Metlife pledges commitment to employee benefits expansion

Group Risk

Firm says it will focus on developing its customer service and distribution in particular

Metlife has pledged its commitment to further developing its employee benefits offering, after announcing a key appointment.

The firm says it has taken on Wojciech Dochan, the former head of commercial marketing at Unum, as employee benefits head of proposition to assist in the growth of its employee benefits business.

Following the relaunch of its group life protection product last month, Metlife says it has ambitious expansion plans for the employee benefits market, and has further product launches planned for 2013.

It says it will be focusing on further developing its customer service and distribution in particular.

Stephanie Baillie, director of UK employee benefits at Metlife, said: “MetLife has a clear growth strategy in the UK employee benefits market where we have defined opportunities for innovation and enhanced service capability.

“Wojciech’s extensive experience in the employee benefits sector will help drive our proposition in our chosen markets.”

The group risk sector has seen consolidation in recent years, with Friends Provident acquiring Bupa’s group risk operations when Friends Life was formed in 2011. Meanwhile Ellipse and Zurich Corporate Risk joined the market in 2009, and AEGON left in the same year.

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