The U.S. Army launched its Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Online Enrollment System (SOES) Oct. 1, providing a one-stop shop for SGLI coverage. With SOES, Soldiers have the ability to enroll in, or make changes to, their SGLV Form 8286 (Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Election and Certificate) all from the comfort of their own homes. All that is needed is a personal computer and a Common Access Card or D/S Logon account. Soldiers no longer have to go through their unit's HR professionals to update their coverage. To utilize SOES, sign into milCONNECT. Click on the link that says 'Life Insurance (SOES - SGLI Online Enrollment System)' under the 'Benefits' tab along the top of the page. When the SOES screen pops up, click 'continue' at the bottom of the page and start updating your coverage.
For more details on SGLI, visit the Military.com SGLI section.