TSGLI Everywhere PSA
(image of two men with the same injuries, Laurence and Bob. Melodee, the announcer walks on to the screen)
Melodee: What’s the difference between these to men? This one was entitled to $25,000 in Insurance payments. This one was not.
Melodee: This reservist served in Operation Enduring Freedom. When he was deactivated and was serving in the reserves, he was injured in a motorcycle accident on the way to his civilian job. This reservist had almost the same injuries, but he was injured while he was on duty in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Laurence: Well, that doesn’t seem fair. We both served our country; we both were put in harm’s way and we both have the same injury.
Melodee: That’s why a new law says that both of you are covered by Servicemembers Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection you had while in the service, 24/7, anywhere, anytime.
Bob: Anywhere? Anytime?
Melodee: Yup… While in the military –while drilling on reserves, or even while doing a “civilian” activity, like riding that motorcycle. And, it’s retroactive to October 7, 2001.
Laurence : So, if you were injured between October 7, 2001, and November 30, 2005, take the time to see if you might qualify.
Bob: Now, remember, if you had a traumatic injury after 2001, TSGLI will cover you everywhere – whether injured in a combat zone
Laurence: or at home.
Melodee: Go to http://insurance.va.gov/sgliSite/TSGLI/Retro.htm for information.