MetLife has added a free bereavement and probate service to its group life protection product.
Employees who are members of group life scheme and their families will be able to access legal and financial guidance, through a telephone helpline, including help with issues of probate, grants of representation and family disputes following bereavement.
The service also offers 24-hour bereavement telephone counselling.
The launch of these new services follows enhancements to the provider’s group life product, added in March, including the availability of registered and excepted policies. it also increased the maximum ages for cover to 75 from 70.
MetLife UK employee benefits director Stephanie Baillie says: “The MetLife group life policy is not just about paying claims but helping employers help their employees and their families at a time when one of the most traumatic events a family can experience occurs.”