U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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Commanding Officer (Staff Symbol)
U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Web-TPAX https://webtpax.osc.uscg.mil/ (copy and paste into address bar, must be on a CG Workstation. Web-Tpax cannot be accessed via the internet)
Nov. 14, 2019
Join Nov. 21 TRICARE Webinar on Open Season
Open season is here. Be sure to make your choice for 2020 health coverage before open season ends on Dec. 9. If you need help picking a TRICARE health plan or a plan through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, join TRICARE for the open season webinar on Nov. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss your options for 2020 health care, dental, and vision coverage. A Q&A led by the presenters will follow the presentation.
Important Notice to Members Who Are Maryland Residents
Did you know that federal and Maryland earned income tax credits are available to certain low-income individuals
and families? These credits can reduce the amount of income tax you owe or increase your income tax refund; and, you may
qualify to receive some of these credits even if you did not earn enough income to be required to file a tax return.
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Payment for Government-Provided Meals
Rule 1: Everyone who gets Basic Pay gets BAS.
Rule 2: If you consume a government-provided meal, you must pay for it.
Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS)
The Coast Guard Pay Manual, Chapter 3, Section A, provides information and policy on officer BAS (OFF BAS) and enlisted BAS (ENL BAS).
Nov. 1, 2019
PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter
The October issue of our newsletter is now online. The newsletter contains articles and messages posted to the PPC website during the month - an "In case you missed it" summary.
Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update
The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 Nov. 2019:
Oct. 30, 2019
What You Need to Know About Open Season
TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health plan for the next year. The 2019 TRICARE Open Season begins on Monday, November 11 and ends on Monday, December 9.
Oct. 29, 2019
Open Season for FEDVIP Dental and Vision Coverage Starts Soon
Get ready for open season. The Federal Benefits Open Season begins on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 9. If you're eligible and considering enrolling in a dental or vision plan through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), you can now review 2020 plans and rates. If you're currently enrolled in a FEDVIP plan and don't want to make a change, you don't have to do anything. You'll automatically be enrolled in a 2020 plan, but you should still check that you understand any changes to your plan and plan costs.
Active Duty and Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule
Here is the November 2019 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule
Oct. 23, 2019
TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments to Increase Starting Jan. 1, 2020
On Jan. 1, some copayments for your prescription drugs will increase. If you get your prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a retail network pharmacy, you'll pay anywhere from $2 to $7 more starting Jan. 1. Congress made this change in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.
Oct. 22, 2019
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 195/19 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 November 2019.
Oct. 15, 2019
TRICARE Website Expands to Include Military Hospital Sites
The TRICARE website is growing. As of Oct. 1, TRICARE welcomed several military hospitals and clinics to its website. This change comes as part of a larger Military Health System transformation. The Department of Defense is transforming the MHS to improve the health care provided to service members, retirees, and their families.
Oct. 4, 2019
Special Duty Pay and Assignment Pay - Policy Clarification
This message clarifies concurrent receipt of SDP and AP or multiple SDP.
Compare 2020 FEDVIP Plans and Costs, Prepare for Open Season
You can now review 2020 Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) plans and rates. View them online using the FEDVIP plan comparison tool. The Federal Benefits Open Season begins on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 9. Dental premiums will increase 5.6% on average over current rates. Vision premiums will increase 1.5% on average.
Oct. 2, 2019
Mark Your Calendars! TRICARE’S Open Season is Nov. 11 – Dec. 9
Do you want to make enrollment changes to your or to a family member’s TRICARE health plan for 2020? Your chance is around the corner during TRICARE Open Season.