Program DescriptionThe Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) can help you meet your life insurance needs. Federal employees, Federal retirees (if they meet certain criteria to continue the coverage into retirement), and their family members can be covered under Basic and Optional insurance. If you are an eligible employee you are automatically covered for Basic insurance, and have three Optional insurances you can elect. Option A-Standard equals $10,000; Option B-Additional equals one to five multiples of your salary; Option C-Family equals one to five multiples of coverage for your eligible family members. Each multiple equals $5,000 for a spouse, $2,500 for each child.
General Program RequirementsAs a Federal employee, you are eligible to have FEGLI coverage, unless your position is excluded by law or regulation. Your Federal agency applies these rules and determines your eligibility. However, there are numerous special provisions for people in part-time or intermittent employment, temporary appointments, and specifically named positions.
For Federal employees, the chapter titled "Eligibility" in the FEGLI Handbook explains these and other eligibility provisions. Please visit our online handbook for additional information:
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessEligible employees enroll through their servicing human resources office. They can enroll by completing SF 2817 "Life Insurance Election" (some agencies have electronic enrollment). For information on obtaining the SF 2817 or on how to enroll in the FEGLI Program as a Federal employee, visit http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/life-insurance.
Program Contact Information
For additional assistance, Federal employees should contact their agency's servicing human resources office. A list of headquarters and many other Federal agencies can be found at http://apps.opm.gov/abo. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at the following location: