Holistic Well-Being

Our extensive benefits and well-being resources are rooted in our commitment to empathy and care, with programs that promote security and serve our colleagues and their families in times of need (e.g., expert advocacy after a serious diagnosis or practical support for caregivers).

MetLife maintains a global initiative, BeWell, that provides resources to help colleagues with resilience and coping, staying balanced, maintaining physical and financial well-being and building healthy relationships.

Through Thrive, a behavioral change technology company, and the Society for Human Resources Management, MetLife has joined over 80 companies in pledging to continue to prioritize the mental health and well-being of our colleagues.


MetLife’s company-paid and company-subsidized healthcare, disability, life insurance and retirement benefits are tailored to the needs of each market. Competitive paid time off and parental leave programs are provided in all markets. In the U.S., we have increased the minimum protection provided by our company-paid life and retirement plan from $75,000 to $100,000, giving colleagues and their families a more confident foundation.

Over many years, we have focused on enhanced mental health support, addressing access to care through coverage of out-of-network office visits at higher reimbursement levels in the U.S. and adding virtual mental health care options. In Chile, for example, an online service provides colleagues 24/7 access to telemedicine, psychological assistance and more. We have an Employee Assistance Program with access to mental health counseling in 21 countries, and in 2022 we added dedicated mental health specialists for our U.S. call center and claims operations colleagues to reduce barriers to care.


MetLife Provides Benefits for Many Types of Families

The Families at MetLife inclusion network connects and supports colleagues who are navigating family and career by keeping members apprised of available MetLife resources, organizing learning events and activities, and serving as a voice for caregivers. Please see A Culture of Trust and Inclusion to learn more about our inclusion networks. Among a host of others, MetLife’s current family benefits include:

  • Family First Provides caregivers access to a team of experts who can assist in finding personalized caregiving solutions, as well as addressing mental/behavioral health challenges, special needs and disabilities, substance abuse, chronic conditions, navigating Medicare and more;
  • Milk Stork Breastfeeding colleagues in the U.S. can take advantage of Milk Stork, a service that makes it easy and convenient for them to ship breast milk home during business travel;
  • Pathways Scholarship Program MetLife Foundation encourages and supports post-high school education for the children of MetLife colleagues around the world. Since 1990, we have provided 2,145 scholarships worth over $10.6 million. In the last five years, we have awarded an average of 97 new awards per year; and
  • RethinkCare Aimed at parents and caregivers of children with learning, social or behavioral challenges and developmental disabilities, RethinkCare gives families 24/7 access to tools and resources designed to assist families and their care teams to better understand, teach and communicate with their child.

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