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Yes. Effective July 22, 1998, a new law changed the way the Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (OFEGLI) pays death benefits. OFEGLI must pay benefits in accordance with the terms of a valid court decree of divorce, annulment, or legal separation, or the terms of a court order or court-approved property settlement agreement relating to such a court decree, regardless of whether the insured individual actually completes a designation complying with the court order.
To be valid the court order must be a certified copy. The appropriate office must receive the certified copy before the insured's death and it must expressly provide for someone to receive your FEGLI benefits.
If a valid court order is in effect, the insured individual cannot change his/her designation, unless the person(s) named in the court order agrees in writing or unless the court order is later modified.
File the court order with your human resources office. If you do not know how to contact your human resources office, ask the appropriate Agency Benefits Officer.
File the court order with OPM's Retirement Office at:
Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Operations Center
P.O. Box 45
Boyers, PA 16017-0045
If you receive benefits from the Department of Labor, Office of Workers Compensation Programs and you've been receiving these benefits for less than 12 months and you are still on the agency's rolls as an employee, file the court order with your human resources office.
If you are on compensation and are separated from your agency or have been receiving compensation for 12 months or more, file the court order with OPM's Retirement Office at the address above.
Note: A certified copy of the court order must be on file with the appropriate office before the death of the insured person to be valid.
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