U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
March 20, 2019
Get to Know Your TRICARE Prime Plan
TRICARE Prime is similar to a health maintenance organization, or HMO plan. This means you get most of your care from an assigned or selected primary care manager (PCM). This PCM refers you to specialists for care that he or she can't provide and works with your TRICARE regional contractor for referrals and authorizations. TRICARE Prime differs from TRICARE Select, the other TRICARE enrollment health plan.
March 19, 2019
April 2019 Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 034/19 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 April 2019.
March 18, 2019
How Does Divorce Affect Your TRICARE Benefit?
Closing the chapter on a marriage can be a confusing time. If you're going through a divorce, you may be wondering about your TRICARE benefits. Divorce, annulment, or dissolution of a marriage is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). This QLE allows you and family members to make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan outside of TRICARE Open Season.
March 15, 2019
Government Travel Charge Card Bank Transition Delayed
DHS has decided to delay the GTCC transition from JPMC to CITI Bank, allowing for further troubleshooting and a smoother transition. The transition effective date to CITI originally scheduled for November 30, 2018, will now be May 6, 2019.
March 13, 2019
Revised Military Transgender Service Policy
Today the Department of Defense released the updated policy on military service by transgender persons and persons with gender dysphoria. This policy will take effect on 12 APR 2019.
March 12, 2019
Training Opportunity: SGLI Program Overview - March 28th
An Overview of the SGLI Program is being offered to all branches of service on Thursday, March 28th at 2 PM. Eastern. The training will be done by phone, so no travel is involved.
November 2018 Servicewide Examination Revised Cutoffs Announced
All Coast Guard Enlisted Message (ALCGENL) 031/19 provides the cutoff number (ADV sequence) and the name of the member at the cutoff position for the respective rate.
May 2018 Servicwide Exam Revised Cutoffs
ALCGENL message 030/19 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the May 2018 Servicewide exam.
March 8, 2019
New Reserve Retirement Transfer Request CG-Form-2055A Released
The Reserve Retirement Transfer Request CG-Form-2055A has been updated.Please be sure you are using he most recent version when requesting retirement.
What is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event?
Every year during TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. But did you know that outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can only enroll in or make changes to your TRICARE Primeor TRICARE Select plan following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE)? A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, change of address, or retirement from active duty.
March 4, 2019
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
Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update
The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.
March 1, 2019
PPC Customer Newsletter February 2019
The February issue of our newsletter has been posted.
Everything You Need to Know about Filing Medical Claims
Did you visit your doctor recently? If you visited a TRICARE network provider, in most cases, your provider will file a claim for you after the visit. In some cases, you may have to pay for health care services upfront and file your own claim to get money back. It's important to know when you need to file a claim and how to do so.