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Fostering Employee Financial Wellness

Fostering Employee Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is an increasing concern for many Australian workers – and after a turbulent year filled with uncertainty, it’s not hard to see why.  READ MORE
MetLife puts its partners at the centre of everything it does

MetLife puts its partners at the centre of everything it does

Head of Group Insurance James Carey on MetLife’s support for  its partners and the role of life insurance in Australia. READ MORE
Mental health should be a top priority in the workplace

Mental health should be a top priority in the workplace

COVID-19 has put a greater focus on employee mental health, according to the MetLife Australia 2020 Employee Benefit Trends Study, which also reveals five wellbeing programs employees want most. READ MORE
COVID-19: The industry challenges that lie ahead

COVID-19: The industry challenges that lie ahead

Dean Mulheron, Head of Group Product shares some of the key challenges and opportunities that face the industry. READ MORE
How MetLife Australia is building a sustainable, profitable future for retail advisers

How MetLife Australia is building a sustainable, profitable future for retail advisers

Chief Retail Insurance Officer Meray El-Khoury explains her vision for a sustainable, supportive and technology-led retail business at MetLife Australia. READ MORE
Should volunteering be part of your workplace mental health strategy?

Should volunteering be part of your workplace mental health strategy?

Sarah Kelly our Director of Communications asks should volunteering be part of a workplace's mental health strategy? READ MORE
Life Insights - Mental Health Transcript

Life Insights - Mental Health Transcript

Noel Lord talks to FPA Chair Marisa Broome and AFA CEO Phil Kewin about the mental wellbeing of financial planners and others in the financial services industry, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
Is income insurance worth it right now?

Is income insurance worth it right now?

You insure your home and contents as well as your car, but how much do you think about insurance that protects your income? Find out if income protection is right for you. READ MORE
How much life insurance do I need?

How much life insurance do I need?

Life insurance is designed to give you peace of mind – ensuring your loved ones can cope financially if something happens to you. Here are tips for working out the right amount of life insurance to provide certainty for your family. READ MORE
5 tips for the FASEA exam

5 tips for the FASEA exam

Stressed about the FASEA exam? Don’t be. Dr Jeffrey Scott, MetLife’s Head of Advice Strategy, has five tips to help you perform your best. READ MORE
How to give your mental fitness a workout

How to give your mental fitness a workout

While your brain is hard at work 24 hours a day, it still might not be mentally fit. 360Health and our workplace mental health and wellbeing Partner Superfriend provides a framework so you can take the time for a mental fitness workout. READ MORE
Claims during COVID-19: the human experience is even more important now

Claims during COVID-19: the human experience is even more important now

Early in Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdowns MetLife case manager Courtney phoned long-term customer Chantelle to check in and share a claim update. Then she discovered Chantelle needed immediate help – and called her manager. READ MORE
8 life insurance tips to get you started

8 life insurance tips to get you started

Life insurance doesn’t need to be complicated. With the right information, you can navigate the process with confidence. READ MORE
When should I review my life insurance cover?

When should I review my life insurance cover?

When was the last time you checked on your life insurance and insurance inside super? Does your existing cover meet your current needs? It might be time for a review. READ MORE
Wellbeing support for Financial Advisers

Wellbeing support for Financial Advisers

These are some of the most challenging times in our industry. We want to help advisers understand they have dedicated support and places they can come to in times of need. READ MORE
How You Can Improve Your Kids’ Financial Security at Any Age Part 2

How You Can Improve Your Kids’ Financial Security at Any Age Part 2

What important financial lessons do parents need to share with their teenagers and young adults? Here financial advisers Erin Truscott and Regina Taarnby outline some smart ways to educate and motivate offspring. READ MORE
What to do when your partner is earning less than before

What to do when your partner is earning less than before

The slowing global economy has forced some households to rethink financial plans for 2021 and beyond, so we asked Mark Raberger, Head of Health at MetLife Australia, and Glen Hare, a financial adviser at Fox & Hare, to share their thoughts on making adjustments. READ MORE
Life Insights - Brent Satill Transcript

Life Insights - Brent Satill Transcript

Specialise, specialise, specialise… this is the ethos that lies at the very heart of Curo Financial Services. Over the years, this has allowed Curo Financial Services to not only be great at what they do but has also helped fuel their growth and enabled them to create many centers of influence. In this podcast, Brent Satill, Risk Adviser at Curo Financial Services, explores one of these areas of expertise – claims management. READ MORE
How advisers can help small businesses during a downturn

How advisers can help small businesses during a downturn

Here MetLife State Manager, Queensland, Stuart White and Paul Forbes, CEO of RFS Advice, share some tips for advisers and small businesses to navigate through these times. READ MORE
Sustainability at MetLife our employees

Sustainability at MetLife, our employees

At MetLife, we have spent more than 150 years keeping our promises to employees, making sure we are always there navigating change with confidence and purpose. READ MORE
RUOK? 2020

RUOK? 2020

As we mark R U OK? day we take a look at the impact we can all have by checking in with each other. We asked the MetLife family, with COVID-19 changing the way people interact, what difference does it make to you when colleagues ask R U OK? READ MORE
How MetLife Australia is looking after its people during the pandemic

