Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) membership

We are a 920,000 member-strong association faithful to our legacy and deeply committed to our mission – to provide survivor and other benefits to those who serve, defend, and protect our nation.

Enrollees for life insurance member benefits are limited by membership eligibility and underwriting qualifications. Membership is defined as:

  • All members of the uniformed services, including retirees and veterans.
  • Government employees and contractors.
  • First responders, including fire departments, law enforcement, correctional officers, and emergency medical services.
  • Spouses and dependents of these groups.

Membership benefits

By becoming an AFBA member, you secure much more than life insurance member benefits and financial peace of mind. In addition to a college scholarship, members and beneficiaries gain access to a host of other benefits that help save money by providing special discounts for travel, healthcare, shopping, entertainment, as well as financial and legal services.

Woman on her graduation day

Family survivor college scholarship

As a non-life insurance member benefit, AFBA is proud to offer families of eligible fallen members the Charles C. Blanton AFBA Family Survivor College Scholarship. Surviving spouse and children are eligible for $10,000 per year, up to a total maximum benefit for the entire family of $40,000 toward an undergraduate degree. Available in all states except New York. In Virginia, only available to First Responders.

Protection for AFBA eligible members and their families underwritten by 5Star Life Insurance Company.

Resources that help you excel at any stage in your career.

Products and services that assist you to reach your financial goals.

Plans and discounts designed to help promote your health.

Shopping and entertainment

Savings on experiences and products for everyone in your family.

Deals and discounts to use when planning your next adventure.

Who We Serve

Active Duty and Veterans

Active Duty and Veterans

Active duty military members, retirees, veterans and their families.

Federal Employees/ Contractors

Federal Employees/ Contractors

Current and former federal employees and contractors, government groups, and their families.

First Responders

First Responders

Current or former homeland security personnel, law enforcement, correction officers, firefighters, EMTs, and their families.

National Guard

National Guard

Guard members who are active members of their state National Guard association, and their families.