Group Life Insurance
Members of the armed services serve our nation heroically during times of great
need, but what happens when they experience great needs of their own because they have sustained a traumatic injury?
Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) helps severely injured service members through their time
of need with a one-time payment. The amount varies depending on the injury, but it could be the difference
that allows their families to be with them during their recovery; helps them with unforeseen expenses; or gives them a financial
head start on life after recovery.
an insurance program that is bundled with Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and an additional $1.00 has been
added to the service member’s SGLI premium to cover TSGLI. After Dec. 1, 2005, all service members who are covered by SGLI are eligible for
TSGLI coverage, regardless of where their qualifying traumatic injury occurred. However, TSGLI claims require
approval. In addition, there is a retroactive program that covers service members who sustained a qualifying
traumatic injury while in theater supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), or while on
orders in a Combat Zone Tax Exclusion (CZTE) area from Oct. 7, 2001, through Nov. 30, 2005.