29 Apr '13, 4pm

NEWS:Changes to SGLI for dual military families:

Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Benefit Changes By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 – Service members married to other service members are no longer automatically enrolled in the Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program, Pentagon officials said. The change was effective Jan. 2, and to date affects about 4,500 service members, Coast Guard Cmdr. Kristen Martin, who heads the Defense Department’s SGLI policy office, said in an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel. Martin emphasized that no changes have been made to the Servicemembers Group Life Insurance program in which all service members are enrolled. SGLI provides up to a $400,000 payment to a service member’s beneficiary, while the Family SGLI term insurance benefit provides a payment to a service member of up to $100,000 upon th...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=119897

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