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Topeka, KS 66683-3591

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Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Online Enrollment System (SOES) Implementation

Beginning in October 2018 members of the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) can manage their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage using the SGLI Online Enrollment System (SOES). Coast Guard and NOAA members join the Army, Navy Air Force, and Marine Corps in using the new system.

Visit our SGLI-SOES Implementation page for more information and resources.

Blended Retirement System Opt-Ins

The Opt-In window for the Blended Retirement System (BRS) ends on 31 December 2018. 

As of  12 December 2018, PPC has received 5,990 BRS Opt-In elections.

Component  BRS Eligible  Opt-Ins Percentage 
Active 25,460 5,335 21..0%
Reserve  6,367 655 10.3%
Total  31,827 5,990 18.8%

Visit WWW.DCMS.USCG.MIL/BRS for BRS Opt-In Resources.

Visit our Direct Access User Guides Page for BRS Opt-In Procedures and Videos

Continuation Pay Elections

This table shows the status of continuation pay elections.

Month  Eligible Pending
Payment
(Returned forms)
Paid
Jan 2018  6  0 6
Feb 2018  7  0 5
Mar 2018  5  0 3
Apr 2018  1  0 1
May 2018  10  0 8
June 2018  9  0 8
July 2018  7  0
August 2018 5  0 5
September 2018 4  0  4 
October 2018 5  0
November 2018 2 0 1
December 2018 2 1 0

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There are 4 declinations of Continuation Pay (February, May, June, July 2018 eligible).

About PPC

We are the premier military pay & personnel resource, providing unsurpassed service to our nation's guardians

Mission

To provide caring and responsive personnel and compensation services for all Coast Guard military members, retirees, annuitants and other customers in support of the Department of Homeland Security missions.

Vision

Quietly keeping Coasties always ready.

Values

Customers

We exist to serve customers and deliver products and services. To be successful we must excel at exceeding our customers’ needs; we must understand who our customers are, both external and internal, and maintain a helpful and courteous attitude toward them. We must delight them, ensuring the products and services we provide are what they need, delivered on time and accurately. As our valued customers, your input is always appreciated.How are we doing?

Employees

We are all part of one work group. We work together to ensure the success of each other, PPC overall, the programs we support through PSC, and all Coast Guard Human Resource efforts. When we say our people are our most important resource, we act like it. We continually strive to become an employer of choice, providing meaningful, rewarding work and a positive environment for our employees.

Stewardship

We own critical fiduciary service and support functions for the Coast Guard and taxpayers. We are ever mindful of that responsibility and sensitive to the cost and quality of services we provide. Ensuring we are responsible and ethical stewards of taxpayer dollars, along with being active in giving back to our local community, positively reflects our character as we accomplish our mission. We must reduce payment inaccuracies to an absolute minimum, always provide honest and accurate financial reporting and strive to achieve unqualified audit opinions from external auditors. We do all of this while continuing to be recognized as a pillar of volunteerism and support within our community.

PPC News Updates

Dec. 18, 2018

2018 IRS Forms W-2 and 1095-C Information

IRS Form W-2 and 1095-C - The required 2018 IRS tax forms W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) will be mailed no later than 31 Jan 2019 to the member’s mailing address listed in Direct Access. Members who have selected to opt out of receiving the paper forms will be able to download their tax forms from Direct Access and will not receive a paper copy in the mail.

Dec. 17, 2018

2019 Coast Guard Meal Rates

This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY19.

Dec. 17, 2018

DOD Releases 2019 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates

The Department of Defense released the 2019 Basic Allowance for Housing rates today. BAH rates will increase an average of 2.55 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2019. An estimated $21 billion will be paid to approximately one million service members.

Dec. 14, 2018

Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual Chapters One, Two, and Three

This message promulgates chapters one thru three of the PPPM

Dec. 14, 2018

BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated

Dec. 14, 2018

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated

Dec. 14, 2018

Retirement Forms and Worksheets

Effective January 1, 2019, PPC (RAS) will accept a scanned, emailed, or faxed copy of Form CG-4700, provided an SBP Spousal Concurrence (Section VII) is NOT required.

Dec. 14, 2018

Reminder for SPOs: Changing State Taxes

When changing a member's state income tax withholding, always insert a new row from the Federal Tax Data tab. This is counter-intuitive given there's a separate State Tax Data tab but that's how it works.

Dec. 14, 2018

State Tax Withholding for Residents of Oregon

New Form OR-W-4 for Oregon Withholding

Dec. 14, 2018

Blended Retirement System Opt-In Period Closure (Flag Voice 496)

Direct Access continues to accept elections to enroll in the BRS, but the window for opt-in eligible members to choose the BRS is closing. With few exceptions, such as cadets through the Class of 2021, reservists in a non-pay status in 2018 or prior service new accessions, the opt-in period for the over 30,000 eligible members ends on December 31, 2018.

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