MetLife received the “Employee Benefits Provider of the Year” award at the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) held in Las Vegas this month. The EMMAs, known as the most prestigious awards for the global mobility profession, recognized MetLife for overall excellence in the field of expatriate benefits. The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) brings all sides of the global mobility industry together, including international human resource and global mobility professionals, and sponsors the EMMAs at its yearly U.S. Global Mobility Summit. The EMMAs are judged by an independent panel of directors. This year, MetLife won the Employee Benefits Provider of the Year award, distinguishing itself from a large number of competitive entries within the category. The award recognizes providers that demonstrate knowledge and understanding of their clients’ business and how they work with and respond to clients’ needs to provide the best end-to-end solutions. “Being named the Employee Benefits Provider of the Year is an honor that reflects MetLife’s commitment to tailoring solutions and providing world-class services to meet the business demands of our clients and the needs of their expatriate employees,” said Jim Peiffer, senior vice president, Global Employee Benefits, MetLife. “We have a simple goal: to continually improve upon our product and service offerings and to regularly engage clients on how best to serve their international employee benefits needs,” added Peiffer. “We are proud to honor MetLife at this year’s EMMA awards,” said Brian Friedman, founder at the Forum of Expatriate Management. “The judging panel chose MetLife as the Employee Benefits Provider of the Year because it demonstrated a mature global network and focus on providing international solutions with a strong global and regional approach,” added Mr. Friedman. At the center of MetLife’s expatriate benefits offering is the Regional Service Center (RSC) model. With nine global RSCs, expatriates can select healthcare providers in 121 countries. The MetLife RSC model encourages access to quality care, reduces costs through contracted discounts and physician-led case monitoring, and enhances expatriate and provider satisfaction. This centrally managed, regionally operated model combines MetLife’s exceptional global coverage with the local expertise needed to meet the challenges of a global workforce.