Review your insurance

Review your insurance policies

Before you deploy, check each insurance policy you currently hold, including:

  • Life insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • Homeowners or renters insurance
  • Umbrella insurance

Then follow these guidelines to make sure everything is covered!
 
Instructions: Click each type of insurance to learn more.

Life insurance

All servicemembers are eligible for Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) up to $400,000. Before you deploy, update your beneficiary information for SGLI and any other life insurance policies that you have.
 
For more information, visit the SGLI page on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Auto insurance

Adjust your policy if another person will be driving your vehicle while you are deployed.
 
If you are storing your car, ask your insurance company if they offer reduced rates. Check your state’s requirements — you might be able to cancel liability and/or collision coverage if you are gone for an extended period.

Homeowners or renters insurance

It’s your responsibility to make sure your personal property is insured whether you own your home, rent an apartment, or live in government-provided housing. If you have high-value items, such as jewelry, antiques, or family heirlooms, consider property insurance to make sure you’re properly compensated should something happen while you’re away.

Disability insurance

If you are injured while deployed and are unable to work, private disability insurance can help with compensation.

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