Troops can choose who will receive the payout if they are killed.
If a married service member elects someone who is not their spouse or if they deny coverage altogether, the government is supposed to send a notification of the change to the spouse.
"We encourage all Sailors to log-in and make sure that their SGLI information is up-to-date to prevent unexpected stress on their loved ones should something happen to them." SGLI is a program of low cost group life insurance for service members on active duty, ready reservists, members of the National Guard, members of the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Public Health Service, cadets and midshipmen of the four service academies and members of the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
SGLI coverage is available in increments of ,000 to a maximum of 0,000.
Members of the Coast Guard and commissioned members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U. Public Health Service will gain access by late 2017. Vincent De Groot | The white gloved hands of a member of the U. Air Force Honor Guard hold a folded United States flag. In some cases this may be the first and last time they think about life insurance.The triangular shaped folded flag and accompanying ceremony is an inspiring way to honor the flag and what it represents during solemn ceremonies. Sadly if a service member’s SGLI information is not current it could result in slowing the process of paying the gratuity or result in the money going somewhere other than they intended. Vincent De Groot 185th ARW Wing PA (Illustrative)) see less | View Image Page SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Service members are automatically enrolled in Service Members Group Life insurance or SGLI when they first join the military for up to 0,000.Keeping your SGLI information current will ensure the beneficiaries you identified will receive compensation in the event of your death.