NU Online News Service, March 7, 2005, 5:01 p.m. EST

A big New York life insurer says it has received a request for information about its sales process.[@@]

The insurer, MetLife Inc., says in an annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the Massachusetts attorney general has asked for information about bids and quotes issued for Massachusetts prospects.

MetLife previously has said that it has received requests for information from officials in Connecticut and New York.