METLIFE EARNS TOP SPOT IN INDUSTRY AS BEST ADOPTION-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE

Eleven years in a row that MetLife is recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for being an Adoption Friendly Workplace

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced it has ranked 42 on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2018 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List. This is the eleventh year in a row that MetLife has been recognized and the fourth consecutive year ranked #1 in the Insurance Industry. MetLife has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits, parental leave policies and flexible work culture.

Since 2007, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces to recognize employers that offer the best adoption benefits in the United States. The rankings, compiled from an annual survey of U.S. employers, are determined by an analysis of each company’s adoption benefits, including the maximum financial reimbursement and the amount of paid leave provided for employees who adopt.

“We waited many years for our son and he is truly our gift from God. After he was born, my husband and I were surprised to learn that MetLife has this wonderful program that contributed to our expenses,” said Katherine Doti, sales consultant in MetLife’s global customer solutions. “We will always be grateful for MetLife and the gift they gave to our family through the MetLife Adoption Assistance Program.”

MetLife not only offers reimbursement of eligible adoption-related expenses to adopting parents, but all of the same benefits enjoyed by all working families at MetLife, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements such as compressed work weeks, part-time work, job-sharing, flextime, virtual work and telecommuting.
  • Back-up child care for up to 15 days per child per year when regular care is unavailable, as well as up to 10 percent in child care discounts.
  • Counseling, concierge services, research and referrals, employee discounts, seminars, self-assessments, and more.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

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