Protection you and your family can count on

You understand what it means to put on the uniform every day to serve this great nation and what it means to have others depend on you. You provide protection and peace of mind to our country and you can do the same at home.  The Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) life insurance member benefits are underwritten by 5Star Life Insurance Company and offer features suited for the military family.

Nothing is going to hold me back!

Family survivor college scholarship

As a unique 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, license or certification.
Not available in New York. In Virginia, only available to First Responders.

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to enroll for coverage?

Military personnel actively serving in the National Guard and their spouses are eligible to enroll for coverage. Individuals ages 18-59 may enroll.

What are available coverage amounts?

Coverage from $50,000 to $400,000.

Do I need a medical exam?

No medical exam up to age 50 for $250,000 of coverage and up to age 60 for $100,000. Just complete the enrollment form and answer a few health questions. Coverage is not guaranteed to issue and is dependent upon the answers to the health questions.

Can I keep the coverage after I retire or separate?

There are no occupation restrictions, so regardless of what you do after separation or any health issues that develop in the future, you’re covered. As long as contributions are paid, coverage continues to age 70.  After your 70th birthday, coverage terminates on anniversary date.

Can I enroll if I smoke?

Yes. Tobacco and non-tobacco rates are available. A tobacco user is one who has used tobacco/nicotine products in the past 12 months. Marijuana use will be considered and, if approved, the rate charged will be the tobacco rate.

What are the available methods of payment?
  • Military allotment
  • Direct bill/ACH

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