Table of Contents1 What happens to military death benefits and the SGLI?2 What death benefits are put on hold during these shutdowns?3 $100,000 Death Gratuity Pay Outs4 SGLI Service Members Group Life Insurance Status5 Conclusion What happens to military death benefits and the SGLI? Military families are resilient and can
SGLI Spouse Supplemental Coverage
The FSGLI offers a low cost policy for spouses when the family is in the military. It is a plan I recommend all spouses take advantage part in. However, spouses should make it a priority to purchase additional life insurance. They do not have the same challenges their service member’s do when purchasing coverage. Unless they happen to be living overseas when they get around to doing it!
This gives military spouses a wide net of options to choose from when looking at supplemental coverage. There are a few associations that offer low priced plans that are similar to the FSGLI premiums.
FSGLI Conversion Saving Grace
The great thing about this feature is that if a military spouse has an uninsurable health condition they can continue their coverage without proof of eligibility. Basically there are no questions asked or requirements to provide medical records as long as the spouse applies within 120 days from the service member’s separation date.
This conversion option can also be exercised under the following circumstances:
- Date of divorce from the service member.
- Date service member terminates the SGLI.
- Date service member terminates the FSGLI.
- Date of the service member’s death.
Exercising this conversion can be a necessity for spouses who cant get life insurance coverage elsewhere or don’t have the time to look into it. Although, it’s a good idea to shop the market for alternative options. Preferably well when they are young and healthy.
Military spouses and children need to be aware of these unfavorable conversion options in order to structure a proper life insurance portfolio. It’s essential that they have their own outside life insurance plan in place they have control over.
Most importantly, the SGLI family insurance benefit has very low coverage limits and military families should be supplementing it with additional plans.
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