Federal Employee Group Life Insurance Overview

Any first-time government employees are automatically enrolled in the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program. Unless you opted to decline such coverage by the end of your first pay period, you would be the recipient of one of two types of FEGLI coverage. Basic FEGLI coverage provides group term life insurance without a medical exam and includes accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D). However, the premium cost for this package is shared between you and the federal government, except in union negotiations. For example, the Post Office covers 100% of the basic insurance costs for their current employees.

The beneficiary amount of the basic life insurance equals your current yearly take-home pay, rounded up to the next $1,000, plus another $2,000. Every time your basic pay changes, this amount is subject to change. If you were to die or lose one or more body parts (including hand, eye, foot, etc.), you would receive either half or the entire amount. The second type of insurance under FEGLI is an optional coverage, available in three styles. First, you must be enrolled in Basic to register in the following sub-categories. Additionally, you must pay the total cost, with a flat rate offered up to age 35. These include Option A standard, Option B additional, and Option C for families.

Designating a beneficiary is a must when it comes to life insurance. The beneficiary is the individual you chose to receive death benefits upon your death. A standard order of precedence has been put into place if a beneficiary was not designated. Designating a specific individual ensures life insurance proceeds go to the right person. When one hasn’t been designated, the order of precedence is as follows: spouse, child, children (in equal shares), parents, next of kin (under law). If you are unsure of your current beneficiary, you may visit the servicing personnel office and check your Official Personnel File (OPF).

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