The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

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Excerpt from The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: Its History, Its Present Position in the Insurance World, Its Home Office Building and Its Work Carried on Therein A History of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was issued in 1908 to mark its 40th year as a life company and at the same time the practical completion of its great Home Office building. The volume contained a history of the Company and something of its position in the world of insurance at that time, with a description, sufficiently illustrated, to bring before the eye of the interested reader the building, which was the largest business building in the world, its various novel, beautiful and useful features and the great work carried on within its walls. Since that volume was issued the Company has more than maintained its position in the insurance field, and in 1914 finds itself with a greater amount of insurance in force than any other company in the world. Coincidently with this growth the Company has entered upon a great work for the benefit of its policy-holders, entirely beyond any obligation implied in its policy contracts. It has taken place among the foremost agencies in the conservation of human life, having carried on a campaign of education in the interests of improved health, established a free nursing service for all Industrial policy-holders whose circumstances are such that they need it, erected a sanatorium for those of its employees afflicted with tuberculosis, and engaged systematically in welfare work along the lines of modern thought among the millions of industrial workers who are its policy-holders. The Metropolitan building is now the business home of many thousand people, while visitors whose interests bring them to it daily equal the population of many of the thriving cities of the country. This present volume contains the early history of the Company, a summary of its business to the year 1914, and an outline of the collateral welfare work which the Company is doing. It is issued in the belief that it will be of interest to the field force, which has made the Company what it is; to the policy-holders, who are the Company in a very true sense; to the tenants of the building, their visitors and friends. The words of the preface to the earlier edition are still true. All who come under the roof of the Metropolitan home are welcome. All who accept insurance issued from it are members of its household, and all who read this book are invited to become a part of our happy family. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Title:The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Author:Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Publisher:Forgotten Books - 2015-07-20


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