Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)

Army Reserve: Active Duty

Benefit Fact Sheet

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Summary:

Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is a post-separation life insurance program that allows Soldiers to convert their Servicemember's Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage to renewable term insurance. Members with SGLI coverage are eligible for VGLI upon release from service. It is one of a number of low cost insurance programs developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide insurance benefits for Soldiers and Veterans who may not otherwise be eligible to receive insurance benefits from private companies due to risks involved in military service, or a service connected disability. Effective 11 April 2011, Soldiers who are insured under VGLI who are under age 60 and have less than $400,000 in coverage can purchase up to $25,000 of additional coverage on each five year anniversary of their coverage, up to the maximum $400,000. There is no medical underwriting required for the additional coverage.

Eligibility:

VGLI is a post-separation life insurance program. Therefore Active Duty Soldiers are not eligible for VGLI. These Solders are eligible for SGLI and become eligible for conversion to VGLI at the time of their separation from service (click here to view the SGLI fact sheet).

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the Veterans Group Life Insurance webpage maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/vgli.asp

Document Review Date: 19 November 2013