How MetLife Australia is looking after its people during the pandemic

Understanding the new normal: MetLife Australia's CEO Richard Nunn explains the company's proactive approach to looking after its people, customers and partners during COVID-19. READ MORE
How You Can Improve Your Kids’ Financial Security at Any Age Part One

How You Can Improve Your Kids’ Financial Security at Any Age Part One

What can parents and parents-to-be do to improve their kids' financial wellbeing? Here financial advisers Erin Truscott and Regina Taarnby share important lessons about savings, insurance and investments. READ MORE
Life Insights - Michael Smith Transcript

Life Insights - Michael Smith Transcript

Michael Smith is Managing Partner of Halpin Wealth, one of South Australia’s largest and longest-serving financial planning companies. In this podcast, Michael shares his tips for success and the power of continually assessing yourself, your processes and your client interactions to ensure you are always on top of your game. READ MORE
Embedding an ethical culture in a new world

Embedding an ethical culture in a new world

How can we embed an ethical culture in this changing world? Pauline Vamos, Director of the Banking and Finance Oath shares the why and ways to embed ethics into your business. READ MORE
Life Insights - Sam Robinson Transcript

Life Insights - Sam Robinson Transcript

Sam Robinson, Director of Pursue Wealth, prefers to call her clients members of the Pursue Wealth community – a group of like minded people who share the same gusto and passion for financial freedom through wealth accumulation. Sam sees herself as her members’ accountability buddy and in this podcast, Sam shares the various ways she engages with her community to help them plan and achieve their dream lifestyle. READ MORE
What employees want

What employees want

People have a wide range of comfort levels and anxiety when it comes to the physical measures that can be put in place. READ MORE
Tech Tips for Advisers Working Wherever You Need to be

Tech Tips for Advisers Working Wherever You Need to be

David McLean is a financial planner and the owner of Titan Financial Planning. While many of us may have been scrambling to embrace high tech solutions to managing our businesses, David was using tech to make his business run smoother well before the COVID-19 pandemic took root. READ MORE
Life Insights - David McLean Podcast Transcript

Life Insights - David McLean Podcast Transcript

David McLean, former professional football player and tech savvy financial adviser, has effectively harnessed technology to build a successful business, long before COVID forced us to. In this podcast, David shares some of his favourite technology platforms and how he’s implemented them to efficiently and effectively service his clients – both nationally and internationally. READ MORE
Return to the office

Return to the office

As the lockdown restrictions begin to ease across Australia, employers are facing a new challenge – how to best support their employees as they return to the office. READ MORE
Life Insights - Grahame Evans Podcast Transcript

Life Insights - Grahame Evans Podcast Transcript

Grahame Evans has seen it all. As a veteran who’s been in the industry for over 40 years, he’s been through every major event since the beginning of the advice industry in Australia. In this podcast, Grahame shares his learnings along the way – including the value of good communication and how he navigated through the 1991 recession. READ MORE
Meet the Support Team

Meet the Support Team

Meet the team working to ensure advisers have the tools and support they need to work with MetLife efficiently and effectively every time. READ MORE
5 tips for job hunters

5 tips for job hunters

Alex Hunter our Talent Acquisition Manager shares his tips for applying for jobs and interviewing with confidence. READ MORE
TPD insurance inside and outside superannuation – Let’s talk tax and net benefits

TPD insurance inside and outside superannuation – Let’s talk tax and net benefits

Advisers are often asked whether or not a client should own their TPD policy individually (self-owned) or have it be structured via a superannuation fund where they are a member. READ MORE
Innovation thrives at MetLife

Innovation thrives at MetLife

External disruption can be a great time to innovate. With the disruption of a global pandemic, along with additional workloads that COVID-19 has caused, MetLife Australia has embraced experimentation, digitising and persisted with the opportunity to transform to benefit our customers, partners and staff. READ MORE
Virtual Onboarding

Virtual Onboarding

As the way we work has changed, we have onboarded many new employees remotely, including providing any technical training they may need. Members of our onboarding team provide tips to others looking to onboard staff during these times. READ MORE
Australians seeking financial guidance

Australians seeking financial guidance

MetLife’s second phase of COVID-19 Insights research reveals spike in interest in insurance and superannuation as personal finance concerns continue. READ MORE
Training staff in the time of COVID-19

Training staff in the time of COVID-19

Allyson Carlile, Head of People and Culture, at MetLife Australia talks about people development and the need to adapt during a pandemic. READ MORE
How Advisers can help Over 45s

How Advisers can help Over 45s

Australians over 45 know financial planning is important but many need help from financial advisers to understand how life insurance can fit in their plans. READ MORE
Life Insights - Marisa Broome Podcast Transcript

Life Insights - Marisa Broome Podcast Transcript

This transcript is from the MetLife Insights podcast with Marisa Broome- industry icon, passionate financial adviser and FPA Chair. READ MORE
Life Insights - Hugh Robertson Podcast Transcript

