1 Will Preparation Services and Estate Resolution Services are offered by Hyatt Legal Plans, Inc., a MetLife company, Cleveland, Ohio. In certain states, Will Preparation Services and Estate Resolution Services are provided through insurance coverage underwritten by Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company and its affiliates, Warwick, RI. These services are provided at no additional cost to those who purchase Supplemental Life Insurance only. Certain services are not covered by Estate Resolution Services, including matters in which there is a conflict of interest between the executor and any beneficiary or heir and the estate; any disputes with the group policyholder, MetLife and/or any of its affiliates; any disputes involving statutory benefits; will contests or litigation outside probate court; appeals; court costs, filing fees, recording fees, transcripts, witness fees, expenses to a third party, judgments or fines; and frivolous or unethical matters.
2 Subject to state law, and/or group policyholder direction, the Total Control Account is provided for all Life and AD&D benefits of $5,000 or more. The TCA is not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any government agency. The assets backing TCA are maintained in MetLife’s general account and are subject to MetLife’s creditors. MetLife bears the investment risk of the assets backing the TCA, and expects to earn income sufficient to pay interest to TCA Accountholders and to provide a profit on the operation of the TCAs.
3 The Accelerated Benefits Option is subject to state regulation and is intended to qualify for favorable federal income tax treatment, in which case the benefits will not be subject to federal income taxation. This information was written as a supplement to the marketing of life insurance products. Tax laws relating to accelerated benefits are complex and limitations may apply. You are advised to consult with and rely on an independent tax advisor about your own particular circumstances. Receipt of accelerated benefits may affect your eligibility, or that of your spouse or your family, for public assistance programs such as medical assistance (Medicaid), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplementary Social Security Income (SSI) and drug assistance programs. You are advised to consult with social service agencies concerning the effect that receipt of accelerated benefits will have on public assistance eligibility for you, your spouse or your family.
4 Grief Counseling and Funeral Planning 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 over 35,000 counselors. Counselors have master’s or doctoral degrees and are licensed professionals. Subject to state regulatory approval, not approved in all states. The grief counseling program does not provide support for issues such as domestic issues, parenting issues, or marital/ relationship issues (other than a finalized divorce). For such issues, members should inquire with their human resources departments about available company resources. This program is available to insureds, their dependents and beneficiaries, who must have received a serious medical diagnosis or suffered a loss that has occurred, meaning, the diagnosis or loss must have taken place prior to accessing the grief counseling program. Events that may result in a loss are not covered under this program unless and until such loss has occurred.
This summary provides an overview of your plan’s benefits. These benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between MetLife and the State of California and are subject to each state’s laws and availability. Specific details regarding these provisions can be found in the booklet certificate.
Life coverage is provided under a group insurance policy (Policy Form GPNP99/G2130‐S) issued to your employer by MetLife. Life coverage under your employer’s plan terminates when your employment ceases, when your Life contributions cease, or upon termination of the group contract. Should your life insurance coverage terminate for reasons other than non‐payment of premium or voluntary cancellation, you may convert it to a MetLife individual permanent policy without providing medical evidence of insurability.