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May 29, 2020

Active Duty and Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

Here is the June 2020 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

May 29, 2020

TRICARE Plan Options for Young Adults

Graduation season is upon us. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 2.96 million students are expected to earn their associate's or bachelor's degree this year. But celebrations look different. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, high school and college graduates aren't gathering in auditoriums wearing caps and gowns. Still, as they age, it's good to know that TRICARE transitions with your kids as they become adults.

May 21, 2020

Appointments, Immunity, and Scams: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts

Are you wondering how to access health care during COVID-19? Do you have questions about developing immunity, or how to respond to TRICARE scams? Get help using TRICARE resources, FAQs, and read these "myths vs. facts." To learn more, read the article.

May 8, 2020

A Friendly Reminder: Keep Your DEERS Info Updated

Did you know that not keeping your family's information current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) could delay their access to health care? Errors can also cause delays with your claims and delivery of your prescription. Now is an important time to check your DEERS records.

May 6, 2020

A Lifesaving Benefit: TRICARE Ambulance Services

Most people don't want to think about costs when calling an ambulance. But you should feel reassured knowing that TRICARE covers ambulance services. Knowing your ambulance options can help you make an informed decision if you or a family member ever experiences an emergency.

April 23, 2020

Inactive Duty Training (IDT) Subsistence Allowance While Drilling Remotely

​ACN 054/20​ promulgates policy regarding IDT subsistence allowance, formally IDT COMRATS, for enlisted reservists performing paid Inactive Duty for Training (IDT), Readiness Management Period (RMP), or Additional Training Period (ATP) drills remotely. ​Coast Guard enlisted reservists who are authorized to conduct training remotely are not authorized a subsistence allowance for periods of IDT, RMP, or ATP performed at their home, regardless of the duration of those periods.

April 23, 2020

Catastrophic Cap Credit for Some TRICARE Households

Since Jan. 1, 2018, enrollment fees for TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select, and the US Family Health Plan (USFHP) haven't been applied to the annual TRICARE family catastrophic cap for certain households. The Defense Health Agency is working to fix this issue. This issue only affects those TRICARE-eligible households who exceeded or came close to exceeding their catastrophic cap in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

April 16, 2020

New pay and allowances to help you through COVID-19

Several new pay and allowances are now available to members and their dependents. These entitlements are part of the overall military effort to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, and include: Isolation Allowance, Hardship Duty Pay – Restriction of Movement, COVID-19 Related Galley Meals, Basic Allowance for Subsistence II (BAS-II), Continuation of Special and Incentive Pays, and, Family Stability Act (BAH and Housing Flexibility).

April 13, 2020

Update to Suspension of Body Screening

Due to concerns with social distancing and operational tempo from the CG's COVID-19 response, and to ensure the availability of PPE for high priority missions the requirement to conduct monthly Body Composition Screenings for Body Composition (weight) probation is suspended.

April 10, 2020

New Military Records SPO Support Email Address

The Military Record Section has transitioned from Public Folders to the Shared Mailbox platform and will no longer utilize the Public Folder functions in Outlook.

April 3, 2020

Beware of COVID-19 Testing Scams Targeting TRICARE Beneficiaries

While medical professionals in the U.S. and overseas are working hard to combat the coronavirus, some people are using this as an opportunity to take advantage of others. If you receive a call from someone offering to send you a COVID-19 testing kit, you could be the target of a scam. Below are facts about testing and ways you can prevent your TRICARE information from being stolen.

March 25, 2020

Coast Guard Forms Updated

List of recent updates to Forms and Worksheets referenced in the Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual.

March 25, 2020

TRICARE Covers Certain Telemedicine Services in the U.S.

TRICARE covers certain telemedicine services. You may be able to see a TRICARE-authorized provider without leaving your home. Using a computer or smartphone, you connect with your provider by secure video conferencing.

March 23, 2020

Coast Guard Travel and Leave Policy Updated

ALCOAST 098/20 provides Coast Guard members with updated travel and leave policy guidance as it relates to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The intent of this ALCOAST is to assist unit commanders to preserve force readiness and accomplish CG missions. Please see paragraph 4, Domestic Travel, for important guidance regarding local leave.

March 10, 2020

Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Update

ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice (ACN) 033/20 modifies ACN 112/19, the one-year Body Composition Pilot program.