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USCG/PHS/NOAA Retirees & Annuitants, et al: The following is an important correction to guidance provided with the FALL 2020 issue of The Long Blue Line regarding payment of Tricare Select enrollment fees:  

While the CG Pay & Personnel Center (PPC) cannot start a retiree payroll allotment to pay Tricare Select enrollment fees, USCG/PHS/NOAA retirees & annuitants can start an allotment with Tricare. CG PPC receives a file from TRICARE that identifies all those who need to have deductions made from their retired pay. CG PPC then pays the allotment from the retired payroll monthly.

TRICARE East, Humana Military, 800-444-5445 (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (Rock Island Arsenal area only), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (St Louis area).

TRICARE West, Health Net, 844-866-9378 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa (except the Rock Island Arsenal area), Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri (except the St. Louis area), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas (Amarillo, Lubbock and El Paso areas).

Note: Tricare Select enrollment fees do NOT affect individuals with other Tricare insurance, including those with Tricare for Life.

Individuals with questions about their retiree pay & benefits, including allotments, may contact the CG Pay & Personnel Center (PPC) at 866-772-8724, e-mail:

Bob Hinds, MS
Retiree Services Program Manager
USCG Commandant (CG-1335)
Office: 202-475-5451
USCG CWO4 (Ret), Honorary CG MCPO