MetLife Tool Helps Navigate Open Enrollment Season

MetLife has launched a free online tool that it says will help employees choose the most appropriate benefits for “people like me.”

A Metlife news release said the Employee Benefits Simplifier gives employees recommendations about coverage levels and benefits selection for people in their circumstances for the following product categories: medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, and employee-paid or “voluntary” benefits. Each category suggests options that might be appropriate for the employees’ profile, and makes recommendations for other, less traditional protection options.

Taking into account the answer to basic questions about life stage and preferences, the online tool creates a holistic set of guidelines and product information based on the employee’s profile, according to the announcement.

Finally, the different choices are presented, offering the pros and cons for various solutions, with explanations of how aspects of the plan may work for the employee.

The tool is available at