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Pay & Personnel News Updates from our Branches

Sept. 20, 2019

In Case You Missed It | TRICARE West Region e-Updates September 2019

2020 TRICARE Open Season; What to do After Receiving Emergency Care; Rate Update for Premium-Based Plans; Don't Forget to Update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS); DoD Self-Service Logon for Secure Portal Access; Back-to-School Preventive Health Care; Electronic Health Records Update; Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster; Vitamin D Deficiency; How Healthy Are You?

Sept. 20, 2019

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 049/19 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 October 2019.​

Sept. 18, 2019

PPC Presents: Words of Wisdom Wednesday (25 September 19)

Jone us online for Words of Wisdom Wednesday (25 September 19) - Understanding Reserve Pay Calculations

Sept. 18, 2019

Get Ready - TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season Begins Nov. 11

Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change health plans for the next year. Now is the time to think through whether you or your family members want to make changes to your current health, dental, and vision plan coverage. Two open seasons run at the same time this fall: TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season. Both open seasons begin on Nov. 11 and end on Dec. 9. Enrollment choices made during this period will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Sept. 18, 2019

Yeoman Business Administration Advanced Education Selection Announced

Congratulations to the 2020 YN advanced education selectee.

Sept. 17, 2019

Known Issue: DA Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area Monthly Payout Limit

​Direct Access does not allow a payment for Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay​ (HFP/IDP) and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area (HDP-L (DA)) to exceed $325 in a month. Direct Access will deduct any dollar amount over $325.

Sept. 16, 2019

Fiscal Year 2020 Reserve Active and Inactive Duty Scheduling

The Assistant Commandant of Reserve (CG-R) released a series of ALCOAST messages detailing the scheduling requirements, waiver process, and allocations for Fiscal Year 2020 reserve inactive duty training, readiness management period, additional training period, and active duty for training.

Sept. 12, 2019

Government Travel Charge Card Program Updates

It's been quite some time since we've been able to send out any updates. We are still behind the 8 ball but at least we can share a few pieces of information.

Sept. 12, 2019

Get to Know Your TRICARE Young Adult Plan

Did you know that if you're a TRICARE beneficiary turning age 21, you may no longer be eligible for regular TRICARE coverage? But don't worry—even if you've aged out, you may still be eligible for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA). TYA is a premium-based health care plan. There are two options for TYA—TRICARE Young Adult Prime and TRICARE Young Adult Select. Your sponsor's status and your geographic location determine whether you can purchase either TYA Prime or TYA Select.

Sept. 11, 2019

Training Opportunity: SGLI Program Overview - September 26th

An Overview of the SGLI Program is being offered to all branches of service on Thursday, September 26th at 1400 (Eastern). The training will be done by phone, so no travel is involved.

Sept. 6, 2019

Take Action on Pending FY 2019 Leave Requests

With more than 11,800 pending absence requests in DA, this effort will significantly reduce leave balance errors and minimize the impact on members from both losing leave (leave adjusted to 60 days) and also being charged in FY20 for leave taken in FY19.

Sept. 6, 2019

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated

Sept. 6, 2019

BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated

Sept. 5, 2019

Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update

The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.

Sept. 4, 2019

Cutoffs for May 2019 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Announced

ALCGENL ​message 161/19 ​provides the cutoff number (ADV sequence) and the name of the member at the cutoff position for the respective rate from the May 2019 SWE Advancement Eligibility List and the 2019 MU Advancement Eligibility List with exception of BM2 which uses the supplemental List.