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MetLife introduces Grief Counseling Service1 effective 1/1/2014

Available on basic group life insurance programs at no additional cost, MetLife's grief counseling service, provided by Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), Inc., provides employees, their dependents and beneficiaries with counseling to help them cope with grief following the death of a loved one or a major life change such as divorce, loss of employment, or financial hardship. The service provides five confidential counseling sessions per event — either face-to-face or by telephone.
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MetLife Introduces more flexible underwriting for Group Customers effective 1/1/2013

For groups with 10 - 999 lives: New hires and employees who have a change in family status throughout the year will now have until their next annual enrollment to make new Life Insurance elections for themselves and their dependents. With an extended enrollment period, employees will have more time to evaluate how much life insurance to purchase - without having to make these important decisions immediately after joining a new company or experiencing key life events.

For groups with 100 - 999 lives: New modified open enrollment guidelines are in place. At takeover of an existing voluntary life plan or for first-time plans that meet certain criteria, MetLife is offering active employees (both new and current participants) and their dependents the ability to increase their coverage levels or purchase first-time coverage in their voluntary plan with no medical questions.

MetLife launches WillsCenter.com2
Available exclusively through MetLife, anyone may create a will, living will and power of attorney documents via This online service is easy to use, secure, and available 24 x 7 along with access to technical assistance via phone and online assistance through a dedicated support portal.

How Benefit Communications Can Narrow the Gender Gap
In large part, you can measure the success of a group life insurance program by employee participation rates. Not only do you need to consider how many employees participate, but also what amounts of supplemental coverage they buy. Working men and women may have similar financial responsibilities, but research demonstrates that their life insurance ownership amounts are different. This phenomenon isn’t readily explained simply because job positions and incomes may differ, because women are even more underinsured than men. To view full article.

To learn how employers can maximize the perceived value of their benefits programs and connect with their women workforce, click here.

1 Subject to state regulatory approval. Grief Counseling services are provided through an agreement with Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), Inc. HRI is not an affiliate of MetLife, and the services HRI provides are separate and apart from the insurance provided by MetLife. HRI has a nationwide network of approximately 46,700 counselors. Counselors have master’s or doctoral degrees and are licensed professionals with extensive experience working with people who have suffered a loss.

2 is a document service provided by SmartLegalForms, Inc., an affiliate of Epoq Group, Ltd. SmartLegalForms, Inc. is not affiliated with MetLife and the service is separate and apart from any insurance or service provided by MetLife. The service does not provide access to an attorney, does not provide legal advice, and may not be suitable for your specific needs. Please consult with your financial, legal, and tax advisors for advice with respect to such matters.

Like most group life insurance policies, MetLife group policies contain certain exclusions, limitations, and reductions of benefits and terms for keeping them in force. Please contact us for costs and complete details.



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