MetLife is the new carrier for AOPA-sponsored life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance programs—a move that will offer better rates, more coverage, and added benefits to members. There are no general aviation exclusions for coverage.
The transition from the existing provider took place January 1. AOPA made the move in response to member concerns about rate increases in their term life insurance plans. Members will receive a new certificate for their records.
“MetLife is pleased to partner with AOPA in offering our suite of Group Term Life and AD&D products to AOPA members,” said Tom Bohde, MetLife Affinity and Member Benefits Division account executive. “Combining the respected brands of MetLife and AOPA with high quality product offerings creates a tremendous opportunity to meet the insurance needs of AOPA members.”
Those who currently have plans with AOPA will be transitioned to MetLife. (However, members in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Montana will remain with the Voya plan until state filing is completed.)
Even though the transition will be seamless for members, those with plans already might want to consider a new plan under MetLife. MetLife will offer lower rates for new 10- and 20-year term life plans. Senior Term Life (50+ Term) and Annual Renewable Term rates are not changing. AD&D existing rates are not changing, even though MetLife’s marketed plan rates are 6 percent higher than the existing plans.
MetLife does not offer a match for the current Total & Permanent Disability benefit currently offered, but the rest of the benefits and exclusions remain the same as under Voya.
Members with MetLife Term Life, Annual Renewable Term Life, and Senior Term Life will receive new benefits at no additional cost:
To learn more about the plans or apply for a new one, visit AOPA’s Personal Insurance webpage.