Serviceman's Group Life Insurance (SGLI)


SGLI is a program of low cost group term life insurance automatically available to all servicemembers on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty for training and members of the Reserves. This policy is automatically activated for a coverage amount of $400,000, the maximum amount of coverage, unless the servicemember opts out in writing. In addition, designated beneficiaries now receive an additional payment of $100,000 if a servicemember dies while on active duty. A servicemember can elect lower coverage or no coverage by completing the VA Form SGLV-8286. Coverage is available for spouses; dependent children are automatically insured for $10,000. When released from active duty or the Reserve, members with full-time SGLI coverage can convert their coverage to Veterans Group Life Insurance or to an individual commercial life insurance. Click the link below to learn more about the SGLI and VGLI policies for military servicemembers.

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