Life Insights - Hugh Robertson Podcast Transcript

This transcript is from the MetLife Insights podcast with Hugh Robertson – industry superstar and 2018 AFA Financial Adviser of the Year. READ MORE
Meet the Team - Dianna Goss

Meet the Team - Dianna Goss

Dianna Goss, the face of MetLife in Western Australia, explains the value a local team can bring to our advisers regardless of what side of the country they’re on. READ MORE
Bouncing back from a downturn

How to bounce back from the downturn when you're in your 20s or 30s

Whether you’re working or have lost your job, here are some tips for surviving the downturn – and creating better money habits that will benefit you when the crisis is over. READ MORE
The upside of a downturn: time to explore new opportunities

The upside of a downturn: time to explore new opportunities

While things may seem grim now, new opportunities will emerge from this chapter in history. Financial experts say now is the time to get your finances in order and update your knowledge. READ MORE
Richard Nunn One Year on

Richard Nunn One Year on

CEO Richard Nunn reflects on his first year at MetLife and looks at what the future holds. READ MORE
How to budget during a downturn

How to budget during a downturn

If you already have a budget, the economic downturn means it’s time for a review. If you don’t have a budget, here’s how to do it and why it’s important. READ MORE
How to teach your kids about saving money

How to teach your kids about saving money

The financial planning lessons you need to teach your kids are probably more complex than the ones your parents taught you. Here are several tips for raising financially-savvy kids in the age of electronic transactions. READ MORE
How to keep a healthy weight while working from home

How to keep a healthy weight while working from home

Help stay on track with keeping a healthy weight while working from home with these four micro steps. READ MORE
A healthy diet helps a healthy mind

A healthy diet helps a healthy mind

There is a large amount of research that suggests what we eat affects not only our physical health but also our mental health and wellbeing. Eating a well balanced diet may be associated with feelings of wellbeing. READ MORE
Improving your sleep

Improving your sleep

There are a lot of things that can easily make people anxious and stressed. This is natural when there are unknown factors in your way. Fear and anxiety can cause strong emotions, which may result in difficulty sleeping. When our sleep is poor, or we cannot get enough sleep, we may not function normally during the day when awake. READ MORE
Resilience

Resilience

We all cope with circumstances differently, but it is important to remember that we are all part of a community. It is our human nature to care for one another and we may also need to turn to others for social and emotional support. READ MORE
Working from home - am I being ergonomic?

Working from home - am I being ergonomic?

Ergonomics is the science of fitting a workplace to a user’s needs. The aim is ensure that you are comfortable, productive and efficient. It is not just about your chair and your desk but the entire environment around you. Here we consider the needs for each individual in their own environment which in this case is the home. READ MORE
Managing your team remotely

Managing your team remotely

A guide for leaders to help manage your team remotely. READ MORE
Keeping the mental health of people on claim front of mind

Keeping the mental health of people on claim front of mind

Now, more than ever life is stressful. Being ill or injured can make this even more difficult and certainly more complicated. To ensure that we support our customers’ mental health at all times we have adopted key principles to support them now more than ever. READ MORE
Staying active while isolated

Staying active while isolated

There are a number of factors that contribute to our mental health and many of these relate to diet, activity and social interaction. READ MORE
Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020

Wednesday, April 22, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, one of the largest civic observances in the world, with an expected 1 billion people in 190+ countries participating in activities to celebrate our planet. READ MORE
Support for advisers and clients during COVID-19

Support for advisers and clients during COVID-19

From premium waivers to hosting a webinar series for advisers, find out about MetLife’s rapid response to support advisers, customers, and employees during COVID-19. READ MORE
Keeping customers and partners connected

Keeping customers and partners connected 

How MetLife is keeping customers and partners connected during the global shutdown. READ MORE
Mental ill health - understanding the signs

Mental ill health - understanding the signs

Major mental illnesses rarely appear out of the blue. There are often small changes or feelings that “something is not quite right” about peoples thinking, feelings or behaviours. It is important that we understand what to look for and what to do. READ MORE
Looking out for others when isolated

Looking out for others when isolated

Support those around you with these simple tips during isolation. READ MORE
COVID-19 Research Summary

COVID-19 Research Summary

COVID-19 is taking a toll on people’s financial and mental wellbeing. The impact and uncertainty of COVID-19 is causing significant stress and anxiety (work and home life), with almost 60% of people claiming that COVID-19 has already directly impacted their financial position, and many saying that their mental health will take a significant hit.  READ MORE
Building your business

Building your business

Millennial financial wellness adviser Rebecca Maher offers some clear and practical strategies to help you support your clients during these economically uncertain times, and potentially grow your business too. READ MORE
Trauma

Trauma

Trauma Insurance is often the last policy clients think about. It’s also one of the most important if someone suddenly becomes ill or injured.  READ MORE
Why MetLife?

Why MetLife?

