The company began in 1863 when a group of New York businessmen formed the National Union Life and Limb Insurance Co. to insure Civil War sailors and soldiers against wartime-related disabilities. In 1868, the company dropped the casualty business and focused exclusively on life insurance becoming the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
In April 2021, The Farmers Exchanges and Farmers Group, Inc. completed it’s joint acquisition of MetLife’s home and auto business. This means that MetLife, Inc. is no longer affiliated with MetLife home and auto policies. This review was done prior to that acquisition. Future reviews will reflect the new ownership.
MetLife offers a GrandProtect policy, which allows you to combine your home, valuable items, autos, RVs, and boats into one comprehensive policy package. You receive one bill and have only one deductible. It might be a good fit if you’re looking to insure multiple assets or have complex insurance needs. It could also be good for those looking to obtain a higher amount of coverage – going beyond standard policies.