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Overview

Introduction to the FEGLI Program

Federal Benefits FastFacts

The Federal Benefits FastFacts provides basic information about the Federal Benefits Programs administered by the Insurance Services Programs at OPM. We will issue FastFacts throughout the year so be sure to check back with us. Please note: before making any final decisions, please visit OPM's insurance site for more specific information.

FEGLI Handbook

The FEGLI Handbook is a source of detailed guidance on the FEGLI Program for both agency officials and enrollees.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the answers to many questions about the FEGLI Program on the FAQs page.

Benefits Administration Letters

Keep up to date with the Federal benefits programs, with the latest Benefits Administration Letters.

Guide to Federal Benefits

The Guide to Federal Benefits has information about the other Federal Benefits programs and how they interrelate.

Quick Guide to FEHB, FEDVIP, FLTCIP, FSAFEDS, and FEGLI

The Quick Guide provides answers to 37 common questions and enables you to see the similarities and differences of these programs.

Regulations

The regulations governing the FEGLI Program.

Legislation

The laws governing the FEGLI Program.

Directory of Agency Headquarters Benefits Officers

A list of the headquarters level agency Benefits Officers.

Contact Us

Please let us know how we are doing. Send your questions and comments to us via email to fegli@opm.gov.

The answer to your question may be already posted on our website - see our Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Please note that we do NOT have information to tell you:

  • The types and amounts of your FEGLI coverage, if any, or
  • Whether you've designated a beneficiary, or
  • Who your current beneficiary is.

You need to contact your human resources office (for employees) or email your retirement system (retire@opm.gov) for this information.

Benefits Administration Letters

The Office of Personnel Management is responsible for administration and oversight of the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program. These pages contain the Benefits Administration Letters (BALs) that provide guidance to agencies on the FEGLI Program.  You can also now receive all newly issued BALs by email.

How to subscribe to the Benefits Administration Information List

You can subscribe to this list to receive Adobe Acrobat PDF copies of BALs when they are issued in either of two ways:

  1. Send an email message requesting a subscription to the list. Address your email to listserv@listserv.opm.gov. In the BODY of the message type:
    SUBSCRIBE BENEFITSINFO firstname lastname., substituting your own first and last names.
  2. Select the BENEFITSINFO list. From the BenefitsInfo Page, select join or leave the list (or change settings). You will then get a form to enter your email address and your full name (the same info needed in the email method).

That's all it takes. You'll automatically be added to the list and begin receiving BALs.

2014 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters
BAL NumberDateSubject
14-208 10/2014 Phased Retirement and Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program Guidelines
14-206 06/2014 Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: UPDATE on Insurance Misrepresentations and Deceptive Sales Practices
14-202 03/2014 Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program: New Address for the Office of Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (OFEGLI)
2012 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters
BAL NumberDateSubject
12-202 05/2012 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Revision of Standard Form (SF) 2817, "Life Insurance Election
12-201 04/2012 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: End of Election Opportunity for Certain Contingency Operation Employees
2011 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters
BAL NumberDateSubject
11-205 11/2011 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Announcing New FEGLI Premiums
Attachment: New FEGLI Premiums
11-202 02/2011 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Revisions of FE-6, Claim for Death Benefits and FE-6 DEP, Statement of Claim-Option C Family Life Insurance
11-201 02/01/2011 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Announcing New FEGLI Regulations
Attachment 1: Instructions for Completing the Option B/C Sections of the SF 2818 "Continuation of Life Insurance Coverage as an Annuitant or Compensationer"
Attachment 2: Certification for Foster Children
2009 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters
BAL NumberDateSubject
09-205 10/08/2009 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: New Address for Conversion Requests
09-204 05/05/2009 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: New Address for the Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (OFEGLI)
09-201 03/13/2009 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Handbook
2008 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

08-203 06/27/08 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI): Additional Continuation of Life Insurance Coverage for Federal Employees Called Up to Active Duty
Attachment: Questions and Answers
08-204 11/24/08 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Election Opportunity for Certain Civilian and Defense Department Employees

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2007 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

07-203 07/31/07 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: New and Redefined SF 50 Codes
07-204 10/24/07 California wildfires and the FEHB, FEGLI, FEDVIP, FLTCIP and FSAFEDS Programs
07-205 11/30/07 Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) and Premium Pay
07-206 12/13/07 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Requests for Information
2006 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

06-202 03/14/06 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Insurance Misrepresentations and Deceptive Sales Practices
06-204 07/18/06 Flexibilities in Employee Benefit Programs, including the FEHB, FLTCIP, FSAFEDS and FEGLI Programs
06-205 09/08/06 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Processing Reminders and Best Practices
2005 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

05-202 08/08/05 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Processing Reminder, Email Messages, and Additional Guidance for FEGLI 04 Open Season Elections
Attachment 1: Email 1 -- FEGLI 2004 Open Season Changes Become Effective!
Attachment 2: Email 2 -- FINAL REMINDER FEGLI 2004 Open Season Changes Effective!
05-201 1/31/05 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Special Procedures for Tsunami Events
2004 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

04-209

10/14/04

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: New Option B Premiums

04-207

9/7/04

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Belated Open Season Elections and Open Season Election Errors

04-206

8/11/04

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: FEGLI 2004 Open Season Website, Email Messages and Data Needs

04-205

7/16/04

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Ordering FEGLI 2004 Open Season Materials

04-203

5/25/04

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: FEGLI 2004 Open Season Announced -- September 2004

04-202

3/31/04

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program: Effect of the Retroactive Pay Raise on the Amount of FEGLI Coverage and on Life Insurance Certifications

04-201

3/24/04

Revised Claim Form

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2003 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

