To the membership:
With the unfortunate number of recent deaths for our membership, while still active, our team would like to bring to your attention the Funeral Assignment benefit.
We are hoping this information will relieve some of the stress associated with your tragic event.
Please note this benefit is for all who have the company voluntary life insurance.
The benefit is called a funeral assignment. The beneficiary just works with the Survivor Support rep at the Benefits Service Center. 1-888-860-6178
Your beneficiary may continue to assign a portion of his or her benefit directly to the funeral home to cover the cost of the funeral. This enables you to arrange to have the funeral home to bill the life-insurance insurance company directly from the policy to cover the funeral expenses.
To assign benefits to a funeral home, the beneficiary signs an agreement with the funeral home. The funeral home sends a copy of the signed agreement and an itemized statement of funeral expenses to American Airlines Benefits Service Center.
When MetLife processes the claim, a separate check for this portion of the benefit will be paid directly to the funeral home.
Tony Lepore- (940) 536-8817