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Group Life Flexible Benefits

Group Life that lets employees flex their choices to suit their needs, and helps employees control benefits costs

Flexible Group Life enables employees to take control of their benefits within parameters you set for them, at the same time as helping control benefits budgets.  MetLife’s cover is designed to: 

  • Give employees the freedom to choose the benefits that best suit their circumstances 
  • Let employees increase or reduce cover at pre-agreed levels set by you 
  • Enable employees to flex their cover as they go through life with a range of ‘lifestyle events’, for example the arrival of a new baby
  • Give employees and their families complimentary access to a bereavement and probate support helpline all year round, 24/7.

Find out more about Flexible Benefits

73%* of employers are using benefits as a tool to attract talent. Flexible benefits enable employers to include Group Life in their benefits package, create options for employees to adapt their cover levels to suit them, and control the budget.  With 55%** of employees saying they place a high value on the benefits provided by their employer, it’s a great way to address demand and satisfy employee needs.

* and ** Source: MetLife Employee Benefit Trends Study 2017

Our customer satisfaction rate is something we’re proud of as it means we are delivering what our customers want. With 99% of Group Life claims paid within 5 days and 80% within 3 days, you can trust us to look after your business and your people. Our teams collaborate to serve you, from onboarding through to claim and renewal if you stay with us.  

Source: MetLife internal portfolio data, 2018

Bereavement and probate services are provided at no extra cost and includes:

  • Up to 6 face-to-face counselling sessions a year
  • Telephone support helpline, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year 
  • Practical probate support from trained legal consultants to help the deceased’s relatives deal with practical issues including registering a death, advice on what to do if a will has not been left, closing bank accounts and managing the estate.


We offer a range of tools to support employers and employees at this difficult time. Please see below.

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