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June 14, 2022

Retiree and Annuitant Services Decedent Affairs

​You can report the passing of your loved one via e-mail to ppc-dg-customercare@uscg.mil or by phone at 1 866 772-8724 (business hours are: M-F 0730 to 1600).

June 2, 2022

How to Use TRICARE and Other Health Insurance at the Pharmacy

Do you have other insurance in addition to the TRICARE? TRICARE calls this other health insurance (OHI). Some OHI includes a prescription drug benefit that can be used with the TRICARE Pharmacy Program.

May 12, 2022

Retiree Newsletter - The Long Blue Line - Spring 2022

THE LONG BLUE LINE, SPRING 2022, YOUR RETIREE NEWSLETTER & MORE, along with previous issues of the LBL, are accessible at: https://www.longblueline.org/

April 15, 2022

Do You Need All 4 Parts of Medicare for TRICARE For Life?

Do you have Medicare, or will soon be eligible to enroll? Medicare has four parts: A, B, C, and D. It's important that you understand how each part differs and which parts you'll need for TRICARE For Life.

March 3, 2022

Have Questions About Your Coverage? Start With the TRICARE Plans Overview

Did you know that there are multiple TRICARE health plans? They're all outlined in the TRICARE Plans Overview. If you're eligible for or enrolled in a TRICARE plan, this resource highlights key features, including eligibility, how to get care, and costs information for different health plans.

March 2, 2022

Is my prescription covered? Check out the TRICARE Formulary search tool

Make sure your prescription is covered by using the TRICARE Formulary Search Tool on the Express Scripts website before you go to the pharmacy.

Feb. 16, 2022

Is Your DEERS Information Up to Date?

When is the last time you checked to see if your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is up to date? If it's been a while, take time to log in to DEERS and review your information. Inaccurate information in the DEERS database could prevent you from being able to use your TRICARE benefits properly.

Feb. 15, 2022

Retiree Newsletter-The Long Blue Line-Winter 2022

The Winter 2022 issue of The Long Blue Line is now available.

Feb. 10, 2022

How to open the DD-2656 and other advanced PDF forms on a CG standard workstation.

Many people will try opening a PDF form and find that they get an error that says "Please wait." This is not a problem with the form but has to do with the set-up of your computer's browser as the default for opening Adobe Acrobat forms. Many computers use the browser's built-in PDF viewer as the default for opening Adobe forms, but the browser's viewer cannot handle the macros built into the form. The simple solution to this problem is to save the form to your computer and then open the form by starting Acrobat Reader DC (from the start menu) and use it to open the form from its saved location. This should open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC rather than your browser, allowing full functionality.

Feb. 2, 2022

What You Need to Know About TRICARE Qualifying Life Events

The new year is upon us. Will 2022 be a year of big changes? If so, how will those changes affect you and your health care coverage? It isn't uncommon for military families to experience lots of change. That's why TRICARE allows you to enroll in, or change your TRICARE coverage after certain events, known as Qualifying Life Events (QLEs).

Jan. 25, 2022

What Will You Pay? Check TRICARE Cost Resource

Have questions about health care, pharmacy, or dental costs? You should check out the TRICARE Costs and Fees 2022 Fact Sheet. This resource provides an overview of most of your costs and fees for TRICARE health plans, the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, and the TRICARE Dental Program Read the article to learn more.

Jan. 11, 2022

Indiana to Phase Out State Income Tax on Military Retirement Pensions and Survivor Benefits by 2022

Indiana House Enrolled Act 1010 will phase in a full income tax exemption for military retirement pensions over four years (2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022).

Jan. 11, 2022

Nebraska to Exempt Military Retired Pay from State Income Tax Beginning in 2022

On 26 May 2021, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed Legislative Bill (LB) 387 into law, allowing 100% of military retirement pay to be exempted from Nebraska income tax starting January 1, 2022.

Jan. 11, 2022

Utah Ends Tax on Military Retirement Pay

This story was published March 17, 2021, on Military.com, and republished here with permission from Military.com and the author Jim Absher. The state of Utah has become the latest to stop taxing military retired pay. On March 11, 2021, Gov. Spencer J. Cox signed Senate Bill 11 into law, providing an average annual tax savings to military retirees and their survivors of $1,315, according to the state’s budget office.

Jan. 11, 2022

North Carolina Eliminates Tax on Military Pension Income

Per NC Senate Bill 105, Section 42.1A(a), North Carolina allows residents to deduct amounts received from their gross income for retirement pay (for those who served at least 20 years or were medically retired) and/or payments received under the Survivor Benefit Plan.