Is enrollment in the SNP mandatory?
Yes, for active duty service members, PHS officers serving with the Coast Guard, and reserve members on active duty for 181 days or more who have dependent family members diagnosed with medical, psychological, physical, or educational special needs.
Who is eligible to enroll in the SNP?
Active duty service members, PHS officers serving with the Coast Guard, and reserve members on active duty for 181 days or more who have dependent family members diagnosed with medical, psychological, physical, or educational special needs. The dependent family member with special needs must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
(DEERS) and reside with you (unless you are on an unaccompanied tour).
My dependent family member with special needs has a temporary condition (6-12 months), should I enroll?
Certain medical conditions may warrant temporary enrollment. Contact your Family Resource Specialist (FRS), and he/she will coordinate with the Senior Medical Executive (SME) for a final decision.
How do I enroll my dependent family member with special needs?
For new enrollments and enrollment updates, the Family Member Medical Summary, DD Form 2792
(for medical, psychological, and physical conditions) and Special Education/Early Intervention Summary, DD Form 2792-1
(for educational special needs) must be completed by the family member’s health care provider or school personnel, respectively, and submitted by you to the servicing Family Resource Specialist (FRS). No additional medical documentation is required.
What happens if I fail to enroll?
If you willfully fail to enroll, update enrollment information, or knowingly provide false information regarding a special needs status, you may be subject to disciplinary action or other adverse administrative action, per your unit commanding officer in consultation with the servicing legal office. Additionally, your refusal to provide accurate information may preclude successful entry approval for overseas locations, command sponsorship, access to healthcare services, may require you to pay for family members’ relocation expenses, and/or may separate you from the service.
Is my enrollment confidential?
Personnel involved in the implementation of the SNP ensure the information available to them is treated according to all relevant Coast Guard and federal regulations. Information concerning enrollment in the SNP or data used in this program is not made part of your service record. All information related to the SNP is strictly confidential with access only by authorized personnel who have the need-to-know. Any sensitive enrollment information maintained in an electronic database is protected and physically secured.