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Mike in VT  
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I've seen a few articles mentioning that FEGLI really isn't a good deal past a certain point (45 years old +). I read an article that there are a few options that more than double the benefit, for far lower premiums. Are there any recommended life insurance plans/companies from the folks here?
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Around age 45 I kept FEGLI Option A (the basic) and dropped all additional options.
I switched to WAEPA for additional coverage, there are many comparison charts.
However, WAEPA is term insurance cheap when you switch and expensive when you're old.

When I retired, the kids were gone, the mortgage was gone, the debt was gone.
Life insurance is not a retirement plan so, I dropped WAEPA.
I kept the FEGLI Option A into retirement.

I just turned 65 and my FEGLI life insurance is free.
It will reduce over the next three years to 25% of its face value.
Just enough to plant me.
Retired July 2011
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There are a few term life insurance shopping sites on the internet.

Select Quote and Zander Insurance come to mind. You might want to put in bogus contact information when filling out their forms so you don't receive follow up phone calls.

These sites will give you quotes from top name brand insurance companies.
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FrankJr  
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Originally Posted by: Mike in VT Go to Quoted Post
I've seen a few articles mentioning that FEGLI really isn't a good deal past a certain point (45 years old +). I read an article that there are a few options that more than double the benefit, for far lower premiums. Are there any recommended life insurance plans/companies from the folks here?


I turned down the insurance when hired some five years ago. Based on the calculator the coverage at 50 years old is $400 annual for $100,000. No children to support so life insurance isn't a priority. The proceeds from the assorted retirement account would be quite a bonus to the beneficiary, regardless.
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Mike in VT on 1/19/2021(UTC)
The HalfBreed  
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I paid off my home @ age 50, only 1 out of 3 left at home, so I retired at 57 (CSRS). She was already 2 yrs thru college, so I just maintained Basic and pt A (? 10K ?) at age 50, and I've kept it ever since retiring.

The only thing I like about it is that, at age 65, it becomes FREE, but reduces 2% per month, so over 3 years, it's worth about 25% of it's initial value.
In my case, as a higher wage earner, it will be worth around $33,000 so IMHO, it's certainly worth it. It's enough to cremate me and go on a cruise for them afterwards.
I believe it's tax free as well. I think I paid about $42 + $8 per month while retired, and I just turned 66, so, it's been free for a year.

I can't beat that. Especially if I live much longer.
RETIRED CSRS 12/19/2012 @ age 57 w/39 years.
Good Bye Tension...Hello Pension !
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