An easy reference guide that explains who MetLife is, our unique product features, and why we’re a global leader in insurance that supports advisers to offer the best advice. READ MORE
How MetLife is making Life and TPD more accessible for over 45s

How MetLife is making Life and TPD more accessible for over 45s

Half of Australians over the age of 45 are financially unprepared. But they’re also facing modern challenges of higher mortgage debt, boomerang kids, and later retirement.  READ MORE
Meet Meray

Meet Meray

Meet Meray El-Khoury, Head of Retail Distribution at MetLife, and discover her vision for supporting advisers. READ MORE
Meet the SA Team

Meet the SA Team

Meet Andrew Bridgland and Karren Toohey, the dynamic duo charged with supporting advisers in South Australia. READ MORE
COVID-19: Getting the facts straight

COVID-19: Getting the facts straight

We are living in a period where information is changing daily and it is difficult to keep up to speed with what is unfolding. Each day there are new rules, more numbers and shifts in health views. READ MORE
COVID-19 Proofing

COVID-19 Proofing

We’re having to stay at home more now due to COVID-19 but there are times when you might need to venture out. Here are some tips to help you navigate this new world. READ MORE
Life Insurance Explained in 60 Seconds

Life Insurance Explained in 60 Seconds

If you’re under 25, you’re bulletproof and don’t need life insurance, right? Unfortunately not. Find out in less than a minute why you need financial protection even when you’re young. READ MORE
6 working from home tips from a remote work expert

6 working from home tips from a remote work expert

Working from home for the first time and feeling out of your comfort zone? Don’t worry. These expert tips will help you adjust to working in isolation, maintain your relationships, and get your work done. READ MORE
12 Ways to stay productive

12 Ways to stay productive

We are living in unprecedented conditions and many businesses are working remotely, which may require you to work from home. To help support you, we have put together a few tips to help you stay productive during this time. READ MORE
Keeping your team engaged

Keeping your team engaged

Some of the best ways to keep your team engaged – including making sure they feel supported, remain connected and know their workflow – can be adjusted to their new personal circumstances. READ MORE
Q&A with James Carey, Head of Group Insurance at MetLife

Q&A with James Carey, Head of Group Insurance at MetLife

James outlines the work he and his team are doing in product development in the wake of legislative changes and the backdrop of COVID-19. READ MORE
Tips to help you manage during the COVID-19 outbreak

Tips to help you manage during the COVID-19 outbreak

Here are 7 tips to help you during this unprecedented time. READ MORE
Why employee financial wellness programs benefit your business

Why employee financial wellness programs benefit your business

Why should companies support employees with financial wellbeing programs? Because 59 per cent of people are stressed about their finances, but staff who feel supported at work are 21 per cent more productive. READ MORE
Introducing 360Health

Introducing 360Health

MetLife's 360Health provides solutions to help prevent and manage serious illnesses at every stage of your health journey so that you can live healthier for longer. READ MORE
IWD and Gender Equality

IWD and Gender Equality

Want to find out about how MetLife supports gender equality in the workplace? Cathy Duloy and Frances McClelland discuss this year’s diversity and inclusion theme, Gender Equality Means Business. READ MORE
6 tips for talking to young members about insurance inside super

6 tips for talking to young members about insurance inside super

How do you talk to a generation who couldn't care less about their insurance or super, and don't trust financial institutions? MetLife's Brian Jacobs offers 6 valuable insights that can help.  READ MORE
Benefits of a Financial Adviser

Benefits of a Financial Adviser

Looking for financial advice but don’t know where to start or who to trust? MetLife’s Adviser Portal can help you find quality advisers – without trying to sell you anything. READ MORE
Budgeting tips

Budgeting tips

These five tips on how to budget and save money can help you build up your savings. READ MORE
Underwriting Edge

Why MetLife's underwriting process works better

We have invested in our underwriting process to make it stand out from the competition. Find out how our communication and customer service-centric approach to underwriting can make life easier for advisers. READ MORE
How MetLife is supporting Mardi Gras

How MetLife is supporting Mardi Gras

This year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras theme is What Matters? Find out how MetLife's GLAM network provides support for what matters to the LGBTQI+ community that extends throughout the year. READ MORE
6 Ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions this Year

6 Ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions this Year

Create New Year’s resolutions that you’ll stick with in six realistic steps. READ MORE
10 tips for advisers

10 tips for advisers

Metlife’s experts share their insider tips on keeping existing clients, attracting new ones and growing your business in times of industry change. READ MORE
How to create a workplace that attracts – and keeps – great people

How to create a workplace that attracts – and keeps – great people

MetLife’s latest Employee Benefit Trends Study reveals what employees really value in an employer, and how you can use these insights to create a workplace that attracts – and retains – the best in the business. READ MORE
Communication more important than cost when it comes to choosing a financial adviser

Communication more important than cost when it comes to choosing a financial adviser

The financial advice industry may be surprised to learn that when it comes to choosing a financial adviser, most consumers are more concerned about how an adviser communicates than the cost of the actual advice. READ MORE
Income protection policies

Income protection policies

APRA have proposed a number of changes to retail (advised) income protection. READ MORE
Metlife’s Nourish program

Metlife’s Nourish program

Metlife’s Nourish program is designed to help clients with their recovery after a health set-back and improve their overall wellbeing. READ MORE
The retail claims process

The retail claims process

When it comes to making a claim, MetLife’s Peter Kelly says it’s vital your clients know you’ll be helping them with the hard work so they can focus on other things. READ MORE
The one thing advisers should be doing to boost client retention and referrals

The one thing advisers should be doing to boost client retention and referrals

Almost a third of consumers and half of SME’s are considering either changing their current adviser, or ceasing to use one completely, what is the one thing to do to boost client retention and referrals? READ MORE
Do your clients understand how commissions work?

