MetLife Enhances Absence Management Solution

February 17, 2011 ( – MetLife has enhanced its workplace productivity solution, MetLife Total Absence Management.

Key enhancements include additional real-time, online information for human resource (HR) professionals and managers; expanded online leave submission capabilities for both employers and employees, with flexibility for customized messages; the ability for managers to subscribe to automatic email notifications for new data affecting their workforce; and greater tracking and reporting insights.   

According to a press release, employers now have access to a wider range of customized reporting features that help identify patterns in employee absences, including:  

  • Operational Reports – Employee-level detail to assist employers in making practical decisions about their businesses;  
  • Productivity Reports – Organizational-level summary to help identify resource gaps so employers can respond appropriately to conditions; and  
  • Analytical Reports – Trends and comparisons of absence types and durations to help employers make appropriate decisions on their benefit plans and employee populations.  

Additionally, to help facilitate a safe, timely and medically appropriate return-to-work experience for employees after disability related absences, MetLife has introduced a new online resource for employers. Return to Work Online, available at, offers tips, case studies, a guide and links to other resources to help employers create an effective return-to-work program for qualified employees and drive improved workforce productivity.  

MetLife Total Absence Management is currently available to employers with 1,000 or more employees.