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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
New Direct Access & WebNow Links
Per ALCOAST 069/21, here are the new web addresses (URLs) for Direct Access and WebNow/Perceptive Content:
New Direct Access link: https://hcm.direct-access.uscg.mil
New ImageNow/Perceptive Content link: https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/webnow (Note: CG network access required.)
The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.
Aug. 13, 2020
What Are Your TRICARE Pharmacy Options Overseas?
Do you live overseas? Got questions about how to fill your prescriptions? If you're enrolled in a TRICARE Overseas Program plan, you have access to the same TRICARE Pharmacy Program as stateside. This means you can fill your prescriptions through military pharmacies, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, TRICARE retail network pharmacies, and non-network pharmacies. But there are some limits for filling prescriptions overseas.
Behind on Vaccines? Get Back on Track with TRICARE
This summer, a COVID-19 vaccine is on the minds of many people. While the world waits for a vaccine, it's a good time to make sure you and your family members are on track with other important vaccines. You can review the vaccine schedule from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make sure you're on track. TRICARE covers age-appropriate doses of vaccines, as recommended by the CDC.
Aug. 6, 2020
Child Care Needs Assessment Survey
In the next few weeks, we will initiate the Child Care Needs Assessment Survey. At no time in recent history have the challenges of balancing child care responsibilities with Coast Guard duties and the workplace been greater. The 2020 Child Care Needs Assessment was contracted before we felt the impacts of COVID-19, but couldn’t have been more timely in helping us capture the impacts of child care on morale, retention and performance. This assessment and survey will help establish the foundation of current concerns and provide recommendations for review and action by the Child Development Services Program (CG-1112).
Aug. 5, 2020
PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter July 2020
The July edition of PPC's newsletter is now available.
July 31, 2020
Improved TRICARE Formulary Search Tool Helps You Learn About Your Prescriptions
Do you have questions about your prescriptions or medications? The TRICARE Formulary Search Tool is an educational tool that can help. The updated tool makes it easier to look up specific information about your prescription drug.
July 29, 2020
COVID-19 Testing: What TRICARE Covers
You may have questions about COVID-19 testing. Two kinds of tests are used to determine SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) infection: diagnostic (viral) and antibody testing. It's important you know the difference between the tests, how to get tested, and what TRICARE covers.
July 21, 2020
Getting ready for a move? Have travel plans? TRICARE Select® Navigator might be the right tool to help you stay healthy in a new place
Eligible TRICARE Select enrollees have a new resource that can help them stay healthy—even when they are in a new place. From dealing with an injury while travelling to finding a new doctor when you move, a new program from TRICARE can help eligible TRICARE Select enrollees.
Updated Assignment Priorities (AP)
ALCGPSC message 079/20 announces the updated Assignment Priorities (AP) for active duty enlisted assignments published on the USCG PSC EPM portal site as a result of the triennial Assignment Priority Review.
July 17, 2020
TRICARE Dental Program Enrollees Receive Annual Maximum Increase
In response to COVID-19, the annual maximum for TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) enrollees was raised. TDP enrollees now have an additional $300 of coverage for their dental care this contract year. The contract year runs from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. It's the latest of recent TRICARE changes introduced to improve your access to care during the national emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Available Now: PCS Quarantine Guide for TPAX
This guide covers most of the common scenarios involving quarantine/isolation periods during PCS transfer.
2021 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board TimeLine
ALCGENL message 136/20 provides a timeline and amplifying guidance for the 2021 SECB. Similar to High Year Tenure (HYT), the title denotes the year in which the non-continued members must retire. For the 2021 SECB, active duty enlisted members in paygrades E-7 to E-9 shall become candidates for SECB when they have greater than or equal to 20 years, but less than 21 years of active military service, and greater than or equal to 25 years, but less than 26 years of active military service, on 31 December 2020.
July 16, 2020
TRICARE Qualifying Life Event: Marriage
If you're newly married or marriage is in your immediate future, it's important to learn how getting married impacts your health plan options. Spouses of service members are eligible for TRICARE coverage. Your spouse's options will depend on your military status and where you live.
To learn more, read the article.
July 14, 2020
Coast Guard Correspondence Manual Update
The new Coast Guard Correspondence Manual (https://media.defense.gov/2020/Jul/14/2002456226/-1/-1/0/CIM_5216_4D.PDF) clarifies existing policies and incorporates new policies including content addressing technological considerations in correspondence such as electronic applications, electronic signature, and related accessibility requirements.
July 13, 2020
Uniform Regulations Manual Update
The new Coast Guard Uniform Regulations Manual (https://media.defense.gov/2020/Jul/09/2002451108/-1/-1/0/CIM_1020_6K.PDF) clarifies existing policies and incorporates new policies in addition to those changes resulting from Uniform Board #48.
What's a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event?
A Qualifying Life Event (QLE) is a certain change in your life, such as moving, marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty. This means TRICARE health plan options for you and your family may change. Learn how certain life events may change your TRICARE health plan options.