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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

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.

Oct. 19, 2020

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:

Oct. 15, 2020

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.

Oct. 15, 2020

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

Oct. 8, 2020

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.

Oct. 8, 2020

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

Oct. 5, 2020

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.

Oct. 2, 2020

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.