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Group Variable Universal Life

Group Variable Universal Life Insurance

MetLife's Group Variable Universal Life (GVUL) insurance can help meet the diverse needs of today's employees

GVUL provides portable, permanent1 life insurance for employees and their families, with features to help protect financial assets and build savings for future needs, including retirement.

With Group Variable Universal Life (GVUL) from MetLife, you can optimize the value of your coverage without adding significant cost.

Provide Tax-Advantaged Investment Opportunities

GVUL combines life insurance protection with tax-advantaged investment options for employees. Plan participants can:

  • Benefit from permanent1 coverage they can keep with the option to continue coverage through job changes or into retirement at competitive group rates.

  • Supplement their 401(k) or other qualified savings plans.

  • Have access to a wide variety of variable investment choices from nationally recognized money managers, including an interest-bearing account with a guaranteed minimum.2

  • Benefit from tax-deferred growth potential on their contributions and tax-free withdrawals.3

  • Access cash value before age 59½, without penalty or surrender charges.3

  • Pass wealth to future generations income taxfree.4

Added Value With MetLife AdvantagesSM

Enhanced benefits appreciation, improved productivity and comfort in knowing your employees have support and protection when they need it most.

Learn more about SM.

Please talk to your benefits administrator for information on which MetLife Advantages are available with GVUL.

1 To the maturity age specified in the certificate. In some program designs, if the employer replaces MetLife GVUL with another group life insurance plan or otherwise terminates the MetLife group contract, employees' coverage may also be terminated, even after separation from employment or retirement.

2Interest-bearing account backed by the financial strength and claims-paying ability of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

3In general , if the funding of a certificate exceeds certain limits, it will become a "modified endowment contract' (MEC) and become subject to "earnings first" taxation on withdrawals and loans. An additional 10% penalty for withdrawals and loans taken before age 59½ will also generally apply. MetLife will notify a participant if a contribution would cause the certificate to become a MEC. Withdrawals will reduce the death benefit and cash value and thereby diminish the ability of the cash value to serve as a source of funding for cost of insurance charges, which increase as the insured ages.

4 In general, death benefits are received free from federal income tax. Federal and state estate tax may apply, depending on the circumstances.

Like most group life insurance policies, MetLife group policies contain certain exclusions, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force. Please contact us for costs and complete details.

Prospectuses for Group Variable Universal Life insurance and its underlying portfolios can be obtained by calling 1-800-756-0124. You should carefully consider the information in the prospectuses about the contract’s features, risks, charges and expenses, and the investment objectives, risks and policies of the underlying portfolios, as well as other information about the underlying funding choices. Please read the prospectuses and consider this information carefully before investing. Product availability and features may vary by state. All product guarantees are subject to the financial strength and claims-paying ability of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
There is no guarantee that any of the variable options in this product will meet their stated goals or objectives. Cash value allocated to the variable investment options is subject to market fluctuations so that, when withdrawn or surrendered, it may be worth more or less than the amount of premiums paid.

Group Variable Universal Life insurance (GVUL) is issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10166, and distributed by MetLife Investors Distribution Company (MLIDC) (member FINRA). MLIC and MLIDC are MetLife companies.


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