Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
MetLife Investors USA Insurance Co. et al.
Current Parent Company: 
MetLife
Penalty: 
$200,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
August 15, 2012
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
insurance violation
Violation Description: 

MetLife Investors USA Insurance Co., First MetLife Investors Insurance Company, Delaware American Life Insurance Company, General American Life Insurance Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Safehealth Life Insurance Company, MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut, New England Life Insurance Company, MetLife Investors Insurance Company, and Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company agreed to pay a $200,000 civil penalty in settlement of allegations their previous use of the automatic default option establishing a retained asset account could result in an unsuitable arrangement for a beneficiary, in violation of state regulations.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Minnesota
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance
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Parent company note: 
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