FAQ: Military

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Are currently enlisted military personnel eligible for this insurance?

Full-time, active duty members of the Armed Forces are not eligible for coverage.  However, if you are a Reservist or National Guardsman, you can apply for coverage, provided you are a civilian federal employee.  If you become activated, you can maintain your in-force coverage, but cannot apply for new coverage.

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Are retired military personnel eligible for this insurance?

If you are a retired military personnel who is also a current or retired Civilian Federal Employee, you are eligible for coverage from us.

If you are not and never have been a Civilian Federal Employee/Retired Annuitant, you can only apply for coverage as an Associate Member if your spouse is WAEPA Member.

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Does WAEPA’s worldwide coverage include combat zones?

If you are a Federal civilian who happens to be stationed in or commutes to a combat zone, you would be covered. If you are an activated Reservist or National Guardsman, who gained WAEPA membership prior to activation, your basic coverage would also be intact. Full-time members of the armed services are not eligible for WAEPA coverage.

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