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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

Can I increase my FEGLI life insurance coverage if I am a civilian employee in the Department of Defense who is designated as "emergency essential?"



Yes, Public Law 110-417, the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act, allows new FEGLI life insurance election opportunities for certain employees. The new election applies if you are a civilian employee in the Department of Defense eligible for FEGLI who is designated as "emergency essential" under section 1580 of Title 10. 


You may elect Basic, Option A and Option B (up to the maximum of 5 multiples). You must make the election on the FEGLI election form within 60 days of the date of the notification of the designation as an emergency essential employee.

Contact your employing agency human resources office for more information. More details available in BAL 08-204 and BAL 12-201.

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