SGLI for Appointees

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Capri120, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Capri120

    Capri120 Parent

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    For those who have progressed through many of the forms on the Portal, when DD completed the form for SGLI, the default was $400,000, which deducts $30+ dollars from your paycheck. This is the default, but can be easily changed while completing the form.
    I had her choose $50,000, for just a few dollars a month, since as a cadet, she has no debt or dependent responsibility. Additionally, she is also covered under our family insurance plans.
    This, of course, is a personal choice.
    I only bring this up since one of the recent emails we received said you had to take the $400,000, but could change it once you were at the Academy. The election can be made when you fill out the portal forms.
     
  2. brutus

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    You can change the amount you signed up for at a later date, but if you try to increase the policy amount it might get rejected. We were told it gets subjected to "medical underwriting".
     
  3. BlahuKahuna

    BlahuKahuna 5-Year Member

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    Changing the policy amount is pretty simple once you're here. There's one office you stop by, and it takes less than five minutes.
     
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  4. Capri120

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    SGLI and civilian life insurance policies are two different animals. If you cannot pass a medical exam in the military, if even required, to increase the coverage, you probably won't be in the military much longer anyway.
     

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