Do your clients understand how commissions work?

Of the many learnings to come out of the Royal Commission, none are as important as the need for honest and transparent communications between financial advisers and their clients when it comes to financial products and services. READ MORE
The cost of workplace stress

The cost of workplace stress

Stress at work is more than just a fact of life, it’s increasingly becoming an economic issue. READ MORE
Why advisers need to strengthen connections with their clients

Why advisers need to strengthen connections with their clients

Our research reveals financial advisers risk losing clients if they fail to demonstrate long term value of advice. READ MORE
Adviser-Client Research 2019 - Client Retention

Adviser-Client Research 2019 - Client Retention

Our research reveals financial advisers risk losing clients if they fail to demonstrate long term value of advice. READ MORE
Getting to know Michael Mulholland

Getting to know Michael Mulholland

We welcome Michael Mulholland to the MetLife family as Chief Distribution Officer. Read more to learn about Michael. READ MORE
MetLife Progress Q&A with Cassandra Scoble

MetLife Progress Q&A with Cassandra Scoble

Dubbo based financial adviser, Cassandra Scoble, started her career in general insurance where she realised that she wanted to do more than just help people insure their “stuff”. Here, Cassandra shares with us her journey into financial advice and her top tip for those who are new to the industry. READ MORE
RU OK?

R U OK?

Mental Health is as important as physical health to us at MetLife, and our organisation, supported by our HWS Thrive committee, is focused on bringing our people together regularly to discuss this important topic. READ MORE
Effective PMIF implementation starts with listening

Effective PMIF implementation starts with listening

Recently MetLife held a successful member engagement workshop on communicating PMIF changes to members. Senior Manager Member Engagement, Brian Jacobs, shares with us some insights from the workshop. READ MORE
Top 5 questions about Insurance Inside Superannuation

Top 5 questions about Insurance Inside Superannuation

We asked financial adviser Glen Hare about the most burning questions his clients ask about insurance inside superannuation (IIS) and what he tells them about making the right insurance decisions. READ MORE
Financial wellness matters

Financial wellness matters

Financial Wellness is the state of being in strong financial health so that an individual can successfully manage day-to-day finances, protect against unplanned expenses and financial shocks, and plan and save for the future. READ MORE
One year on

One Year On: How advisers helped drive change to the policy anniversary process

We reflect on how adviser feedback was a crucial part of redeveloping the MetLife Protect policy anniversary process, making it more valuable for clients and easier for advisers. READ MORE
What is life insurance

What is life insurance?

Katrina Mellor, MetLife’s Head of Delivery, explains everything you need to know about life insurance – and making the right choices so you and your loved ones are protected. READ MORE
How the retail long-running team used agile to improve delivery

How the retail long-running team used agile to improve delivery

Retail platform owner, Arti Kumar, shares a mini-retro on how her team used agile principles to improve the experience for both advisers and customers. READ MORE
1 July Changes to Insurance Explained

1 July changes to insurance explained

The new Protect Your Super legislation explained: What is it? Who will be affected? READ MORE
Protecting Your Super Legislation

What does Protecting Your Super mean for your insurance?

The new Protecting Your Super legislation (PYS) will turn off insurance cover for inactive superannuation accounts. MetLife’s Brian Jacobs explains what you need to know and what to do if you’re affected. READ MORE
MetLife Australia welcomes new CEO

MetLife Australia welcomes new CEO

Recently we welcomed new CEO, Richard Nunn. Richard joins the MetLife family with over 30 years’ financial services experience across wealth management and banking, including life insurance and retail advice.   READ MORE
The caring workforce

The caring workforce.

Recently we sat down with some of the MetLife family to find out some of the ways we have demonstrated our caring values.   READ MORE
The evolving workforce

The evolving workforce  

We share key insights from our US 2019 Employee Benefits Trends Study on how organisations can thrive in today’s evolving workforce.  READ MORE
Authentic leadership

Authentic leadership

What is authentic leadership? Chesne Stafford shares her thoughts following the Women in Insurance Leadership Summit. READ MORE
Bringing innovation to life

Bringing innovation to life

While we are implementing digital solutions, we constantly think about how we are providing a caring experience and it’s a challenge that we try and work through. READ MORE
NOURISH

NOURISH

We have seen through our claims data that Mental ill-health is becoming more prevalent across our community. Despite the services available we are seeing a rise in incidence and increased duration.   READ MORE
Wellness for Life

Wellness for Life

At MetLife we celebrate Wellness for Life week. Nicola Keenan our Health & Wellbeing Champion explains how our Health and Wellbeing committee helps us to celebrate. READ MORE
Wellness Year Round

