MetLife adds new benefits for members

MetLife announced the launch of two services, Will Preparation & Digital Estate Planning and Estate Resolution, now available to members enrolled in life insurance at no additional cost through its MetLife Worldwide Benefits business. Legal services like will preparation and estate resolution are among the top benefits requested by globally-mobile employees of their employers, according to MetLife’s Annual 2022 Expat Employee Benefit Trends Study.

These services, offered through MetLife Legal Plans, provide members access to an extensive network of over 18,000 participating plan attorneys, including unlimited access to the attorney network for will preparation and estate resolution needs. Additionally, they include:

Will preparation and Digital Estate Planning:

  • Preparing and updating wills, including complex will(s), living will(s), power(s) of attorney for medical directives and healthcare proxies for both members and their spouse/domestic partner
  • In-person or telephone consultations with an attorney
  • Ability to create documents online via the MetLife Legal Plans website; with an in-network attorney (US only); or by using an attorney (US and international) and filing a claim for reimbursement for the attorney’s fee (up to a certain amount)

Estate Resolution:

  • Preparation of estate documents and professional court representation at court proceedings available to help properly distribute probated assets from the estate
  • Preparation of correspondence needed to transfer non-probate assets, as well as any associated tax filings

“These new services make us one of the few expat carriers that is able to offer a full suite of products to our clients for their globally-mobile employees, giving them additional peace of mind as they deal with the unique challenges of the global workforce. These new benefits continue to set us apart in the customized solutions we are able to offer our clients.” – Fernando Jaime, vice president, MetLife Worldwide Benefits.