New Initiative from MetLife Resources Encourages K-12 Educators to Strategically Approach Retirement at Each Stage of Their Professional Life

As the school year begins across the country, teachers are yet again focused on preparing students for successful futures. For most educators, students come first, but it’s just as important for teachers to commit to their own lifetime of learning and financial success. MetLife is dedicated to helping teachers achieve this goal and expand their knowledge about retirement planning throughout their careers, which is why the company has launched its new “MetLife 3 R’s to RetirementSM” campaign and website: 3r.metlife.com.

“Teachers devote their careers to helping students build promising lives, but when it comes to planning for their own retirement, there’s always an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of saving and the options available to them,” said Derrick Kelson, vice president of MetLife Premier Client Group, Workplace Initiatives. “With our new ‘MetLife 3 R’s to Retirement’ campaign, we are committed to expanding the range of resources and guidance that our MetLife financial services representatives already bring to school employees. We’re encouraging teachers of all ages to ‘review’ their retirement savings goals, ‘reassess’ their progress, then ‘retire’ when they’re ready. In doing so, we aim to help them more strategically contribute to their 403(b) plans and ultimately, achieve a more financially secure retirement.”

A cornerstone of this new initiative is to broaden awareness among K-12 educators of their employer-sponsored retirement plans and the new tools available to them at 3r.metlife.com. Tools provided on the website can help educators assess their savings and align their progress with their overall retirement goals. The campaign also promotes the one-on-one retirement planning guidance MetLife financial services representatives provide to educators to encourage them to take advantage of this available resource.

MetLife understands that greater awareness can spur more confidence and better retirement outcomes, which are particularly important for educators. In fact, the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute 2015 Plan Sponsor Study reports that K-12 administrators feel that only 41% of their employees will be financially prepared for retirement.

Visit 3r.metlife.com to learn how you can benefit from continuing your education on retirement planning.

About MetLife Resources 
MetLife Resources is a division of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (a MetLife company) that specializes in providing retirement plan products and other financial products and services to healthcare, educational, governmental and other nonprofit employers and their employees.

About MetLife 
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

MetLife Premier Client Group is the distribution channel name for the offices of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10166. Securities products offered by MetLife Securities, Inc. (MSI) (member FINRA/SIPC), 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. MLIC and MSI are MetLife companies