Wellness Year Round

Do you have trouble staying well when the seasons change? Follow these tips to stay healthy. READ MORE
Tips to communicate PYS legislation successfully

Tips to communicate PYS legislation successfully  

With the Protecting Your Super legislation 1 July deadline fast approaching, the time has come for superannuation trustees and life insurers to come together to implement the changes successfully. READ MORE
Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Melissa Colonna our Health & Recovery Manager discusses our Mental Health in the Workplace event and who to seek out to help build an employee mental health strategy. READ MORE
High stress after the Banking Royal Commission

High stress after the Banking Royal Commission  

Margo Lydon the Chief Executive Officer of SuperFriend shares some of the insights from their Financial and Insurance Services Profile Report. READ MORE
Shaving the world from blood cancer

Shaving the world from blood cancer  

Meet the MetLife staff who bravely shaved their hair for a good cause.   READ MORE
Digital detox

Digital Detox: How to disconnect from your tech

In today’s digital age, we are constantly surrounded by technology. Beyond staring at computer screens throughout our work day, exposure to social media and email communication has become increasingly mobile through our smartphones, tablets and even watches. READ MORE
International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. READ MORE
Design for Innovation

Why MetLife Australia is encouraging women to Lean In

Lean In Circles are small peer groups of women that meet once a month to learn and grow together. They provide women with a safe space in which they can share the challenges that are unique to them in the workplace, while simultaneously offering leadership skill building.   READ MORE
An agile approach

An agile approach

MetLife’s agile approach is seeing products rapidly evolve in line with client and adviser needs. Janhvi Chadha, Product Manager for MetLife Australia’s Differentiate Program, explains how the new approach works and why it has been implemented.   READ MORE
MetLife Protect Helping Advisers and their Clients

MetLife Protect helping Advisers and their Clients

Rachel Towell, MetLife Australia’s State Manager for NSW/ACT, explains how MetLife Protect allows advisers to match their clients’ needs and values more closely to their life insurance.  READ MORE
GLAM network: supporting employees to bring their whole selves to work

GLAM network: supporting employees to bring their whole selves to work

This year GLAM – Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Associates and Allies at MetLife is supporting the company’s LGBTQI+ community through a series of events.   READ MORE
Life Insurance brick by brick

Life Insurance brick by brick

We recognise that everyone is unique, so their insurance needs to be too. Meet the new modular cover you can tailor to match what truly matters for each and every client. It’s been designed for the way people in Australia live today.  READ MORE
Modular Insurance up close

Modular Insurance up close

Stuart White, State Manager, Queensland, walks us through the three target customer segments for MetLife Protect and uses case studies to show how the modular product and optional Extras cover work in practice. READ MORE
Design for Innovation

Design for Innovation.

How can design help the world’s largest companies innovate? Frances McClelland, our Customer Experience Designer recently shared the progress we’re making, using design methods to better understand our customer journey to define a customer-centric future experience through collaboration with our business partners and their customers. READ MORE
Industry dilemma: Enter the millennials

Industry dilemma: Enter the millennials

Millennials are coming of age – and gaining age-old responsibilities. How can the insurance sector engage these digital natives in protecting their futures? READ MORE
Why modular MetLife Protect is different

Why modular MetLife Protect is different

We speak to Casey Sugden, State Manager of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, to find out what advisers need to know about MetLife Protect’s modular product design and how to work closely with clients to best meet their needs. READ MORE
Self-Care Tips for Better Work/Life Balance

Self-Care Tips for Better Work/Life Balance

As your work and home life blend together more and more, here are some simple ways to keep stress levels low and productivity high.   READ MORE
How MetLife is minimising the super gender gap

How MetLife is minimising the super gender gap

At MetLife, we’re committed to providing our employees with a great place to work and part of that is helping minimise the super gender gap. READ MORE
Data Privacy at MetLife Australia

Data Privacy at MetLife Australia.

January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international effort to empower individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.  READ MORE
Trust or bust: 5 ways to create client connection

Trust or bust: 5 ways to create client connection

The best financial advice is founded not on money, but trust. Here we look at how advisers can develop and maintain fruitful client relationships. READ MORE
Trust in the Life Insurance Industry

Trust in the Life Insurance Industry

James Carey, Head of Group Pricing looks at how insurers and trustees can collaborate in relation to the changing regulatory environment and looks at the important issue of trust in the industry.  READ MORE
Challenges and lessons of Kokoda

Challenges and lessons of Kokoda

Chesne Stafford shares her experiences and the lessons she learned from walking the Kokoda Trail. READ MORE
Sleep tips

Sleep tips to improve your week

Could your sleep habits be affecting your performance at work? A good night’s sleep may seem like a lower priority than catching up on emails (or binge-watching the latest Netflix show), but it’s essential for focus and critical thinking. READ MORE
The changing workplace

Changing Workplace

The world of work will change dramatically over the next 10-15 years as companies seek to deploy ever smarter machines. The rise of technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionise almost every aspect of our lives, especially work.  READ MORE
Be inspired - travel ideas for 2019

