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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

What if I die on a Sunday and I mailed my completed Designation of Beneficiary form the day before, Saturday? Will the Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (OFEGLI) pay the benefits according to my new designation?

Your employing office or the Office of Personnel Management, if applicable, must receive your Designation of Beneficiary before you die for your Designation to be valid. A Designation delivered on a weekend or Federal holiday is not "received," and is not valid, until the next workday. If you die before your employing office receives the new Designation of Beneficiary, the Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance will pay benefits in accordance with the next prior Designation on file or under the order of precedence starting with the widow or widower, if there is no designation.

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