40 years with the company. A widely recognized industry expert on LTC Insurance, Roche has held numerous positions associated with the LTC product line, helping the company navigate the legal, legislative and regulatory landscape. A consummate professional possessing a rare mix of deep legal, operational and practical knowledge, Marie earned a reputation as a subject matter expert with a human touch capable of endearing herself and gaining the respect of fellow industry colleagues, regulators, legislators, consumer representatives and John Hancock customers who had the pleasure of working with her.

“Marie has been an invaluable resource for John Hancock and the industry as a whole,” said Mr. Ross. “Her dedication, professionalism and collaborative approach exemplify the core values that we all strive toward at John Hancock and we are lucky that she will be with us through the end of the summer.”

Ms. Weaver will assume Ms. Roche’s LTC responsibilities, focusing primarily on the strategic planning and execution of John Hancock’s state LTC re-rate initiative and will be involved in a wide variety of LTC-related matters. Additionally, Ms. Weaver will support state outreach for other facets of the U.S. life insurance business.

Ms. Weaver earned a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She will be based in the Washington D.C. area.


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