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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Life Insurance

The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering more than 4 million Federal employees and retirees, as well as many of their family members.

In most cases, if you are a new Federal employee, you are automatically covered by Basic life insurance and your payroll office deducts premiums from your paycheck unless you waive the coverage.

To learn more about coverage options, see the federal insurance calculator.

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  • This page last reviewed: March 12, 2019