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The Survivor Benefit Plan and a Disabled Child Beneficiary

March 15, 2023

The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) provides a monthly income annuity to named beneficiaries after a servicemember or retiree passes away. It is offered to all active duty servicemembers free of charge, but retirees must opt in to SBP before they leave active duty for coverage to continue into retirement. Retirees must pay a monthly premium…


Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

January 2, 2020

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 took effect on January 1, 2020. This...

Online Life Insurance Payments through Navy Mutual

December 23, 2019

Make your life insurance payments easily with Navy Mutual Bill Pay. Navy Mutual is...

Tips for Disabled Veterans: Add and Confirm Dependents on Your VA Award

January 27, 2022

Did you know that if you have a 30% or higher disability rating from the Department of...

Don’t Let Your Benefits Go Unclaimed

January 11, 2019

It might surprise you to learn that insurance benefits sometimes go unclaimed. This is a...

Burial and Memorial Benefits for Veterans

January 10, 2018

Our nation honors its veterans, both in life and in death. Often though, spouses and/or...

Preparing Important Files and Life Insurance Documents for Emergencies

January 5, 2018

The best plans are laid before they are needed. If an emergency strikes, we need to be...