Best Life Insurance Companies 2017
Metropolitian Life Insurance scored an overall ranking of 85.6 in this year's survey, and 84 percent of its members say that they would recommend the insurer. And it's easy to see why customers approve. They scored a 4.25 (out of 5) in both of the categories of customer service and "value for price."
Protecting life and limb
The origins of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) go back to 1863, when a group of New York City businessmen raised $100,000 to found the National Union Life and Limb Insurance Company. The new company insured Civil War sailors and soldiers against disabilities due to wartime wounds, accidents and sickness. In 1868, after several reorganizations and five difficult years, the company decided to focus on the life insurance business. A new company was chartered to sell "ordinary" insurance to the middle class.
Life insurance policies offered
- Term life
- Guaranteed acceptance whole life
- Whole life
- Universal life
- Variable Universal life
- Survivorship life
MetLife Life Insurance Company
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
Life insurance customer service: 1-800-638-5000