SOURCE: IMSA

October 19, 2007 14:35 ET

MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut, Metlife Life and Annuity Company of Connecticut Qualify to Join IMSA, Ethics Standards Organization

Eight MetLife Companies Renew Qualification

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - October 19, 2007) - MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut and MetLife Life and Annuity Company of Connecticut have qualified for membership in the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA), the premier standards-setting organization for the life insurance marketplace.

Welcoming these two new IMSA-qualified companies, IMSA President & CEO Brian Atchinson said, "These companies are to be congratulated for successfully completing the rigorous, independent reviews of their marketing, sales and compliance practices required to qualify as IMSA members. Their IMSA qualification is a demonstration of quality business practices that safeguard the consumer."

In addition to these two new IMSA-qualified companies, eight other MetLife companies have successfully completed the review required every three years to be eligible for renewed IMSA membership:

--  First MetLife Investors Insurance Company, New York, NY;
--  General American Life Insurance Company, St. Louis, MO;
--  MetLife Investors Insurance Company, Newport Beach, CA;
--  MetLife Investors USA Insurance Company, Newport Beach, CA;
--  Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY;
--  Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company, New York, NY;
--  New England Life Insurance Company, Boston, MA; and
--  Texas Life Insurance Company, Waco, TX.
    

"These companies have demonstrated an ongoing dedication to maintaining high ethical standards," said Atchinson. "We applaud them for their special commitment to honesty and integrity," said Atchinson.

IMSA is the premier standards-setting organization for the life insurance, annuity and long-term care insurance marketplace for individually sold products. Qualified companies commit to maintaining high ethical standards and to being fair, honest, and open in the way they advertise, sell and service their products. For more information and a list of IMSA-qualified companies, visit www.IMSAethics.org.

Contact Information

  • For information, contact:
    Susan Beach
    240-744-3021