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Frequently Asked Questions Benefits for LGBT Federal Employees and Annuitants

May I designate my same-sex domestic partner or my domestic partner's child as my beneficiary under the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance program?

Yes.  There is no limitation on the designation of individual beneficiaries under the FEGLI program.  Thus, a Federal employee may designate his or her same-sex domestic partner/spouse or a child of the domestic partner/spouse as the primary or secondary beneficiary on SF 2823, Designation of Beneficiary, Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program. 

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