FUNERAL PLANNING ENHANCES METLIFE GROUP LIFE BENEFITS PORTFOLIO
NEW YORK, March 15, 2010 – MetLife, the largest U.S. life insurer and a leading provider of employee benefits, announced today that funeral planning resources are now provided with all of its Group Life and Accident insurance products. The convenient Funeral Planning Guide helps employees easily document important financial information as well as indicate their funeral preferences, thereby alleviating some of the stress family members may experience during a difficult situation.
The Funeral Planning Guide complements other features available through or with MetLife’s Group Life portfolio, including: face-to-face access to a lawyer for will preparation and estate resolution services; Delivering the Promise® (MetLife’s support program for beneficiaries); travel assistance; and identity theft solutions.
“MetLife’s Funeral Planning is designed to provide employees with peace of mind now as well as help ensure the future peace of mind of their families. Added to products and services MetLife already offers, the Funeral Planning Guide can help employers maximize the value of their group life programs by meeting the changing needs of employees throughout their lifetimes,” said Graham Cox, vice president, Group Life Products, MetLife.
The Funeral Planning Guide can be accessed though MyBenefits, MetLife’s online employee benefits portal, or at www.metlife.com/funeralplanningguide.
About MetLife’s Group Life Offerings
Delivering the Promise® is a MetLife survivor assistance program that provides personal assistance and specialized services to employees’ beneficiaries. Will Preparation and MetLife Estate Resolution ServicesSM are offered by Hyatt Legal Plans, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. In certain states, legal services benefits are provided through insurance coverage underwritten by Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Affiliates, Warwick, Rhode Island. In certain states, Will Preparation and MetLife Estate Resolution Services are subject to regulatory approval and are not currently available.
Identity Theft is part of Travel Assistance services administered by AXA Assistance USA, Inc. Certain benefits provided under the Travel Assistance program are underwritten by ACE American Insurance Company. AXA Assistance and ACE American are not affiliated with MetLife, and the Travel Assistance services they provide are separate and apart from the insurance provided by MetLife.
MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.