December 29, 2018 18:06 Updated Follow Yes. If INPRS receives your election to annuitize by Nov. 30, 2017. After that date, you may annuitize through MetLife. Related articles How long does it take to get MetLife annuity payments started? How can I estimate a monthly annuity benefit? Will the use of an outside annuity provider impact the pension benefits of current or future retirees? Do I have to purchase an annuity through MetLife? If I defer annuitizing my Defined Contribution (DC) account until after I have started receiving benefits, what rate can I expect?