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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

I am on leave without pay (LWOP), but not on Workers' Compensation. If I die, what salary will the Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (OFEGLI) use to compute the death benefit?

During the first 12 months of LWOP, your FEGLI coverage continues. If you die during the first 12 months, OFEGLI uses the salary at the time of death to compute the benefit. For example:

Stan had Basic insurance only. He went on LWOP February 1, 2003. His salary at that time was $18,449. In September 2003, he got a within-grade increasing his salary to $20,849.00. He died November 15, 2003. Since he died during the first 12 months of LWOP, life insurance is payable. The basic salary used to compute the benefit is $20,849.00.

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