CONTRIBUTED BY THE OFFICE
OF THE SEN. TOMMY TUBERVILLE
The Supporting Families of the Fallen Act — Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s legislation to raise maximum coverage amounts offered under Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) and Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) plans by $100,000 — went into effect Wednesday, March 1.
Last October, President Joe Biden signed the Supporting Families of the Fallen Act after it unanimously passed in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, making it Tuberville’s first standalone bill to become law. In December, Tuberville’s second standalone bill — which corrected an issue with G.I. Bill benefit transfers — was also signed into law, a considerable achievement for a freshman senator in the minority party. The Supporting Families of the Fallen Act provides the first increase to VGLI and SGLI maximum coverage amounts since 2005. Multiple groups have praised the legislation, including the Military Officers Association of America and Wounded Warrior Project. As Alabama’s voice on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Tuberville is committed to bringing about small, but meaningful changes for veterans and their families.
Tuberville’s statement about the Supporting Families of the Fallen Act becoming law reads as follows:
“The families of America’s heroes deserve our unwavering support and appreciation,” said Senator Tuberville. “Increasing the life insurance benefit provided to families of those who pay the ultimate sacrifice was long overdue, and I am proud to see this important legislation signed into law. We can never fully repay our service members and military families for their sacrifice, but I am committed to finding ways to show our appreciation by doing everything I can to support our troops and their loved ones.”