Be inspired - travel ideas for 2019

With a new year on the horizon, it’s important to keep in mind that we all need to recharge our batteries at some stage – and there’s no better way to do so than by taking a holiday. READ MORE
Data Governance

Data Governance

Like most companies, the Data Governance team at MetLife Australia manages the availability, useability, and integrity of data. READ MORE
Eating and activity to help strengthen your GI tract

Eating and activity to help strengthen your GI tract

Your gut is amazingly responsive to both good and bad influences. Fortunately, many good influences can help you strengthen your gut. READ MORE
10 things to do with your Children that don't cost a fortune

Budgeting for Baby - 5 top tips

Start parenthood on the right foot, by getting your money sorted before baby arrives. READ MORE
Why modular MetLife Protect makes sense

Why modular MetLife Protect makes sense

MetLife recognises that everyone is unique, so their insurance needs to be too. Meet the new modular cover you can tailor to match what truly matters for your client. READ MORE
Survey says: 7 lessons for financial advisers

Survey says: 7 lessons for financial advisers

Nothing succeeds like heeding client feedback. Our major survey of the financial advice sector reveals just what clients are looking for. READ MORE
What do your kids need to be future proof?

What do your kids need to be future proof?

All parents want their kids to be successful, but what do kids really need to be future proof? Find out how to ease your kids’ path into their successful future. READ MORE
Cyber Bullying and How to Keep Your Children Safe Online

Cyber bullying and how to keep your children safe online

Although the Internet is very useful, it can easily become a cyber bullying trap for your children. Find out how to keep your children safe online. READ MORE
MetLife has partnered with ACORD

MetLife Continues to Innovate Within the Insurance Market.  

MetLife has partnered with ACORD to develop Australia’s first Life Insurance claims lodgement API.  This technology allows greater flexibility to improve technology implementation timelines and the overall member experience. READ MORE
How Much Life Insurance Do you Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do you Need?

We never know what’s around the next corner. But with life insurance, you can help make sure that whatever happens, your loved ones are financially protected. READ MORE
NetLife

NetLife

We know that a successful team is made up of happy people. So we create an environment to support the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of our employees. READ MORE
When should you check your Life Insurance cover?

When Should I Check My Life Insurance Cover?

If you purchased your life insurance policy some time ago or have cover inside your super, it’s likely you haven’t thought about it much since then. Maybe your life has changed in significant ways and you’re wondering whether it’s time to adjust your coverage. Here’s when it may be time to check your level of cover. READ MORE
Global Impact

Global Impact 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

MetLife has helped generations of people around the world protect their finances, property, family and future. In the process, we have shown our commitment to safeguarding families, serving communities and strengthening society as a whole.  READ MORE
Inclusion Week

Culture Cafe

This week at MetLife globally is Inclusion Week. This is an opportunity for all of us to unite in creating an environment where everyone is valued for their unique qualities and differences and feels a sense of belonging. READ MORE
Can inclusion in the workplace reduce stress?

Can inclusion in the workplace reduce stress?

Kath Jordan our Senior Technical Training Consultant and member of the MetLife Social club shares her tips on how to achieve work/life balance and how inclusion plays a part READ MORE
Two Good

Two Good

MetLife has been proudly supporting Two Good for two years, the concept is very simple “You eat one, we treat one”. So, for every lunch that you buy from them, they donate a lunch to a domestic violence refuge or crisis centre. Two Good is elegant in its simplicity and its message. READ MORE
Productivity Commission Report update

Productivity Commission Report update

We provide you with a client update on the Productivity Commission’s report on the Australian superannuation system. READ MORE
What the 2018-19 Federal Budget means for your fund and members

What the 2018-19 Federal Budget means for your fund and members

The Federal Government announced various superannuation policy changes in this year’s Federal Budget. READ MORE
Employee Engagement

5 Reasons Why Table Tennis is Great for Employee Engagement

At MetLife we believe corporate culture drives strategy which is why we have dedicated committees aimed at supporting employees physically, socially and emotionally in order to create a great place to work.   READ MORE
Identity Thieves Target Oversharing Online

TMI Identity Thieves Target Oversharing Online

Know the risks of oversharing online and help protect your family from identify theft.     READ MORE
10 tips to get started with Life Insurance

What is underwriting anyway?

Underwriting simply means assessing risk. Find out more about what life insurance underwriters look for – and how this can affect your life insurance application and premiums.  READ MORE
What's the least you can do when you're having trouble saving Money

What's the least you can do when you're having trouble saving Money 

Are you having trouble saving money? Maybe you’re struggling to pay off HELP and Student loans, credit card debt or you’re just overspending each month. Whatever the case, these tips can help you save money, even when it’s the last thing you think you can do. READ MORE
Active Listening at Work

Listen Up: The Skill You Need to Get Ahead at Work

Boosting your active listening skills at work can help you be more present in the conversations you’re having, prevent incidents of conflict, deepen your relationships with colleagues and ultimately improve your job performance. READ MORE
10 tips to get started with Life Insurance

10 tips to get started with Life Insurance

Many people know they need life insurance, but they don’t take the next step because they’re not sure where to start. Here’s what you need to know. READ MORE
Break these bad habits at work

