As of February 2016, MetLife Defender is no longer accepting new enrollments. The information contained in this review is a reflection of the company's offerings when it was still accepting new customers and may be inaccurate or out of date.
MetLife, Inc., also known as Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, was founded in 1869. Since then, the company has grown to become a global provider of insurance and other financial services. MetLife offers free identity protection services to its home and auto policyholders.
- Family Plans
- Recovery Services
- No Cost for Existing Customers
MetLife allows individuals to add family members onto their identity protection plans at no extra cost.
MetLife Identity offers a number of identity recovery services. In the event of identity theft, the company will provide the victim with one year of free credit monitoring and reports from all three major bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). Additionally, MetLife helps with medical and criminal identity theft recovery and offers limited power of attorney.
No Cost for Existing Customers
MetLife's identity protection services are free for its existing home and auto insurance policyholders.
- Lack of Prevention Services
- Limited Availability
Lack of Prevention Services
MetLife's identity theft prevention services are not very extensive. While the company does offer legal protection, it does not offer credit monitoring (previous to an identity theft event), social security monitoring, bank account monitoring, or internet scanning.
Not all products and services offered by MetLife are available in all states. The company's identity protection services are currently unavailable in New Hampshire and North Carolina.
The Bottom Line
MetLife offers family identity protection plans and recovery services at no extra cost to its existing home and auto customers. However, the company's prevention services are limited and identity protection is not available in all states.
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