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MetLife Mexico Life Insurance Company Partners with Assist America for Global Emergency Medical Assistance Services

MEXICO CITY and PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MetLife Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, the largest financial services and life insurance company in Mexico, and a leading provider of such services to individual and institutional customers, announced today that it has partnered with Assist America, Inc., Princeton, N.J., the premier provider of global emergency services through employee benefit plans, to protect 500,000 of its insureds with emergency travel assistance.

Effective immediately, Assist America will support these MetLife Mexico members and their families with an array of services, including medical referral and monitoring, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation, hospital admission guarantee, bedside visit and more, if they become ill or injured while traveling 100 miles or more away from home, or in another country.

George Howard, President of Assist America, says, "MetLife Mexico is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of its insureds with high standards of quality and performance. With Assist America's unique emergency services -- offered without many of the limits and restrictions of other providers -- MetLife Mexico will make certain their insureds are receiving those high standards even when they are away from home. We share an identical goal: to provide the best care possible to all members, when and where they need it. This partnership is a great opportunity with much potential for mutual success."

MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), the leading provider of insurance and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its domestic and international subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc., reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance and retirement and savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, please visit

MetLife Mexico S.A. and MetLife Pensiones S.A. (MetLife) are subsidiaries of MetLife, Inc. MetLife is the number one provider of individual life and group insurance in Mexico. The company covers more than 9 million insureds and offers individual life insurance and group insurance, major medical, as well as retirement products. In 2005, MetLife Mexico created Afore MetLife, consolidating its leadership in retirement funds. For more information about MetLife Mexico, please visit

Founded in 1990, Assist America, Inc. is the world's largest provider of global emergency assistance in partnership with insurance benefit plans. Its worldwide network of professionals responds quickly to any eligible participant who becomes medically compromised while traveling more than 100 miles from home. From simple doctor referrals to complex intercontinental evacuations and more, Assist America saves lives every day. The company, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, serves more than 25 million members and over 300,000 enterprises through benefit programs from the country's most prominent insurance providers. More information about Assist America is available at

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