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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) runs through 2018. 

As of  14 November 2018, PPC has received 5,656 BRS Opt-In elections.

Component  BRS Eligible  Opt-Ins Percentage 
Active 25,460 5,044 19.8%
Reserve  6,367 612 9.6%
Total  31,827 5,656 17.8%

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
(Returned forms)
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 2 0


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


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.


Quietly keeping Coasties always ready.



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?


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.


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

Nov. 15, 2018

FY 2019 Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) Announced

ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 133/18 announced FY 2019 Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) for fully qualified active duty, enlisted personnel in pay grades E4-E7 that are exclusively serving CGCYBER assignments in Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) or Cyber Protection Team (CPT).

Nov. 14, 2018

Make 2019 Enrollment Choices Today: Open Season Underway

TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season are underway. You now have until Dec. 10, 2018 to enroll in a new plan or change your enrollment between plans. The choice you make will take effect Jan. 1, 2019 and will remain in effect through all off 2019.

Nov. 9, 2018

TRICARE - All Your Open Season Questions Answered

Open season begins next week, Nov. 12 to Dec. 10. TRICARE Open Season is for enrollment in a TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. Federal Benefits Open Season is for vision coverage or retiree dental coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. Take the time now to learn about eligibility, plan options, and enrollment. Here are a few frequently asked questions about open season.

Nov. 8, 2018

Temporary Separations Manual, COMDTINST M1040.6, Updated

Promotion has been removed as an example of a benefit received that would incur additional obligated service. This change also removes the restriction for members with a 3 or less in any Enlisted Evaluation Review Summary in the last 4 years to participate in the TEMPSEP program, removes surrogacy as a reason to request TEMPSEP, and allows members in pay grade E3 and below who submit a unrestricted report of sexual assault to participate in the TEMPSEP program.

Nov. 7, 2018

TRDP is Ending: What to Look for in a New Retiree Dental Plan

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) ends on Dec. 31, 2018. Beginning in 2019, new retiree dental coverage will be available through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). If you're eligible to enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan, you must enroll in FEDVIP during the Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10, 2018. Now is the time to explore your new dental coverage options and make a choice.

Nov. 7, 2018

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) 2019 Contribution Limits

The Internal Revenue Code places specific limits on the amount that you can contribute to employer-sponsored plans like the TSP each year. The limits for 2019 have been announced. To learn more, visit “Contribution Limits.”

Nov. 7, 2018

Prepare for Direct Access Annual Outage for Update (20-31 Dec)

This ALCOAST announces necessary preparations in advance of the scheduled period of limited availability to Direct Access. This is required to support 2019 pay rate and other regulatory changes for the Coast Guard’s Human Capital Management system, Direct Access.

Nov. 7, 2018

Re-Post: Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Online Pledge System Eliminates Paper Pledge Forms, Protects Your Private Information

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations can now be made online. No need to involve your military or civilian servicing personnel office (SPO).

Nov. 1, 2018

PPC Customer Newsletter October 2018

The October PPC Newsletter is now available.

Nov. 1, 2018

November 2018 AD/RES Payroll Processing Schedule

​NOVEMBER 2018 AD Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows:

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