Collaboration & Partnership

Micruity and MetLife Expand Collaboration to Enhance Access to Retirement Income Solutions

 Digital Retirement Platform will deliver education and planning tools to annuity products for defined contribution plans

June 20, 2024 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Micruity, a recognized leader in retirement technology solutions, announced today an expansion of its collaboration with MetLife, Inc. (MetLife), a leading provider of institutional income annuities.

The two firms will collaborate on the development of MetLife’s Universal Digital Retirement Platform, an education, planning, and annuity purchasing tool that seamlessly and securely connects to existing employment benefit, third party administrator (TPA) and recordkeeping systems.

This latest collaboration deepens the existing relationship between the two firms and will fill a critical gap in the American retirement income landscape by empowering defined contribution plan participants to make more informed choices as they approach retirement.

Plan Sponsors Ponder Longevity Risk

MetLife’s 2024 Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contract Poll found that 91% of plan sponsors are concerned that future retirees will run out of money in their retirement. This new tool will help plan sponsors to address these concerns, by making it seamless to offer robust educational resources on a broad range of retirement income-related topics as well as expanding access to immediate income annuities, allowing plan sponsors to easily offer these solutions within their defined contribution (DC) plans.

Micruity CEO, Trevor Gary, expressed excitement about Micruity’s growing strategic relationship with the insurance leader, “the enhanced collaboration with MetLife is another milestone in our mission to deliver simple, accessible, retirement income solutions.”

“Our flexible infrastructure means that we can efficiently build out new products and enhancements for our clients, iterating on components we previously configured for MetLife on Fidelity’s Guaranteed Income Direct (‘GID’) and State Street Global Advisors IncomeWise platforms,” Gary added.

The rapidly evolving retirement income ecosystem requires adaptability and flexibility to meet the challenges of current and future retirees. Micruity’s innovative platform delivers plug-and-play data infrastructure, logic layer, and connectivity for insurers, asset managers and recordkeepers to streamline operational complexities and deliver a simple, seamless plan participant experience.

by augmenting the retirement planning tools available to plan participants through Micruity’s integrations, we are making it easier for participants to learn about and access retirement income solutions...

With over 40 years in the institutional income annuities market, MetLife works with plan sponsors to expand access to guaranteed lifetime income solutions, which empower plan participants to confidently transition into retirement. MetLife’s Institutional Income Annuities business is well known for its innovation, and this collaboration is another step forward in streamlining and simplifying how plan sponsors can offer lifetime income solutions in their DC plans.

Roberta Rafaloff, vice president and head of Institutional Income Annuities at MetLife emphasized the strategic value of this relationship, “by augmenting the retirement planning tools available to plan participants through Micruity’s integrations, we are making it easier for participants to learn about and access retirement income solutions like our MetLife Guaranteed Income Program® and MetLife Retirement Income Insurance® QLAC.”

 

 

 

About Micruity
Micruity is a financial technology infrastructure company building the data rails for the pension plan of the future. The Micruity Advanced Routing System (MARS™) facilitates frictionless data sharing between Life Insurers, Asset Managers, and Recordkeepers through a single point of service that significantly lowers the administrative burden for plan sponsors and enables them to turn retirement savings plans into retirement income plans at scale.
To learn more about how Micruity is transforming retirement income visit www.micruity.com.
About MetLife
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help individual and institutional customers build a more confident future. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

 

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