The State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) program provides group term life insurance exclusively for actively serving members of the Army and Air National Guard organizations and their dependents. The program is derived from United States Public Law 93-289, May 24, 1974, to encourage persons to join and remain in the National Guard.
Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) is the main provider for Basic and Enhanced SSLI coverage through 5Star Life Insurance Company. AFBA was established in 1947 with the support of the Chief of Staff and General of the Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower, to promote the general welfare and economic interest of uniformed military service members and their families during peace and war.
As the proud provider of one of the most comprehensive SSLI programs in the country, AFBA has more than 202,000 National Guard members, retirees, and family members with $14.3 billion of insurance in force and has paid out more than $143 million in claims. We provide high value life insurance protection with no military specialty or combat or war exclusions to our National Guard members and their families.