ExpertSelect makes available the objective investment expertise of Morningstar Associates, LLC and offers a pre-selected mutual fund lineup designed to help employers with the selection of products for their 403(b) plans, according to a MetLife press release. The product was created specifically for non-ERISA plans and leverages Morningstar Associates’ quantitative and qualitative evaluation to provide a list of screened, high-quality mutual funds representing a wide range of asset classes.
403(b) plan participants can choose from the ExpertSelect list or choose a fixed account option to diversify their 403(b) plan portfolio.
“Offering ExpertSelect along with our variable annuity product – MetLife Financial Freedom Select (MFFS) variable annuity – allows employees to choose which product better suits their needs. Those wanting to invest in mutual funds to save for retirement can choose ExpertSelect and those interested in a product that can generate guaranteed income during retirement can choose MFFS,” said Thomas G. Hogan, Jr., senior vice president and head of MetLife Resources, in the press release.