Please Note: The Militia Insurance Trust recently changed carriers for the SSLI Coverage. The policies, plan designs and coverage amounts remain exactly as is—only the carrier is changing. For questions about this change or any other SSLI questions, please contact Emily Vallon at 508-826-0004 or [email protected]

State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI)

The State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) program is derived from United States Public Law 93-289, May 1974, Title 37, Section 707 and is offered through the Massachusetts National Guard. The program is comprised of a combination of several voluntary group life insurance policies sponsored by the National Guard Association of Massachusetts. SSLI is available to all members of the Massachusetts National Guard, officer and enlisted. The National Guard Association of Massachusetts administers the program under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Military Department.

NGAMA is a member of the Militia Insurance Trust (MIT).  The Militia Insurance Trust is comprised of 13 National Guard Associations.

Every eligible member of the Massachusetts National Guard is covered with $1,000 SSLI at no cost to the member. This $1,000 benefit is provided through the Militia Insurance Trust’s Guardian Group Term Life Insurance Policy.

Key Benefits of the SSLI
  • Up to $1,000,000 coverage available*
  • Members covered in combat
  • Covered 24/365
  • Most valid claims paid within 24 to 48 hours of receipt of proof of loss
  • All military occupations covered
  • Spouse and Children coverage available
  • Coverage does not end and rates DO NOT go up just because you separate from the National Guard
  • SSLI can be payroll deducted from drill check or AGR payroll
  • All SSLI group plans cover members while serving in the Massachusetts National Guard including deployment

*Over $1,000,000 coverage available through all MIT SSLI plans.

For coverage details including eligibility, benefits, rates, exclusions, limitations and renewal provisions please contact the plan administrator toll free at 800-633-8333.

National Guard Association of Massachusetts State Sponsored Life Insurance is provided under group life insurance policies issued to the Militia Insurance Trust (MIT). The Guardian group life policy and the Uniformed Services Benefit Association (USBA) 10, 15 and 20 year level term life policies are underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company.

Customer Service (for more information or to request a brochure):
Emily Vallon, Program Director
Main/Policy Info: 800-633-8333
Cell: 508-826-0004
[email protected]


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