Military Financial Education Modules

Learning modules that provide comprehensive and detailed information on basic financial principles.

 

 

 

Title Overview

Military Life Insurance

Provides basic information on military life insurance programs including SGLI, TSGLI, FSGLI, and VGLI, and converting these policies to a permanent commercial insurance policy.  It also discusses the Survivor Benefit Plan, Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance, and the VA Beneficiary Financial Counseling and Online Will Preparation programs.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Provides information on the federal government Thrift Savings Plan, including  member and service contributions, Traditional and Roth accounts, treatment of tax-exempt contributions, contribution limits, the various TSP funds, and options for accessing a participant’s assets.

Blended Retirement System (BRS)

Provides basic information about the uniformed services’ Blended Retirement System, including eligibility, the TSP accounts elements with its three contribution methods (automatic member matching, service contribution, service matching), Continuation Pay, and the annuity/pension element.

Veterans Disability Benefits

Provides basic information about filing with the VA for a disability rating and appealing a decision, and information about various special programs for disabled veterans.

Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

Provides basic information about the Survivor Benefit Plan, including premium and benefit calculations, eligibility, beneficiary categories, changing beneficiaries, disenrolling, and Reserve Component SBP (RCSBP).

VA Home Loan Program

Provides information about the VA Home Loan Program, its advantages, loan types, “full” and “remaining” entitlement, how to obtain a Certificiate of Eligibility, the VA Funding Fee and other costs, and how to spot misleading solicitations.