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Topeka, KS 66683-3591

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(785) 339-2200

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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  19 December 2018, PPC has received 6,387 BRS Opt-In elections.

Component  BRS Eligible  Opt-Ins Percentage 
Active 25,460 5,706 22.4%
Reserve  6,367 681 10.7%
Total  31,827 6,387 20.1%

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 0 1

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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

Sept. 25, 2018

Health Matters - Issue 3-2018 TRICARE West Region Newletter

In this issue: TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Ending, FEDVIP Beginning | Keep Your DEERS Information Up to Date | Enroll in FEDVIP During Federal Benefits Open Season | How to Choose or Change Your TRICARE Provider | New Reporting Tool Monitors Providers Treating PTSD | What You Need to Know for Coverage in 2019 | Qualifying Life Events May Change Your TRICARE Options | Retiring From Active Duty? Take Action, Make an Enrollment Choice | TRICARE West Region Website Resources | FAQ Corner

Sept. 25, 2018

Travel Authorizations That Crossover Fiscal Years

Just a reminder for TPAX Approving Officials, for settlements when travel crosses over fiscal years (e.g. travel begins in FY18 and ends in FY19), the settlement request shall cite both an FY18 and FY19 Line of Accounting. The travel order number should remain the same.

Sept. 24, 2018

Use TRICARE Online Tools to Help You Choose a Health Plan

If you're eligible for TRICARE, you can choose from a variety of plans. This gives you options for where and how you seek medical care. But how do you decide which plan or plans are best for you and your family members? The TRICARE website can help you learn what health plans you may be eligible for and compare plan features and costs.

Sept. 21, 2018

PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide of the Week

This week's guides and a tutorial.

Sept. 14, 2018

E-Mail ALSPO F/18; Direct Access (DA) Non-Chargeable Absence Functionality

The procedures for submitting absence requests in Direct Access are changing.

Sept. 14, 2018

PPC Procedures and Development Branch's Guide of the Week

This week's guides and a tutorial.

Sept. 13, 2018

Yeoman Business Administration Advanced Education Panel Results

Congratulations to Petty Officer First Class Daryl Halsey, the primary selectee for the Yeoman Business Administration Advanced Education program and to Petty Officer Second Class Michael Parsons, the alternate selectee.

Sept. 13, 2018

Overseas Billet E-Resume Screening Reminder

All Coast Guard Personnel Service Center (ALCGPSC) Message 117/18 is issued to remind all personnel (officer and enlisted) of the requirement to complete a self-assessment screening before applying for transfer to an overseas billet.

Sept. 13, 2018

May 2018 Servicewide Examination Cutoffs Announced

All Coast Guard Enlisted Message (ALCGENL) 145/18 provides the cutoff number (ADV sequence) and the name of the member at the cutoff position for the respective rate.

Sept. 13, 2018

Hurricane threat is a reminder to be prepared for health care needs

When a State of Emergency is issued, TRICARE may authorize early prescription refills, blanket waivers for referrals or other emergency benefits. When authorized, any emergency benefits are announced and posted to www.tricare.mil/disaster along with effective dates.

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