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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 (Note: CG network access required.)

The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.

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Mailing Address and End-Year Tax Documents



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.

Option 1: It is recommended you verify your Retiree or Annuitant Home and Mailing Address and update as needed, by 1 November 2020, using DA Self-Service. DA Self-Service Sign-On Link: https://hcm.direct-access.uscg.mil/. The following DA User Guide will provide step by step instructions on verifying/changing your address: https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Portals/10/CG-1/PPC/RAS/GP/ChangeMailingAddress.pdf.

Option 2: If you are unable to validate/update your address listed in DA via Self-Service, you can contact PPC Customer Care at 1-866-772-8724 or (785) 339-2200. You can also send an e-mail to PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil and please remember to include your Employee ID Number (EMPLID) and a detailed description of your inquiry. If you don’t know your EMPLID, it can be found on your pay slip or last year’s 1099R, it will be the first seven digits of the Account #.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR current year Retirees: If you changed your Mailing Address following your retirement, you will only be able to update your Retiree Mailing Address, via Option 1 or 2, however your Mailing Address on your Active/Reserve DA account will not be updated you will have limited access to that account. Option 1 and 2 are available for the first 18 months following separation or retirement after which you must use Option 2, and specifically ask for an update to your Active/Reserve account. This is critical to ensure your final IRS Form W2 will reach your current address.