History of Metlife

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, or in other words Metlife, originated in 1863 when New York businessmen raised over $100,000 to begin a new company that provided insurance for its customers. MetLife's original name was the National Union Life and Limb Insurance Company, which provided sailors from the Civil War with pensions for disabilities due to wounds, sicknesses, and injuries that were received during the Civil War.

Five difficult years later, after company reformations and other problems, the focus of the insurance company turned to life insurance. The companies intention was to provide ordinary life insurance for middle-class individuals. Over time, the companies name was changed to Metlife, which is what the company is today.

Metlife provides its customers with many different insurance services, internationally. The company has ties to different groups and individuals located in Europe and Latin America, even people in countries as far away as the Asia and Pacific region. Metlife practically offers its services worldwide.

Metlife offers the following services:

Auto & Home Insurance.
Life insurance.
Group Life Insurance.
Disability Insurance.
Group Disability Insurance.
Mutual funds and other investments.
Long-term care insurance.
Health Insurance, even for families.
Financial planning.
Retirement planning.
Wealth management.
Banking and financial service.

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