Who is eligible for FEGLI?
Most federal employees, including part-time employees, are eligible for this program, administered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company under a contract with the Office of Personnel Management.

Eligible employees are automatically covered for Basic insurance upon hiring unless they specifically state in writing by the end of their first pay period that they do not want it. There is a partial government contribution toward the cost.

Several forms of optional coverage are available at your own full cost. No proof of insurability is required for any optional insurance elected during the first 60 days after being hired. Proof of insurability typically is required for insurance changes afterward unless you experience certain life events or the program holds one of its rare open seasons.

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