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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

What is the difference between a viatical settlement firm and the Living Benefits provision under the FEGLI Program plan?

Living Benefits payments come from the Employees' Life Insurance Fund (Part of the U.S. Treasury). Viatical settlement firms are private firms not connected with the Federal Government.

The Federal law determines the amount of insurance available and the requirement for receiving a Living Benefit payment. Viatical settlement firms set their own requirements and payment amounts.

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