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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
March 4, 2021
2021 PCS Season Household Goods Guidance Issued
Two important messages have been issued providing guidance for those with PCS orders this year.
Reservists: new Selected Reserve bonus of up to $10k
The Office of Reserve Resource Management has re-engineered the Selected Reserve (SELRES) bonus process and there are currently approximately 800 reservists who may be eligible for a bonus.
March 3, 2021
Find Answers to Your TRICARE Cost Questions
Have you ever received a medical bill that was higher or lower than you expected it to be? If so, you aren't alone. Health care cost language can often be confusing, and it may not always be clear how much you need to pay for a particular health service. The good news is that familiarizing yourself with cost terms and how your TRICARE plan works, can help you get the most out of your coverage and avoid surprises.
To learn more, read the article.
Ceremonial Advancements - Flag Voice 540
I am pleased to announce the institution of a Ceremonial Advancement policy to allow Coast Guard enlisted members the best opportunity to plan, prepare, and execute meaningful advancement ceremonies that properly recognize the career milestone of advancing to the next pay grade, while also considering unit operations and Service needs.
Here’s how the Personnel Readiness Task Force is working for you
Now finishing its second year, the Personnel Readiness Task Force (PRTF) is a special-assignment, five-person team tackling Coast Guard workforce readiness and retention challenges.
The team creates innovative solutions pulled from research, field input, and from the other services.
Coast Guard announces April 2021 Body Composition Screening process
The Coast Guard will conduct Body Composition Screenings (BCS) in April, with mitigations to account for COVID-19’s ongoing impact on the workforce. Full policy details were announced in ACN 023/21.
March 2, 2021
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) plan
FLTCIP 3.0 is the current Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) plan, available to new applicants. This group long term care insurance plan offers comprehensive coverage, including a stay-at-home benefit and informal care provided by friends and family*, with added premium stability.
Feb. 19, 2021
Download Your Region's TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter Today!
How much do you know about your TRICARE benefit? In this issue, you can learn how to find a provider, get care, and take command of your health. Here are some of the articles you can read in the latest issue of the TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter:
Electronics Technician (ET) Bonuses
ACN 018/21 announces the authorization of an Enlistment Bonus (EB) and Critical Skills Training Bonus (CSTB). Bonuses are authorized for eligible members with an ET Class A-School convening date after 30 SEP 2020. Members who are currently in ET Class A-school or have graduated, with a class convening date after 30 SEP 2020, must engage with their servicing SPO or Admin shop for bonus determination and obligated service requirements.
Known Issue: Coast Guard Standard Meal Rate (CGSMR) Auto-Start
If a member’s PCS Transfer Job Data row is not built (should populate upon the approval of the PCS Reporting endorsement), the CGSMR will not automatically start. If this occurs, a help ticket must be submitted to PPC to have the PCS Transfer Job Data row manually added. The SPO MUST manually start CGSMR. The SPO does not have to wait for the Job Data row to be added.
Military Accounts Support (MAS) Branch
Branch News & Announcements:
More Military Accounts Support news & announcements.
2021 Military Payroll Processing Schedule (E-Mail ALSPO B/2020) (PDF)
MEMBERS SHOULD NOT SET UP AUTOMATED PAYMENTS OR ASSUME FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO PUBLISHED PAYDAYS. MEMBERS SHOULD VERIFY WITH THEIR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AS TO THE ACTUAL TIME FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO THEIR ACCOUNT.
SPOs (and others) may find these worksheets helpful when auditing a member's pay: