Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Corporation is an insurance company that uses the brand name MetLife. The company is among the largest providers of insurance, annuities and employee benefits programs.
MetLife was founded in 1868 and has more than 90 million customers in more than 60 countries. The company offers life, dental, disability, automobile, home and critical-illness insurance products. The company also offers a range of financial services, including fee-based financial planning, retirement planning, wealth management, 529 plans, annuities, banking and commercial and residential mortgages. MetLife has licensed the use of Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" characters in its advertising since 1985. This agreement is set to expire in 2014.