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PPC Call Center Phone Contact Update

Effective Monday, 11 May 2020, PPC's Call Center will resume taking live phone calls.  

The phone number for PPC Customer Care is 1-866-772-8724 and the hours of operation are 0700 - 1600 Central Time.

All customers are encouraged to submit trouble tickets through electronic means, if possible. You can submit a trouble ticket by emailing PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil. For those with CG Portal access, you can submit the online trouble ticket form found at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/SitePages/Contact Us.aspx. Thank you!

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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.

Aug. 13, 2020

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. 3, 2020

Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update

The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 August 2020:

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.

July 20, 2020

Hardship Duty Pay-Restriction of Movement and other COVID-19 Pay and Allowances

ALCOAST 278/20 formally authorizes, as of 03 April 2020, HARDSHIP DUTY PAY-RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT (HDP-ROM) and other temporary policy changes for several travel allowance, Food Service policy, and certain Special & Incentive (S&I) pays as part of the overall military effort to support our members and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pay and Personnel Center is now processing these claims in accordance with the following guidelines and procedures.

July 20, 2020

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 137/20 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 August 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 13, 2020

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.

July 7, 2020

Access to Military Records During Boards and Panel Season

The PY21 Selection Board season is now underway and the Military Records Section has seen a significant increase in requests for document uploads and copies of member’s Electronically Imaged – Personal Data Records (EI-PDRs) or Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).

July 6, 2020

PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter

The June edition of the PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter is now available.

June 26, 2020

July 2020 AD/RES Payroll Processing Schedule

​July 2020 AD Payroll Processing Schedule is as follows:

June 26, 2020

TRICARE FAQs: COVID-19 and Telemedicine Services

As you begin to schedule a doctor's appointment, you may have questions about your TRICARE benefit. You can find answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQs) and more on the TRICARE Coronavirus FAQs page. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about telemedicine or telehealth and COVID-19.

June 12, 2020

Supplemental Clothing Allowance for Reduced Initial Seabag Issue

ALCOAST 099/20 announced that reduced initial seabags were being issued at accession points (Cape May/Academy). To account for this, we have created a new "Type" of Supplemental Clothing Allowance. For a member that is issued a reduced seabag, enter a Supplemental Clothing Allowance transaction and select "Reduced Initial Sea Bag" from the "Type". This will mostly impact the accession points, but if someone is missed, the servicing SPO may need to enter the transaction.

June 9, 2020

Designation of Saudi Arabia for Imminent Danger Pay

​Assistant Secretary of Defense Memo dated 04 June 2020 designates the land area of Saudi Arabia for imminent danger pay (IDP) purposes, effective September 14, 2019.​