Patriot Plan III established provisions for the reimbursement of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) premiums for eligible service personnel.
This program applies to all eligible servicemembers enrolled in SGLI and provides reimbursement for premiums that individual servicemembers pay during qualifying periods of service. The recently published DMNA Regulation 1-2 has specific information on the program including eligibility and the process to receive reimbursement.
Servicemembers apply for reimbursement by completing an application (DMNA Form 1-2) and submitting it along with the required supporting documentation to the appropriate office at DMNA for certification. Servicemembers must submit separate applications based on the type of duty performed. For example, applications are sent to the State Humans Resources Directorate (MNHS) for State Active Duty (SAD), while Active Guard Reserve (AGR) personnel submit applications to MNHF (AGR Office). DMNA Regulation 1-2 provides information on where to send an application based on specific duty.
Applications must be submitted by November 1 of each year for duty performed in the previous federal fiscal year. For example, applications for service from October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006 are due to the appropriate office at DMNA not later than November 1, 2006. Servicemembers should receive reimbursement in late December or early January. Servicemembers may submit applications at any time during the year, but state reimbursement will only be made once a year.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- Who is eligible to receive the benefits of the program?
- The program applies to several categories of recognized service. A servicemember must be an active member of the New York Army National Guard, New York Air National Guard or the New York Naval Militia with an active status in the US Navy Reserve, US Coast Guard Reserve or US Marine Corps Reserve. Servicemembers in a Title 10 status, Title 32 status, for reasons other than training and/or State Active Duty (SAD) status may be eligible. Consult DMNA Regulation 1-2 for further guidance.
- What do I submit to receive reimbursement?
- A reimbursement application form can be found here. This form must be completed and submitted with appropriate supporting documents. Supporting documentation includes appropriate individual orders and verification of premiums paid [copy of Leave and Earning Statement(s) (LES)].
- Where do I submit my application?
- Depending on type of duty, individuals will submit their request to the appropriate office responsible for that type service. If servicemembers served more then one period of time but in the same status, they only need to submit one application with the different time periods identified on the application and copy of each corresponding order and LES. If servicemembers serve in more then one duty status (e.g., State Active Duty (SAD) and Title 10) over the course of the year, they must submit a separate application for each period to the appropriate office responsible for that type of service.
- What will I receive as far as reimbursement?
- Servicemembers will receive reimbursement for only the premium paid for the applicable time period. For instance, if a servicemember served on orders for 15 days out of a month of thirty days, they will only be reimbursed for the fifteen days that they actually were on orders.
- When do I submit the application(s)?
- A servicemember may submit their application(s) for reimbursement at any time following their completion of applicable service but no later then the 1st of November following the end of a federal fiscal year which runs from October 1st to September 30th. While applications can be submitted at any time, reimbursement will be made only once a year. Reimbursement will be made after the completion of the federal fiscal year.