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Many U.S. Workers Likely To Leave “Money On The Table” During Benefits Enrollment Season

Employees’ Dream Benefits

After free or affordable medical coverage, employees most frequently name dental, vision and 401(k) retirement benefits as their “dream” benefits. These benefits were cited ahead of more vacation time and gym memberships. Other dream benefits included life insurance, auto insurance, homeowners insurance, and disability insurance as well as flex time, telecommuting, and college tuition assistance.

Nearly two-thirds of workers want a wider array of voluntary benefits to choose from even if they pay for the benefits themselves. This finding underscores that while employees dream of having benefits entirely funded by their employer, they recognize the value of having access to more benefits options regardless of who pays for them.

Consumers can take portions of the MetLife Benefits Election Poll for themselves at facebook.com/metlife, and join the Twitter discussion at #voteforyou.

Methodology

The MetLife Benefits Election Poll was conducted online September 28-30, 2012 and was fielded by GfK Roper Customer Research North America. This nationally-representative survey polled 523 full- and part-time workers who are age 18 and older.

GFK Custom Research North America

GfK Custom Research North America is part of the GfK Group, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious market research organizations, operating in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in New York City, with 10 offices in the U.S., GfK Custom Research North America provides full-service market research and consulting services in the areas of Customer Loyalty, Product Development, Brand & Communications, Channels, Thought Leadership, Innovation, and Public Affairs.

About MetLife

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

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