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MetLife Inc (NYSE:MET)
Policy Acquisition Expense
$-959 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Policy acquisition expense is the expenses incurred by insurance companies in activities such as marketing, advertising, commissions etc. MetLife Inc's policy acquisition expense for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $863 Mil. Its policy acquisition expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $-959 Mil.


Definition

Expenses incurred by insurance companies in activities such as marketing, advertising, commissions etc.

MetLife Inc Policy Acquisition Expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was -2751 (Dec. 2015 ) + 14 (Mar. 2016 ) + 915 (Jun. 2016 ) + 863 (Sep. 2016 ) = $-959 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

MetLife Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
IS_PolicyAcquisitionExpense 4,114000001,23651990

MetLife Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
IS_PolicyAcquisitionExpense 0057927955-2,751149158630
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