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MetLife has announced the inaugural class of 10 companies selected to participate in its MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars, a 13-week program connecting MetLife leaders and Techstars mentors to help refine products. The program concludes with a demo day on Oct. 18 at MetLife’s campus in North Carolina.

“Digital is driving fundamental changes to the insurance landscape, and the startups selected for our first Accelerator are developing capabilities that will reshape the industry,” said Marty Lippert, executive vice president and head of MetLife Global Technology & Operations and MetLife Holdings. “The Accelerator provides MetLife an opportunity to influence the direction of these early-stage companies and gain first-mover advantage with those that are strategically important to our organization and our customers.”

Read on to meet the new entrants.
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Aligned Business
Aligned Business: A Singapore-based platform enabling digital underwriting and distribution.
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AnswersNOW
AnswersNOW: A Richmond, Va.-based service supporting parents of children on the autism spectrum by pairing them with certified experts and providing clinical interventions.
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Buddy
Buddy: Also based in Richmond, this company provides on-demand accident insurance for active people.
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Enroll Hero
Enroll Hero: Based in Santa Monica, Calif; provides a recommendation tool to helps seniors pick the right Medicare plans.
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FitBliss
FitBliss: San Jose, Calif. based digital wellbeing platform to optimize health and productivity for the workforce.
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FIX: Fitness Interactive Experience
FIX: Fitness Interactive Experience: Atlanta-based company focusing on improving health behavior through gamification.
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Halos Insurance
Halos Insurance: A Washington, D.C.-based digital platform for distributing insurance to low-risk prospects.
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MamaMend
MamaMend: Based in Boulder, Colo.; an online postpartum guide for new moms.
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Portabl
Portabl: London-based subscription service providing freelancers and gig workers with personalized insurance and savings products, as well as other benefits.
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Safely
Safely: This Atlanta-based company helps property managers and homeowners protects Airbnb and HomeAway rentals by leveraging analytics to verify guests while providing up to $1 million in liability and property coverage.