MetLife Earns Top Spot in Industry as Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace

Eighth year in a row that MetLife is recognized by Dave Thomas
Foundation for Adoption

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) today announced it has earned the top spot
among insurers on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2015 Best
Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List. This is the eighth year in a row
MetLife has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits, parental
leave policies and flexible work culture.

Since 2008, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an
annual list of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces to recognize
employers that offer the best adoption benefits in the United States.
The rankings, compiled from an annual survey of U.S. employers, are
determined by an analysis of each company’s adoption benefits, including
the maximum financial reimbursement and the amount of paid leave
provided for employees who adopt.

MetLife employees Julie and Megan Hunsen adopted two girls, ages 8 and
4, earlier this year, and took parental leave after finalizing their
adoptions. “The time off allowed us to spend time together and ensure
the girls knew this was going to be their permanent family,” said Julie,
a senior annuities representative at MetLife. “We are so appreciative of
the flexibility MetLife offered as we went through the fostering and
adoption process. I love that I am able to be a parent and help them
succeed and be the best people they can be.”

“MetLife has a culture of support for adoptions from start to finish.
The peace of mind from knowing that MetLife will do its best to work
with me has been huge,” said Kevin Sime, a content management analyst at
MetLife and father to two boys, ages 12 and 10. “It’s a partnership in
reality and not just on paper. Knowing how much support the company is
prepared to offer means I can focus on taking care of my family without
worrying that it will unduly impact my job or my career. That’s worth
its weight in gold.”

MetLife offers reimbursement of eligible adoption-related expenses to
adopting parents, as well as the same benefits enjoyed by all working
families at MetLife, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements such as compressed work weeks, part-time
    work, job-sharing, flextime, virtual work and telecommuting.
  • Parental leave coaching to help employees and managers prepare for
    parental leave and return to work confidently.
  • Back-up child care for up to 15 days per child per year when regular
    care is unavailable, as well as up to 10 percent in child care

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates
(“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the
world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance,
annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately
100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and
holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin
America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit


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