Accident Insurance

Accident Insurance  


Take comfort knowing you have financial support for accidents with MetLife’s Accident Insurance.


When unexpected injuries lead to unexpected expenses, your accident insurance can provide money to cover bills, co-pays, transportation, and childcare expenses.


  • You’ll receive a lump sum payment to use as you see fit, paid directly to you
  • The plan pays no matter what your medical insurance covers for covered accidental injuries
  • May cover accident-related events, such as: sports injuries, auto accidents, bicycle accidents, broken bones1, knee injuries and falls

Add accident insurance coverage to help offset costs that may not be covered under your employer's existing medical plan.



Outside of new hire enrollment period, enrollment is limited to annual enrollment and qualifying life events.

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Accident Insurance Brochure
Plan Summary


Answers about the plan, including eligibility, options, enrollment and customer service.
  • Who is the provider?

    With over 150 years of experience, MetLife is a recognized leader in protection planning as well as retirement and savings solutions.
  • How can this help me?

    When an accident occurs, the last thing that should be on your mind is the charges accumulating while at the emergency room:

    • Ambulance ride
    • Casts
    • Use of the emergency room
    • Wheelchairs
    • Surgery and anesthesia
    • Crutches
    • Stitches

    These costs can add up fast. Most families have medical insurance that will cover a majority of the expenses. But, what about the out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as the required copay, or the lost wages you or your spouse/domestic partner loses when out of work or staying home to care for an injured family member? You hope that an accident never happens, but at some point, you very well may take a trip to your local emergency room. If that time comes, wouldn’t it be nice to have an insurance plan that pays you a benefit regardless of any other insurance you have? Group Accident insurance does just that, providing a cash benefit to cover the costs associated with unexpected covered accidents.

  • Who is eligible?

    You and your eligible family members6 just need to enroll during your enrollment period and be actively at work for your coverage to be effective. Dependents to be enrolled may not be subject to a medical restriction as set forth on the enrollment form and in the Certificate. Some states require the insured to have medical coverage.4
  • When can I enroll?

    As a new hire, you can enroll during your new hire enrollment period. Outside of your new hire enrollment period, enrollment is limited to the annual enrollment period.
  • What if my employment status changes?

    When you leave or retire from your current employer, you can continue your coverage without interruption, subject to applicable law and the policies' terms and conditions. Although payroll deduction will no longer be available, you can opt for other payment methods such as direct bank account deduction, or home billing.

    Your coverage will only end if you stop paying your premium or if your employer offers you similar coverage with a different insurance carrier.4
  • Will my rates increase as I get older or if I file a claim?

    No, your rates will not increase due to age, health or individual claims.
  • What types of accidents and injuries am I covered for?

     Our accident insurance pays a benefit for a wide array of events, medical services, and treatments.7

    This plan provides a lump-sum payment for over 150 different covered events, such as:

    • Fractures8
    • Dislocations8
    • Second and third degree burns
    • Skin grafts
    • Torn knee cartilage
    • Ruptured disc
    • Concussions
    • Cuts or lacerations
    • Eye injuries
    • Coma
    • Broken teeth


    You’ll also receive a lump-sum payment when you have these covered medical services/treatments:

    • Ambulance
    • Emergency care
    • Inpatient surgery
    • Outpatient surgery
    • Medical Testing Benefits (including X-rays, MRIs, CT scans)
    • Physician follow-up visits
    • Transportation
    • Home modifications
    • Therapy services (including physical and occupational therapy)

    This plan provides protection for covered events experienced while off the job only. See your Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for full details on your coverage.

  • Will I have to take a medical exam to get this coverage?

    No! Your Accident insurance is guaranteed issue,  which means your acceptance is guaranteed, provided you enroll during the Enrollment Period, are actively at work and dependents to be covered are not under a medical restriction as set forth in the Certificate. There are no medical exams to take and no health questions to answer. Some states require the insured to have medical coverage.3

Chip fractures are paid at 25% of Fracture Benefit and partial dislocations are paid at 25% of Dislocation Benefit


METLIFE'S ACCIDENT INSURANCE IS A LIMITED BENEFIT GROUP INSURANCE POLICY. The policy is not intended to be a substitute for medical coverage and certain states may require the insured to have medical coverage to enroll for the coverage. The policy or its provisions may vary or be unavailable in some states. There are benefit reductions that begin at age 65, if applicable. Like most group accident and health insurance policies, policies offered by MetLife may include waiting periods and contain certain exclusions, limitations and terms for keeping them in force. For complete details of coverage and availability, please refer to the group policy form GPNP12-AX or contact MetLife.


Benefits are underwritten by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY. Hospital does not include certain facilities such as nursing homes, convalescent care or extended care facilities. See MetLife’s Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for full details.





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