Provide peace of mind for your family

Your job helps ensure security to our nation and the people who live here. You can do the same at home for your family by protecting their financial future.

Born in the Pentagon, built to serve

In 1947, the Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) emerged from the basement of the Pentagon to solve a critical need in support of the military. More than 75 years later, our commitment to those who go in harm’s way remains core to everything we do.

  • Service that’s mission-ready
    Transparent coverage and high-touch customer service deliver life insurance member benefits that are as understandable as they are meaningful.
  • Making the hardest days easier for member families
    With a compassionate and proactive claims process, through our underwriter 5Star Life Insurance Company, we do everything in our power to make the hardest days in a family’s life, just a little bit easier.
  • Life beyond the benefit
    Becoming an AFBA member is more than signing up for life insurance member benefits; it’s joining a community with member benefits for the entire family.
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Who is eligible for coverage

All current and former federal employees and contractors, government groups, and their families are eligible to enroll for coverage. Life insurance member benefits are underwritten by 5Star Life Insurance Company and offer features suited for the military family.

Available products

Group term life insurance underwritten by 5Star Life Insurance Company with level benefit through age 70 and coverage amounts from $50,000 - $500,000.

Group term life insurance underwritten by 5Star Life Insurance Company with level benefit to age 121 and coverage amounts up to $50,000.

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.

5Star Life Insurance Company is AFBA’s wholly owned affiliate and life insurance underwriter for its member benefits. It has been awarded on the Forbes list of World’s Best Insurance Companies 2023. Read more

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