NU Online News Service, March 28, 2005, 11:50 a.m. EST
MetLife Inc., New York, is offering a new line of critical illness insurance.[@@]
The policies feature a lump-sum payment designed to give beneficiaries flexibility in handling day-to-day expenses and determining their best course of treatment, MetLife says.
The policies cover 6 prevalent critical illnesses: cancer, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, coronary artery bypass graft and major organ transplant.