Soldiers have until Sept. 30 to update their SGLI online

SANDSTON, Va. — Members of the U.S. Army can manage their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance coverage using the SGLI Online Enrollment System. Members should look for information from their service about when they should access SOES to confirm and certify their SGLI elections.

Follow this link for an easy to understand picture of the SGLI election process before and after SOES implementation.

SGLI provides automatic life insurance coverage of $400,000 to Servicemembers upon enlistment. Members with SGLI also get automatic traumatic injury protection and life insurance coverage for their dependent children and spouse under the Family SGLI program, unless the child or spouse is already insured under SGLI as a Servicemember. Servicemembers with full-time SGLI coverage will no longer have to complete a paper SGLV-8286 to make changes to their coverage or beneficiary elections. Instead, these Servicemembers can use the online system, SOES, to manage the amount of their SGLI and spouse coverage and to designate or update beneficiaries.

To access SOES, go to www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect, sign in, and go to Benefits, Life Insurance SOES- SGLI Online Enrollment System. Servicemembers can log in with their CAC or with their DS Logon using Internet Explorer as soon as they receive notice that SOES access is available. Servicemembers can then make sure their SGLI coverage and beneficiaries are up-to-date.

Download a tutorial:
TutorialOnSOES

More information on the Department of Veterans Affairs:
SGLI Online Enrollment System