03-204

03/18/03

Level Orange Alert

03-205

03/25/03

Effect of the Retroactive Pay Raise on the Amount of FEGLI Coverage and on Life Insurance Certifications

03-208

10/21/03

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: New Option B Premiums

03-305

03/26/03

2003 Retroactive Pay Raise - Effect on CSRS/FERS and FEGLI
2002 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

02-105

09/25/02

Reminder to Include APS on SF 2821

02-201

03/21/02

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program - Revision of FE-6, Claim for Death Benefits

02-206

04/26/02

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program - Expiration of 3-Year Portability Demonstration Project

02-207

06/05/02

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program - Revision of SF 2822, Request for Insurance

02-209

09/25/02

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: New Premiums and Age Bands

02-315

09/11/02

Fiscal Year 2002 Cost Factors for CSRS, FERS, FEHB and FEGLI
2001 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

01-102

02/20/01

Release of new video, "Let's Talk Benefits- An Introduction to Federal Benefits and the Decisions You Need to Make as a New Employee"

01-205

02/15/01

FEGLI: New Address for The Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (OFEGLI)

01-206

02/21/01

FEGLI - Revision of SF 2817, Life Insurance Election - Hard Copy Now Available

01-216

08/21/01

FEGLI: Employees Who Are Not Eligible to Continue Life Insurance While Receiving Compensation

01-217

08/29/01

FEGLI: Revision of SF 2818, Continuation of Life Insurance Coverage as a Retiree or Compensationer

01-219

10/26/01

FEGLI: Revision of SF 2823, Designation of Beneficiary

01-314

03/30/01

FEGLI Option B Withholding Rates and Age Bands

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2000 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

00-109

06/30/00

Rider Information

00-206

03/21/00

New Look to the FEGLI website

00-207

03/21/00

Payroll Office Letter (POL) 99-28, "Additional Processing Guidance for 'FEGLI 99' Open Season Forms"

00-209

04/06/00

Processing FEGLI 99 Open Enrollment Elections and Reminder of Option C Premium Changes

00-210

04/06/00

Agency Certification of Status of Reemployed Annuitants: Revision of OPM Form 1482

00-212

06/13/00

FEGLI: Revision of RI 76-10 (Assignment of Life Insurance)

00-221

11/17/00

FEGLI: Additional Information on the Transition to a New Presidential Administration

00-226

12/21/00

FEGLI: Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits Are Not Payable When Caused By Insured Driving While Intoxicated
1999 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

99-201

01/12/99

Ordering Open Enrollment Material

99-202

02/09/99

Public Law 105-311- Direct Payment of Premiums

99-203

02/09/99

Public Law 105-311- Increased Amount of Option C and Election of Unreduced Options B and C at Retirement

99-204

02/10/99

New Premiums and Age Bands

99-205

02/10/99

FEGLI 99 Open Enrollment Period

99-207

04/14/99

Court Order Regulations

99-208

04/26/99

Revision of SF 2817

99-209

04/26/99

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: Important Changes

99-210

04/29/99

Public Law 105-311: Portability

99-212

07/30/99

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: More Changes

99-213

08/17/99

Revision of FE-6 DEP, Statement of Claim, Option C- Family Life Insurance

99-214

08/24/99

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: Revised Incontestability Information

99-216

10/15/99

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: Employees Who Complete 12 Months of Nonpay Status
1998 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

98-201

03/09/98

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance and Federal Employees' Health Benefits: Reissuing Important Information

98-202

03/09/98

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: Designations to a Trust

98-204

06/04/98

Revised FEGLI Booklet

98-205

09/17/98

Court Orders

98-208

11/09/98

New FEGLI Legislation

98-209

12/18/98

Public Law 105-311- Foster Children and Miscellaneous Updates

98-210

12/29/98

New Codes for SF 50

98-701

01/26/98

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: Customer Feedback Survey

98-705

07/15/98

Availability of the New FEGLI Handbook on CD ROM.

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1997 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

97-207

09/25/97

Miscellaneous Changes and Information

97-211

10/30/97

New FEGLI Regulations

97-212

10/31/97

New Maximum Amounts

97-213

11/19/97

Revision of SF 2817 (Life Insurance Election)
1996 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

96-202

04/18/96

Revision of SF 2818, Continuation of Life Insurance Coverage

96-206

09/12/96

Tax Treatment of Living Benefits and Viatical Settlements
1995 FEGLI Benefits Administration Letters

BAL Number

Date

Subject

95-201

01/11/95

Maximum Amount of Basic Insurance

95-205

01/24/95

Revised SF2820 (Certification of Insured Employee's Retired Status)

95-207

01/26/95

Revised RI 76-10 (Assignment Form)

95-208

02/14/95

Use of SF 2820

95-211

03/22/95

Revision of FE-6 DEP, Statement of Claim Option C- FEGLI

95-214

04/06/95

FEGLI Revision of RI 76-21 (FEGLI Booklet)

95-215

04/21/95

FEGLI Announcement of a Limited Open Season

95-216

05/04/95

FEGLI: Living Benefits

95-217

05/25/95

FEHB/FEGLI Information Staff for Handling Agency Inquiries.

95-218

07/25/95

FEGLI Revision of SF 2819, Notice of Conversion Privilege

95-219

07/25/95

FEGLI Revision of SF 2821, Agency Certification of Insurance Status

95-220

08/25/95

FEGLI Revision of SF 2823, Designation of Beneficiary

95-221

10/10/95

Assignment of FEGLI Coverage

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Regulations

FEGLI regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations

Title 5 — Administrative Personnel
Chapter I — Office of Personnel Management
Part 870 — Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program

and

Title 48 — Federal Acquisition Regulations System
Chapter 21 — Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, Federal Acquisition Regulation
Part 2101 — 2152

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