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2.1. Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI)

SGLI is a program that provides low-cost term life insurance coverage to eligibleservicemembers.  If eligible, you are automatically issued the maximum SGLI coverage.  If you qualify for SGLI, you are automatically enrolled and do not need to apply for coverage.

Servicemembers can make changes to their SGLI coverage.  For example, servicemembers can decline SGLI coverage, select a lesser amount than maximum coverage, designate beneficiaries, and/or make other changes.

Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Forms

SGLV 8286
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Election & Certificate
Use this form to:
  • reduce or decline SGLI coverage
  • designate or update the beneficiary on a SGLI policy
  • restore or increase SGLI coverage when it has previously been reduced or declined
SGLV 8286S
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance
Supplemental SGLI Beneficiary Form
Use this form as a continuation to SGLV 8286 to designate additional SGLI beneficiaries.
SGLV 8285
Request for Insurance
This form has been replaced by SGLV 8286 and should no longer be used.

SGLV 8283-Beneficiary

SGLV 8283-Casualty Officer
Beneficiary Claim for Death Benefits (SGLI/VGLI)


Use this form to claim SGLI or VGLI proceeds for a deceased policyholder.
SGLV 8284
Servicemember/Veteran Accelerated Benefits Option Form
Use this form to request an advance insurance payment for a Servicemember or Veteran that is terminally ill.
SGLV 8715
Application for SGLI Disability Extension
Use this form to apply for a free extension (up to two years) of SGLI coverage if you are a totally disabled at time of discharge.

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