January, 22 2018


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MetLife Life Insurance Review 2017

MetLife Life Insurance Review 2017

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MetLife Life Insurance Review 2017


Pros:  MetLife used to rank as the #1 life insurance in America in sales and total assets.  Financial strength– MetLife (now Brighthouse Life Insurance Company) is A (Superior) rated by A.M. Best (third highest of 16 possible ratings) and they are one of the most well-known insurance companies in the world in 2017. Well-Known– MetLife used to be one of the most well-known names in life insurance.

Cons:  Their prices are competitive but not the rock-bottom lowest.

Bottom Line:  MetLife was one of the largest life & health insurer in America.  They had a superior financial rating and have been providing quality life insurance since before the turn of the century.  In 2017, MetLife, one of the most well-known and recognizable names in life insurance for well over a century has canceled its MetLife name and its well-known mascot, Snoopy, for a spinoff company known as Brighthouse Financial.  Brighthouse Financial, (life insurance underwritten by Brighthouse Life Insurance Company) is an operating segment of MetLife.  As of 2017, no longer will we see the iconic MetLife brand selling new life insurance business, but instead be replace by Brighthouse Life Insurance Company accompanied with a new logo. While there were other life insurances companies out there with lower rates and more favorable underwriting guidelines, MetLife typically used to rank up at the top for brand recognition and trust.  We recommend you receive a quote from MetLife (Brighthouse Life Insurance Company) and also from the nation’s other top life insurers and choose the best one.


Type: Operating Segment of MetLife (NYSE: MET)

Founded: Brighthouse Financial 2017 (MetLife 1868)

Underwritten by: Brighthouse Life Insurance Company

Website: brighthousefinancial.com

Phone: (800) 638-5433

Address: 11225 N Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

A.M. Best Rating 2017: A (Excellent) Third highest of 16 possible ratings

Comdex Score 2017: 77

Total Assets: $240 billion

Life Insurance Policies and Annuity Contracts: 2.8 million

Competition: Prudential, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Mass Mutual, John Hancock, Principal, State Farm, Allstate, AIG, Mutual of Omaha, Ohio National Life, SBLI, Protective Life, Primerica, Cincinnati Life, USAA, Pacific Life Insurance Company, North American Co, Minnesota Life, Midland National, Lincoln National Life,  AXA Equitable, Symetra Life Insurance, Transamerica.


(MetLife Life Insurance) Brighthouse Life Insurance Company Rates Vs. The Competition

Sample $1 million ($1,000,000) Term Life Insurance Policy at the best health class.

$1 million 10 Year Level Term

40 Year Old Male

Company                                                       Price                    Rating

Mutual of Omaha                                     $30.84 month            A+

Protective Life                                          $32.27 month            A+

Brighthouse Life Insurance (MetLife)                  $32.31 month            A

Ohio National                                          $32.44 month           A+

MassMutual                                             $35.17 month           A++

John Hancock                                         $36.72 month           A+

SBLI                                                          $40.02 month          A

AXA Equitable                                        $44.91 month          A+

Transamerica                                          $46.44 month         A+

Nationwide                                             $46.73 month          A+

New York Life                                        $46.89 month         A++


$1 million 15 Year Level Term

50 Year Old Male

Company                                                       Price                  Rating

Mutual of Omaha                                     $83.34 month           A+

Protective Life                                           $83.93 month          A+

Lincoln National                                      $84.36 month           A+

Pacific Life                                                 $84.15 month           A+

John Hancock                                           $84.43 month          A+

Principal                                                    $86.50 month          A+

SBLI                                                           $86.56 month          A

Brighthouse Life Insurance (MetLife)               $91.71 month            A

AIG                                                            $98.09 month           A

Transamerica                                           $98.90 month        A+

Primerica                                                   $117.33 month       A+

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