MetLife, Inc. (MetLife) is a provider of insurance, employee benefits and financial services, with operations throughout the United States and the regions of Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and India (EMEI). The Company provides a variety of insurance and financial services products, including life, dental, disability and long-term care insurance, various annuity products, and auto and home insurance. Within the United States, it also provides a range of savings and mortgage banking products. The Company's segments include Insurance Products (group life, individual life and non-medical health insurance products), Retirement Products (individual and institutional annuity products), Corporate Benefit Funding (pension closeouts, structured settlements and other benefit funding solutions), Auto and Home segment, International, as well as Banking, Corporate and Other.
MetLife, Inc. is the holding corporation for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, or MetLife, for short, and its affiliates. MetLife is among the largest global providers of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, with 90 million customers in over 60 countries. The firm was founded on March 24, 1868.
On January 6, 1915, MetLife completed the mutualization process, changing from a stock life insurance company owned by individuals to a mutual company operating without external shareholders and for the benefit of policyholders. The company went public in 2000. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia’s Pacific region, Europe, and the Middle East. MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States and serves 90 of the largest Fortune 500 companies. The company’s principal offices are located at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, though it retains some executive offices and its boardroom in the MetLife Building, located at 200 Park Avenue, New York City, which it sold in 2005.