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MetLife Inc (NYSE:MET)
Policy Acquisition Expense
$2,574 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

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 Mar. 2017 was $796 Mil. Its policy acquisition expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $2,574 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 Mar. 2017 was 915 (Jun. 2016 ) + 863 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0 (Dec. 2016 ) + 796 (Mar. 2017 ) = $2,574 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 4,114000000000

MetLife Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
IS_PolicyAcquisitionExpense 05792795509819158630796
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