Government Relations

Our Government Relations team engages with policymakers and relevant stakeholders at international, regional and individual market levels to support our business, customers and employees. Government Relations supports opportunities and activities to promote diversity, inclusion, financial health and well-being of customers and communities in the markets in which we operate. In addition to the team, MetLife’s CEO Michel Khalaf and the executive leadership team often meet with policymakers to raise questions and advocate for MetLife on legislation and regulations.

The Government Relations team also collaborates with MetLife’s Sustainability function by engaging with regulators and other stakeholders on shared sustainability goals. Please see For the Environment to learn more about our participation in the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties.

Stakeholder Engagement

MetLife Hosts Members of the Congressional Black Caucus

Twenty members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), a non-partisan body made up of African-American members of Congress representing more than 82 million Americans, 25.3% of the total U.S. population and more than 17 million African Americans, joined MetLife at our headquarters during the CBC’s annual New York City retreat. The guests participated in a discussion of MetLife’s business, community impact and DEI efforts, among other topics, giving MetLife executives an opportunity to interact with several policymakers who currently lead or sit on key committees directly impacting MetLife’s domestic and international business interests.

Partnering for Financial Health in Mexico

To enrich dialogue and partnership on the Mexican government’s National Financial Inclusion Policy, MetLife Mexico Government Relations, MetLife Foundation and Fundación MetLife Mexico hosted four Roundtables on Financial Health in 2022 with strategic partners that included the United Nations Capital Development Fund and non-governmental organizations. These roundtables focused on financial health measurement, the use of behavioral science and supporting financial health in indigenous communities and among small businesses.

The Te Escuchamos a Fondo Program

Amidst the pension reforms being discussed in Chile, AFP ProVida, MetLife’s Chilean pension fund manager, and AFP PlanVital, Generali’s Chilean pension administrator, developed the Te Escuchamos a Fondo program to elicit stakeholder input and provide constructive and tangible contributions to the pension reform debate. The program began with in-person listening sessions and an online listening platform drawing 70,000 respondents. Partnering with the Center for Public Policies of the Catholic University, AFP ProVida and AFP PlanVital then convened work groups of experts and social leaders to develop principles and proposals for change.

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