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Below are the latest MetLife studies that give you insights into the complex issues facing the benefits industry.

12th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study: Benefits Breakthrough: How Employees and their Employers are Navigating an Evolving Environment (March, 2014)
Leverage findings from MetLife's 12th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study to understand the value employees place on their benefits and how benefits strategies are paying off for employers in the form of increased satisfaction and loyalty. The Study also examines a surprising dip in employer focus on voluntary benefits – and why now is not the time to reduce focus on this important strategy.
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New Research Reveals Why Accident and Critical Illness Insurance are Surprisingly Good for Business (February, 2014)
The study explores the growing need and popularity of supplemental health solutions not only to help employees address rising health care costs and gaps from existing coverage, but as an easy and valuable way for employers to address their business challenges and enhance their benefits strategy.
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Getting to Loyal: Legal Services Distinguish Your Company and Help Meet the Personalized Needs of Employees (February, 2013)
The study focuses on the growing popularity of offering legal services in the workplace including how they can help companies meet top benefits objectives, employees' needs for these services, how to successfully administer a plan, and criteria for selecting a qualified provider.
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The Next Chapter for MNC Globalisation: Scaling Risk to Opportunity (June, 2012)
The next chapter for MNC globalisation: Scaling risk to opportunity, an Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by MAXIS GBN (a joint venture between global insurers MetLife and AXA), explores what is driving globalisation today, and asks MNCs what factors might facilitate or derail their global growth plans. The findings are based on an Economist Intelligence Unit survey of more than 350 executives at MNCs worldwide, along with in-depth interviews with executives at MNCs of differing sizes and industry segments, and in different geographic locations.
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U.S. Pension Risk Behavior IndexSM (February, 2012)
The U.S. Pension Risk Behavior Index is a study of 156 corporate plan sponsors from some of the largest U.S. defined benefit (DB) pension plans. Now in its fourth year, the research measures plan sponsors' aptitude for managing - and attitudes about - 18 investment, liability and business risks to which their plans are exposed.
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The MetLife Study of Financial Wellness Across the Globe (December, 2011)
The MetLife Study of Financial Wellness Across the Globe describes how two multinational firms, American Express and EMC, have taken strategic measures to address the financial wellness of their employees. The report shows how government provisions and cultural variations in different countries impact company decisions regarding allocation of employee benefits as well as financial training.
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The 2011 MetLife Retirement Income IQ (October, 2011)
Results of The 2011 MetLife Retirement Income IQ, in which the majority of respondents answered 5 of the 15 information questions correctly, provide a mixed bag of increases in some areas of knowledge, yet persistent areas of misperception and misunderstanding. These results underscore the need for education and resources to ensure that pre-retirees are financially prepared as they plan for their retirement, and also ways to help them thread the information needed into a coherent understanding about what it will take to retire securely and successfully.
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