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Overview

Where does MetLife do business?

MetLife is an insurance carrier based in New York, NY. The company was founded in 1868 and offers home insurance in 50 states (and Washington, DC). 

What is the financial strength rating of MetLife?

The financial strength rating of an insurance company scores its ability to pay contracts and policies. Each agency has its own standards and rating scale and a company's rating can change any day. It's a good idea to check the financial rating of an insurance company before you purchase a policy. There are five main rating agencies.  SuperMoney's financial strength rating is based, among other factors, on the average score from available ratings.

MetLife scores an A or excellent, which is SuperMoney's second highest available score.

What types of coverage does MetLife offer?

Home insurance includes a wide range of coverages. One of the best ways to saving money on your home insurance is to only pay for the coverage you need. MetLife offers the following types of home insurance coverage:

  • Dwelling Coverage: Also called "dwelling insurance." This is the part of your homeowner's insurance policy that helps pay for the rebuilding or the repair of the physical structure of your home if it's damaged by a covered hazard.

  • Guest Medical Protection: This helps visitors who are injured on your property. It can help cover the necessary medical expenses in an accident, regardless of who's at fault. Medical expenses covered usually include costs like ambulance rides, X-rays, surgical procedures, and hospital stays. Note that guest medical coverage doesn't apply to anyone who lives in the home or is listed on your policy.

  • Liability Coverage: The personal liability coverage within your homeowner's policy offers coverage for bodily injury and property damage sustained by others for which you or covered residents of your household are legally responsible.

  • Other Structures Coverage: This covers structures on the residence premises separated from the dwelling by a clear space or connected to the dwelling by a fence, utility line, or related connection. Examples include a detached garage, tool shed, driveway, swimming pool, gazebo, or fence.

  • Personal Property Protection: This insurance protects the items in your home, like your furniture. If they're damaged or lost, personal property coverage could help you cover the cost of replacing them.

  • Reimbursed Living Expenses: This coverage reimburses the insured for the cost of maintaining a comparable standard of living following a covered loss that exceeds the insured's normal expenses. For example, it could include an insured's motel bill while fire damage to the home is being repaired or replaced or until the insured moves to a permanent residence.

MetLife customers can also add the following riders or endorsements to their home insurance policies:

  • Earthquake Coverage: This covers some of the losses and damage that earthquakes can cause to your home, belongings, and other buildings on your property.
  • Flood Coverage: Your standard homeowners' policy doesn't provide flood coverage. It's important to note that, as a rule, homeowners and renters insurance does not cover damage from flooding. To protect your home, be sure to understand the risk of flooding and what your insurance options are.

  • Identity Theft Protection:  This rider protects homeowners in the event of identity fraud and pays for the cost of restoring their identity.

  • Sewage and Drain Backup Coverage: This coverage helps you repair water damage from overflowing drains and sewers, broken sump pumps, and damage that results from water moving from the ground up.

  • Valuable Items: Valuable personal property coverage protects items such as expensive collections, engagement rings, watches, and other jewelry from theft, loss, or damage.

How can you save money on a MetLife home insurance policy?

When you ask for a quote with MetLife, make sure you ask for all the discounts you qualify for. These are the property-specific discounts currently available. 

  • Alarm System
  • Deadbolt Locks on Exterior Doors
  • Fire Extinguisher in the Home
  • Home Monitoring System
  • Fire Hydrant within 1,000 Feet
  • Fire Station within 5 Miles
  • Smoke Detectors

Want more discounts? Check the discounts tab for a full list of general policy discounts you can qualify for with MetLife.

What additional benefits does MetLife offer?

MetLife offers the following benefits to its customers:

  • 24/7 Phone Availability: Customer service is staffed around the clock.

  • Local Agents: Perfect for people who prefer the personal touch of a local insurance agent.

  • Digital Claims Reporting: Never fax or mail a document again.
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Contact

  • Headquarters
  • 200 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10117 USA
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Availability

Available in 50 States and Washington, DC
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, DC
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Feature Breakdown

Property Discounts
  • Alarm System
  • Deadbolt Locks on Exterior Doors
  • Fire Extinguisher in the Home
  • Home Monitoring System
  • Fire Hydrant within 1,000 Feet
  • Fire Station within 5 Miles
  • Smoke Detectors
Policy Discounts
  • Affinity Relationship
  • Claims Free
  • Higher Deductibles
  • Multiple Policy
Home and Renters Insurance
  • Dwelling Coverage
  • Guest Medical Protection
  • Liability Coverage
  • Other Structures Coverage
  • Personal Property Protection
  • Reimbursed Living Expenses
Home and Renters Insurance Riders
  • Earthquake Coverage
  • Flood Coverage
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Sewage and Drain Backup Coverage
  • Valuable Items
Financial Strength Rating
  • A
Carrier Features
  • 24/7 Phone Availability
  • Locally Available Agents
  • Digital Claims Reporting
  • Mechanical / Auto Body Repair Network
Loyalty Program
Claim Forgiveness
Available 24/7 by Phone
Personal Belongings
Structure
Liability

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