MetLife has been woven into the fabric of American life for over 140 years. Our history of providing solutions to life's greatest challenges, protection for its biggest risks, and strategies for our most important goals reflects our commitment to our mission. From our start as a private insurer of soldiers and sailors, to the launch of the seventh largest IPO in U.S. history, our continuous growth and enduring strength demonstrate the significance of our work. March 24, 1868: Metropolitan Life and Limb Insurance Company opens at 243 Broadway, New York City Read more about our MetLife History. MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.