MetLife Expands Workforce Retirement Education Program

November 19, 2008 ( - MetLife has announced the national expansion of its retirewise program.

Launched in 2007, the retire wise program was created to meet the needs of employees, particularly those approaching retirement, who are interested in receiving comprehensive and objective retirement education and guidance in the workplace, MetLife said in the announcement.

According to the announcement, retire wise is a series of four, two-hour proprietary, solutions-oriented seminars that provide a comprehensive view of retirement:

  • The first seminar helps employees begin to envision their retirement and how they will finance it by reviewing basic money principles and their relevance in retirement.
  • The second seminar focuses on creating and protecting wealth and introduces employees to the retirement income planning process.
  • In the third seminar employees learn how to structure a retirement income stream and protect against unplanned expenses.
  • The fourth seminar helps employees understand how to make the most of what they have, starting with how employee benefits fit into their retirement plans.

At the conclusion of the seminar series, employees can choose to take advantage of an optional complimentary, face-to-face consultation with a MetLife representative. Spouses, parents, and other family members are also encouraged to participate in retire wise .

Anthony J. Nugent, senior vice president, Employee Benefit Sales at MetLife, said the program is easy to implement and manage, at no cost to employers or employees.

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