The MetLife Insurance Companies' multi-agency agreement on unpaid life and annuity policies and the reporting of unclaimed property is a landmark agreement in both the terms of business reform and in the amount of money to be returned to consumers, according to NAIC President and Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty.

McCarty, who spoke on a conference call yesterday afternoon along with other key members of the investigation team, said the settlement was a "huge milestone" in the settlement of multi-state exams because it was really changing industry practices by making MetLife adopt business reforms whereby they check monthly and as of April 2103, quarterly, against the Social Security Death Master File.

Before, this would have to be settled in court, McCarty noted on the call.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.