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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Web-TPAX https://webtpax.osc.uscg.mil/ (copy and paste into address bar, must be on a CG Workstation. Web-Tpax cannot be accessed via the internet)
Oct. 19, 2020
Know when to reenlist for eligible SRB
Changes are being implemented regarding when an enlisted member can reenlist for a selective reenlistment bonus (SRB).
Starting this year, any member eligible for a SRB will be allowed to reenlist beginning Oct. 1, 2020 (FY21) or anytime within the fiscal year their enlistment expires. Additionally, the pro-rated calculation for current obligated service is no longer applied. Members who reenlisted for an SRB will be entitled to the full bonus amount. Members will no longer be constrained by the three month reenlistment policy, and is now expanded to the entire fiscal year in which your enlistment expires.
Act Now: Set Up Payment for TRICARE Select Enrollment Fees
If you're a TRICARE Select Group A* retiree, you may now set up monthly automatic payments for your new 2021 TRICARE Select enrollment fees. You need to take action if you want to keep your TRICARE Select coverage in 2021. You don't need to wait for TRICARE Open Season to begin to do this. (*) If you or your sponsor’s initial enlistment or appointment occurred before January 1, 2018, you are in Group A.
Oct. 16, 2020
Join the Oct. 29 Webinar on TRICARE Open Season
TRICARE Open Season is almost here! Are you prepared? Being prepared means knowing what health plans you're eligible for, what changes you can make, and understanding which plans are best for you and your family. Join the "How to Prepare for TRICARE Open Season" webinar on Oct. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn about open season and your options. This year, open season begins on Nov. 9 and ends on Dec. 14.
Oct. 15, 2020
TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter – Issue 3, 2020
Do you want to learn more about TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season, or the new TRICARE Select enrollment fees for Group A retirees? These are just some of the articles you can read in the latest issue of the TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter:
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 200/20 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 November 2020. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
Distribution of Finalized DD-214
The implementation of electronic transmission of DD Form 214 data to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is complete. The Veterans Administration, State Directors of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Labor have access to DD Form 214 data. SPOs are not required to produce and distribute paper copies 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8. DMDC is the official distribution source of the Military Services authoritative and certified information for all periods of active duty that are completed on or after January 1, 2015.
Oct. 9, 2020
2021 High Year Tenure Waiver Process Guidance Issued
ALCGENL 191/20 provides amplifying guidance on the High Year Tenure (HYT) Professional Growth Point waiver process for 2021 active duty HYT Candidates.
Oct. 8, 2020
What's TRICARE Young Adult?
TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) is available for purchase by certain family members under the age of 26 who have lost or will lose TRICARE eligibility due to age. Qualified adult children can purchase TYA coverage after regular TRICARE coverage ends
Mailing Address and End-Year Tax Documents
END OF THE CURRENT TAX SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING! All retirees and annuitants are reminded that the Mailing Address listed in Direct Access (DA) is the address all your year-end tax documents will be sent to. Please note that your Home Address will NOT be used for these mailings.
TRICARE Open Season is Just a Month Away
Are you working on your fall to-do list? Don't forget to add health care as an item. With the 2020 TRICARE Open Season coming soon, now is the time to start thinking about your and your family's health care needs. Depending on where you live, and your beneficiary status, you may have many coverage options to choose from. Open season is also a good opportunity to learn about important changes, like TRICARE Select enrollment fees for Group A retirees, and if you need to take action.
Oct. 7, 2020
Continued Health Care Benefit Program Rates
TRICARE recently updated the TRICARE Costs and Fees Sheet. The October version includes the new rates (Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2021) for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP), as well as current 2020 costs and fees for other TRICARE programs. If you need health care as you make a transition to civilian life, the CHCBP gives health coverage for 18 to 36 months. This is temporary coverage for when you lose TRICARE coverage. If you qualify, you may purchase CHCBP coverage within 60 days of loss of TRICARE coverage.
Oct. 5, 2020
BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted
The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated
Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated
The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated
Oct. 2, 2020
Geographic stability for reservists is here
Good news for reservists! One of the first items to be implemented by the Reserve End Strength Regeneration Action Team (RESAT) is kicking off in October with the Flexible Personnel Allowance List (FlexPAL). RESAT was established to restore the Selected Reserve (SELRES) to its authorized strength of 7,000 members.
Got TRICARE For Life Questions? Here’s What You Should Know
Will you soon be eligible for Medicare based on reaching age 65? If so, now's the time to start thinking about your future health care needs. With TRICARE For Life (TFL) coverage, you can get the care you need while minimizing your out-of-pocket costs. As you begin to learn about TFL, you may have questions about costs, what's covered, and if you're eligible for it.