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NEW YORK, September 4, 2012 – With a new school year underway, teachers everywhere are getting classrooms ready, stocking up on supplies and preparing lesson plans. Once the classroom is up and running, it's also a great time for educators to set some personal "fitness" goals, which is why MetLife Resources is encouraging teachers to be "Fit For Life," and has launched a new program and website:

"While teachers can get busy making creative lesson and class project plans, it's important to spend some time thinking about one's personal life and plans for a financially secure retirement," said Derrick Kelson, vice president, MetLife Resources. "Our new 'Fit for Life' website is an extension of the assistance MetLife financial services representatives provide to school employees to help them prepare for retirement by contributing to their 403(b) plan."

In addition to information about retirement planning options available to educators, the site offers teachers the ability to organize their own "Fit For Life" program, either online or by downloading a free e-Planner.

For additional information, visit to learn more about the "Fit For Life" program. The "Fit For Life" program can help you stay fit by providing helpful information regarding the benefits of saving for retirement.

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. MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit


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