Begun as an insurance company that catered to Civil War soldiers, National Union Life and Limb Insurance Company was founded in 1864. 5 Years later, the company stopped offering casualty insurance in favor of selling only life insurance, and changed their name to the Metropolitan Life Insurance company. That company is still in business today and is the parent corporation of a number of companies, including the Metropolitan Casualty Insurance Company.
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As a wholly owned subsidiary, Metropolitan Casualty Insurance is not rated as an individual entity, but shares the rating of the parent company. The A.M. Best Company most recently rated the company in November of 2012, giving them an "A" (excellent) rating, and an "a+" stable long term outlook. The MetLife group has estimated assets in excess of 2 billion dollars.
The MetLife insurance group is a major insurer in the United States, and is represented in advertising by the memorable Peanuts character, Snoopy. The company has enjoyed a long and successful history, and gives credit for that growth to staying in touch with their customers and taking steps to meet the needs of those they service.
MetLife insurance is available throughout the United States, and is represented by both dedicated agents and by independent agents and brokers as well as availability through the company website. Metropolitan Casualty Insurance only writes a specific type of policy for the parent company, and that coverage may be limited in some states. Check your state's department of insurance to make sure that the company is licensed in your region.
Insurance Products Offered
Metropolitan Casualty is a casualty and liability company, providing the underwriting for casualty insurance purchased through the MetLife Insurance Company. While Metropolitan Casualty Insurance is limited in scope, sister companies are able to underwrite other types of policies, and the MetLife group provides all types of insurance, ranging from casualty to life and health insurance coverage.