Chairman & President’s Message


We were created as a nonprofit organization in 1947 with the support of General of the Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Initially formed in the basement of the Pentagon to provide $10,000 of life insurance to active duty officers serving overseas, we are one of the oldest and largest associations of our kind. Over the years, we have changed our name a few times, moved offices, added new products to our portfolio, and expanded our membership eligibility to cover all military, DoD, federal employees, and first responders. We also have our own insurance company, 5Star Life, to underwrite our member eligible products and to serve our country’s civilian workforce through the worksite market.

While we have grown considerably and come a long way since our founding, our core mission remains steadfast – serving those who serve this great nation. And we will never be too large to forget that we are here to serve with integrity by offering flexible, customized insurance solutions. Because there are no limits to the sacrifices our members and policyholders may be called upon to make, we do not exclude any occupation, duty assignment, deployment, or hazard from our protection at any time. From the workplace to a war zone, we stand behind our insured families, ready to deliver on our promise to pay claims quickly and compassionately. And unlike anyone else in our industry, we offer a no cost scholarship benefit to the survivors of those whose deaths occur as a result of combat, terrorism, or participation as a first responder in an emergency.

We have paid almost $2 billion in claims, served thousands of members, and helped countless families achieve financial security in their time of need. Today, we are 450,000 members strong, financially sound, and strategically positioned to remain relevant, serving new generations of members. Thank you to our members, employees, field representatives, board of directors, and senior leaders as we say Happy Birthday AFBA!



Vote for your Board of Directors

You may view the bios of all Board members by clicking here. We are grateful for their leadership and oversight and encourage all members to vote online. Simply login to the Member Portal and click the Vote button. We will announce the results at the annual members meeting.

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Annual Member Meeting

You are invited to attend AFBA’s Annual Members Meeting. Join us on Friday, the 23rd of June, at 10:00 AM for light refreshments, a short presentation and Q & A on the state of AFBA. The meeting will be held in the AFBA Building, 909 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. To attend, call the RSVP hotline at 1-800-776-2322 ext. 2009 or email [email protected].


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We are pleased to share with you that we have achieved a significant milestone that enables us to enhance our service to our members: we launched a new claims processing system, Fineos.

Fineos is an industry leading claims management system that enhances the member experience through improved communication, automation, personalization, and proactive claim management. We are excited to have this new tool at our disposal to help deliver the best possible service to members and beneficiaries.

Life insurance is a promise, a promise that we will be here for you and your family when you need us. Paying claims efficiently and compassionately is the moment of truth when we deliver on that promise.

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Enhanced Member Portal


Consolidated Account Access
Once you log in, you have access to all your active policies on a single, personalized screen. You can quickly set up a one-time online bill payment, set up recurring payments, manage your profile, and download policy related forms.

Mobile-Friendly Design
You now have full access to all of the site’s features from any device, including your desktop computer, smartphone, tablet or any other mobile device. The responsive design of the new portal presents all site features in a user-friendly format.

Keep Current

We want to stay in touch with you! It’s important to keep us informed whenever you change your address, telephone number, or email addresses.

Do we have the correct, most recent beneficiaries for your life insurance? It’s critical to ensure that we have the most current beneficiary designations for you on file so that you know that the true beneficiary receives your life insurance proceeds. Have you recently gotten married? Did you have a child? Did a family member have a name change? Please let us know! Call 1-800-776-2322 to have a new beneficiary form sent to you or download one from our website.

Save Time

Did you know that you have different ways to pay your bill and manage your account? Try our quick and easy payment options on our website or through our automated phone option. If you prefer to talk to a representative, Customer Service has recently expanded the staffing on our payments line. Please call 1-800-776-2322 and choose option 1 for Customer Service then remain on the line and wait for the next prompt. Press 1 to make a payment with a representative.

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Long-Term Care Insurance: Help Protect Your Financial Freedom

You can receive a free consultation from a long term care insurance specialist dedicated to serving AFBA members. A short conversation can help you determine if this planning is right for you.

AFBA chose LTCI Partners, LLC to provide members with this service. They have access to many leading companies to shop and compare benefits and help you own meaningful benefits that fit your needs and budget – including exclusive AFBA member pricing.

Call 1-855-581-6647 or click for more information.

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Special Discounts for AFBA Members from GEICO


GEICO contracts with various membership entities and other organizations, but these entities do not underwrite the offered insurance products. Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Customer satisfaction based on an independent study conducted by Alan Newman Research, 2016. Homeowners, renters and condo coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Motorcycle and ATV coverages are underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. © 2017 GEICO. GEICO is the second-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States according to the 2015 A.M. Best market share report, published May 2016. Discount amount varies in some states. One group discount applicable per policy. Coverage is individual. In New York a premium reduction may be available. GEICO may not be involved in a formal relationship with each organization; however, you still may qualify for a special discount based on your membership, employment or affiliation with those organizations. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, One GEICO Plaza, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2017. 


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