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new products
New MetLife Simply SmartSM Bundles Provide
Benefits Solutions Tailored to Fit the Needs and
Budgets of Small Businesses

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etLife announced the launch
of MetLife Simply SmartSM
Bundles, which provide
brokers and small business owners
with employee benefits that enhance
their ability to compete in their local
markets. Designed specifically for
businesses with 10-99 employees,
the Bundles include a combination
of dental and vision insurance. They
will also provide the opportunity to
add on an employee-paid group legal
services plan to give employees access
to a nationwide network of qualified
lawyers on a prepaid basis - the first
time MetLife is making this benefit
available to small businesses.
MetLife Simply Smart Bundles are
designed to meet the benefits needs
of small businesses in different local
markets. Through extensive data
mining of dental and vision plans
quoted and sold across the country,
MetLife created pre-built, tiered plan
options to match the coverage and
pricing needs of small employers in
each geographical area.
"Every local market has factors as
unique as its businesses. Drawing on
MetLife's sixty-plus years of experience
in small business benefits, our experts
have mined local data to craft plans
that have the pricing and coverage
that small business owners require to
be competitive. To help them stabilize
their budgets, we lock in pricing for
24 months across products - a twoyear rate guarantee," said James Reid,
executive vice president, regional &
small markets at MetLife. "Plus, our
tiered local options give them the
flexibility to select the right plan with
confidence. We like to say they are
'simple, smart, local,'" he added.
Jessica Moser, vice president,
regional & small business strategy at
MetLife, said, "We pride ourselves

MetLife Simply Smart Bundles are designed to meet the
benefits needs of small businesses in different local markets.
on putting our customers and small
business brokers at the forefront
of everything we do. Based on our
knowledge of the current and emerging
benefits needs of small businesses,
we are expanding our offerings -
starting with MetLaw, a prepaid legal
services plan. It's the same plan that we
have previously only offered to larger
employers, but now will be available
as an exclusive, voluntary option with
MetLife Simply Smart Bundles, with no
minimum participation requirements."
MetLife Simply Smart Bundles
include Dental and Vision coverage
- among employees' most-desired
and "must have" benefits after health
insurance, as reported in the 14th
Annual MetLife U.S. Employee
Benefit Trends Study. They are easy to
set up for both brokers and employers.
Online quote submission capabilities
for brokers makes it a snap for them
to look up the bundle options for

their local market and submit a quote
request by providing some basic
information online. MetLife also
provides, at no additional cost, an
interactive decision-making video to
help employees make their choices so
employers can increase engagement
and participation.
MetLaw is exclusively available
to groups with 10-99 employees as
part of the bundle, and participating
employees get convenient, full-service
access to local attorneys at a
competitive monthly rate. MetLaw
is provided by Hyatt Legal Plans,
Inc., a MetLife company, and will
be available as an optional part of
a MetLife Simply Smart Bundle
for groups with effective dates of
December 1, 2016 or later.
Brokers can see what Bundle
options are available in their
markets in one step at MetLife.com/
SimplySmartBundles.

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FROM THE EDITOR
VIEWPOINT
NEW PRODUCTS
I Love My Job, But I Don’t Want to Do it Forever!
Building a Practice You Love
The New American Dream
A New View of Retirement
College Education Funding: Helping Clients Evaluate What’s Best
Portfolio Allocations for New Market Conditions
Leveraging the Power of Study Groups
An Interview with MassMutual’s James Ocampo on Critical Illness Insurance
Start with “Why”
Best Practices for Selling Group LTCI
From Yes to Success
Meet NAIFA’s New President
NAIFA’s 2016 Performance + Purpose Conference
NAIFA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
4 Ways to Build an Effective Email Marketing System
ADVERTISER INDEX
BACK PAGE
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