Marine Corps ReservePayment Procedure
Reserve members in a non-pay status accumulate debts for unpaid SGLI premiums on their Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) MMPA. Marines in a non-pay status for 9 consecutive drills (A typical drill weekend consists of 4 drills) are sent an administrative notice informing them of premiums due. Marines with debts for SGLI can remit payments to the address below:
MARFORRES, Finance Office
2000 Opelousas Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70146
Checks should be made payable to the U.S. Treasury. Members should include a letter with their payment explaining that the check is intended to pay SGLI premiums. Members should include their Social Security Number on the letter and their payment.
Termination of Coverage
Members are required to remit payment within 30 days after the date of notification. Failure to make payment will result in termination of coverage of SGLI.
Debt Collection Process
Unpaid premiums are considered debts owed to the U.S. government. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will attempt to collect outstanding debts for SGLI premiums from the final pay of separating members. Unpaid debts of service members who separate are referred to the Out of Service Debt department. DFAS reports delinquent debts to the major credit bureaus after 62 days of the initial debt notification letter. Furthermore, DFAS will forward delinquent debts to private collection agencies for assistance with collection. DFAS participates in the Treasury Offset Program, which authorizes the Department of Treasury to offset payments from the IRS, Office of Personnel Management, Social Security Administration, and civilian employers in order to collect delinquent debts. Visit our Out of Service Debt page for more information.
For More Information
Members with specific questions about their coverage status and premium payments can contact the Marine Forces Reserve Customer Service Center at 800-255-5082.