Break these bad habits at work

Are your bad work habits sabotaging your career? Here’s what you can fix today to set yourself up for success at work. READ MORE
How to have fewer, better meetings

How to have fewer, better meetings

Meeting overload can leave you feeling undervalued, uninspired and disconnected from your work. READ MORE
10 things to do with your Children that don't cost a fortune

10 things to do with your Children that don't cost a fortune

Entertaining your children on weekends and holidays can be expensive - but it doesn't need to be. Here are 10 things you can do with your family that don't cost a fortune. READ MORE
How to talk to your kids about their future careers

How to talk to your kids about their future careers

Choosing a career path is a tricky process, and your children will benefit from having you as a source of advice and sounding board READ MORE
Benefits of Positive Psychology

Benefits of Positive Psychology

The science of positive psychology contributes new insights and proven strategies to increase wellbeing in individuals, workplaces and communities. READ MORE
Why volunteering is good for you, and others

Why volunteering is good for you, and others

From improving your overall health and wellbeing to helping you make friends and learn new skills, there are lots of reasons why volunteering is good for you, your workplace and your community.  READ MORE
5 simple ways you can eat healthier

5 simple ways you can eat healthier

The value of eating right is more than just a number on the scale. We asked two nutritionists for some practical ways to eat better - here are their top 5 strategies.  READ MORE
Out with the old? Tips for spring cleaning your paperwork

Out with the old? Tips for spring cleaning your paperwork 

Can’t find your desk for the paperwork? It may be time for a spring clean – but what should you keep, and what should you ditch?  READ MORE
Set your kids up for the future with these long-term investments

Set your kids up for the future with these long-term investments

There are many financial options available for your children’s future – we look at which ones will suit your situation best.  READ MORE
Five tips for succeeding in your career

Five tips for succeeding in your career 

Senior MetLife female executives share their experiences and top five tips for succeeding in your career  READ MORE
What happens when you don’t have a will

What happens when you don’t have a will 

A will is a roadmap for what you want done with your assets, and there’s no better time to have one drawn up.  READ MORE
Income protection: is it really worth it?

Income protection: is it really worth it? 

It’s not something we like to think about, but if something happened and you weren’t able to work, what would happen to your household finances? READ MORE
Sleep tips to improve your work week

Sleep tips to improve your work week

Five simple tips to improve your sleep habits   READ MORE
Holistic approach to support helps recovery

Holistic approach to support helps recovery

MetLife is dedicated to navigating life’s twists and turns with our customers, not only during the good times, but also when life is at its most challenging.  READ MORE
Workplace wellbeing a key ingredient of employee benefit packages

Workplace wellbeing a key ingredient of employee benefit packages

Employers are recognising that the right wellbeing initiatives can boost employee satisfaction and productivity. READ MORE
MetLife launches virtual reality in India

MetLife launches virtual reality in India 

Ground breaking technology is set to revolutionise the concept of customer service through a differentiated, immersive and personalised experience.  READ MORE
Life Insurance in superannuation working group

Life Insurance in superannuation working group 

The Life Insurance in Superannuation Working Group released the first of three discussion papers about key elements of its work program to improve superannuation for Australians. READ MORE
Employees are more concerned about Mental Health than Employers think

Employees are more concerned about Mental Health than Employers think

Our Employee Benefit Trends Study explores the attitudes of 300 Australian company managers and over 500 Australian full-time employees  READ MORE
What could possibly go wrong?

What could possibly go wrong?  

Despite the clear value life insurance can provide for small business owners, a recent survey we conducted had discovered that 47% don’t have any life cover at all.   READ MORE
How to help your employees thrive

How to help your employees thrive

Recent statistics highlight that Australian employees are not necessarily thriving. In the financial services industry, one in three suffer from mental health issues.  READ MORE
A faster road to recovery after injury

A faster road to recovery after injury

Returning to work is an integral part of the recovery process, with a range of proven benefits on an individual’s physical and mental health. READ MORE
The evolution of Total and Permanent Disability (TPD)

The evolution of Total and Permanent Disability (TPD)

A look back at the origins of TPD and where it’s heading in the future in Australia READ MORE
Life hacks for stress management

Life hacks for stress management

Being mentally and physically fit is very important; it allows you to be more resilient and can prevent the onset of potential health issues.  READ MORE
Mind the gap: Women finish last in the super stakes

Mind the gap: Women finish last in the super stakes 

Recent research has shown that woman retire with far less superannuation than men ― so why the gap, and what can we do about it?  READ MORE
Opting out of Super

Opting out of Superannuation

Super has been a hot topic of discussion since media reports emerged that the government was considering a change to compulsory contributions. So what would the ability to opt out of super mean for low income earners?  READ MORE
5 Trends Shaping Australian Insurance

5 Trends Shaping Australian Insurance

Legislative reform, consumer trends and tech advances look set to change the insurance landscape in the year ahead. READ MORE
Innovation in the Life Insurance Industry

Innovation in the Life Insurance Industry

The insurance industry must transform its thinking to be more innovative. READ MORE

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