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.