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Servicemembers Group Life Insurance Coverage

Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) is a VA program that provides low cost group life insurance to members of the Uniformed Services.  This includes commissioned officers of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, cadets and midshipmen of the service academies. Unless members elect to reduce or cancel their benefit amount, they are automatically insured under SGLI for the maximum amount of $400,000.  Reductions can be made in $50,000 increments or coverage may be canceled...

Financial Tips for a Successful Military Transition

As you prepare to make the change from military service to the civilian corporate ladder, there are a lot of considerations. If you’re preparing to swap your combat boots for a pair of Rockports, these financial tips can help: 1. Sharpen your tools. Your civilian career search is going to require a few key things – a refined resume, a professional online profile, and killer interview skills. If you need some support as you brush these skills off and prepare, reach out to the Transition Assistance Program. 2. Prepare...

Shopping for Supplemental Military Health Insurance

There are many places to obtain supplemental health insurance. Several fraternal associations and many commercial insurance companies offer such plans, but you should look carefully for the one that is best for you. Insurance plans vary greatly with which medical procedures are covered and the percentage the policy will pay. When shopping for health insurance, first consider the benefits you may have as a retiree or veteran. Then purchase supplemental insurance. The trick is to find a supplemental insurance plan that covers...

2012 U.S. Military Retired Handbook

The United States Military Retired Handbook is designed to help all U.S. Military personnel who have retired - or who are planning to retire. This unique guide covers everything from the nuts and bolts of computing your Retirement Pay to the detailed explanations of retired military Healthcare, TRICARE, Social Security, VA, SBP, taxes, insurance, travel, survivor benefits and much more! Click Here to download this handbook.

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