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Metlife Assumes About 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths in US in Q3

Metlife Assumes About 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths in US in Q3
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Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:58 AM

Metlife Inc. said on Thursday it assumes U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will rise to about 200,000 by the end of September, but that the disease is having minimal overall impact on underwriting.

"We continue to anticipate modest underwriting impacts from COVID-19 on a combined basis, assuming death rises in the U.S. to approximately 200,000 through the third quarter," Chief Financial Officer John McCallion said on a conference call with investors. MetLife released earnings on Wednesday.

The insurer (MET) expects about 40,000 COVID-19 deaths in Mexico in the third quarter, but overall mortality from the disease will not be as severe as in the second quarter, McCallion said.

The company added that its commercial mortgage portfolio is showing "signs of stress," especially in the hotel and retail sectors.

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Metlife assumes U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will rise to about 200,000 by the end of September, but the disease is having minimal overall impact on underwriting.
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