Some former and current U.S. Marine Corps personnel may be eligible for financial compensation through the newly established Traumatic Injury Insurance Program.
The Traumatic Injury Insurance Program (TSGLI) provides a retroactive provision for service members who suffered a qualifying loss between Oct. 7, 2001 and Nov. 30, 2005 as long as their injuries were incurred while deployed on orders in support of Operation Enduring or Iraqi Freedom or while the service member served in a geographic location that qualified the service member for a combat zone tax exclusion.
On Dec. 1, 2005, all service members who have Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) will automatically become insured for traumatic injury protection up to $100,000 unless they specifically decline SGLI coverage.
Service members who were not enrolled in SGLI prior to Dec. 1, 2005 may still qualify for the TSGLI if they meet the traumatic injury protection criteria.
The TSGLI coverage provides money for a loss due to a specific traumatic event. The Office of Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance determines payment amounts, which are based on the severity of injury or combined loss of ability to perform specific daily living activities.
For additional information regarding eligibility criteria and claim submission procedures, visit www.manpower.usmc.mil\tsgli.