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Life Insurance for DOC Employees

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Are you a civilian employee of the Department of Commerce under the age of 70? If so, you may qualify for Group Term Life Insurance and other benefits from WAEPA. When considering the ideal Group Term Life Insurance for DOC employees, you have options. Since World War II, WAEPA has helped federal civilian employees access the top FEGLI alternative benefits package. At most age bands, our members’ premiums rates are lower than FEGLI.

Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA) has provided Group Term Life Insurance and other resources tailored specifically to Civilian Federal Employees since 1943. Department of Commerce (DOC) employees may be eligible to apply for WAEPA’s products. 

Coverage from WAEPA is fully portable, yours to keep even if you change jobs or retire. Compared to FEGLI, WAEPA provides lower costs and premiums for members across several age groups. 

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Whether you’re starting a new job, growing your family, or planning for retirement, see why Feds choose WAEPA to be there for life’s biggest moments.
Group Term Life Insurance

Provides up to $1.5 million in coverage for eligible members, which will not be lost if you change jobs or retire – even after leaving the federal government. An eligible member’s coverage also extends to spouse and children.

Group Short-Term Disability Insurance

WAEPA Group Short-Term Disability Insurance**, can cover up to $6,500 a month to replace your lost income, if you’re out of work due to a covered illness or injury.

Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance

Qualifying federal employees, including DOC employees, cannot be turned down coverage for up to $100,000 within their first year of hire. If you qualify for this offer, you do not need to submit medical documentation or other complex paperwork to access your benefits.

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Reliably Backed by New York Life Insurance Company

We’ve worked with New York Life Insurance Company to develop our exclusive protection for our members — and with good reason. For more than 175 years, American families have trusted New York Life to protect the financial future of those they love. It’s a company you can rely on. New York Life has received the highest financial strength ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer*. 

A++

A.M Best

AAA

Fitch Ratings

Aaa

Moody’s Investors Service

AA+

Standard & Poor’s

*Third Party Rating Reports as of 10/19/2023.

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Disclaimer

Underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010 on Policy Form GMR-FACE/G-30280-0
*Group Term Life Insurance is not available in the following US Territories: American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau.
**New York residents are not currently eligible for Quick Decision.
***Louisiana residents please contact WAEPA Member Services at (800) 368-3484 for more information on applying for coverage.
****Michigan Residents: I understand that I may use a producer/agent to assist me with the completion of this application at no cost to me.


Underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010 on Policy form GMR-FACE/G-30281-0

*Benefits cannot exceed 60% of your average monthly income when combined with all other income benefits you receive from any other source. See other income benefits provision for more details. Consult a tax advisor for details around tax free disability benefits.

**STDI is not currently available in: NV, OR, NH, VT, all US Territories including Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, etc.

***Louisiana residents please contact WAEPA Member Services at (800) 368-3484 for more information on applying for coverage.

****Michigan Residents: I understand that I may use a producer/agent to assist me with the completion of this application at no cost to me.