From the Homefront: Blended Retirement System Opt-In Training is for spouses too

As a dependent, did you know that there is a new Blended Retirement System (BRS) that your spouse may be eligible for? Beginning in 2018, active duty members with fewer than 12 years of service or reserve members with fewer than 4,320 points can choose to enroll in the modernized BRS. Deciding when to retire is a big decision; one that affects the whole family for years to come. Read the full post to learn more about BRS training that is now available to military spouses to help your family decide what is right for you!


Tricare and You – Retirement benefits

Eligible Coast Guard retirees are entitled to TRICARE coverage. The type of coverage you receive does change as you age, and you have some choice of the type of coverage you receive. This article will help you better understand the type of coverage that you may receive.


Blended Retirement System Opt-In Training: Are you required?

Learn more about the Blended Retirement System Opt-In training. The training is mandatory for eligible servicemembers and highly encouraged for their family members to ensure you can make an educated, well-informed decision together.


Paratus Report: Episode 16

The Paratus Report is back with a new look and some great information! Check out the latest episode in this All Hands blog.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s General Messages Weekly Round-up includes a solicitation for student artists and CGIS agents, National African American History Month, Reserve health care, the National Coast Guard Museum and more. Be sure to subscribe to stay up to date!


Tricare and You – Reservists injured or ill while on active duty clarification

In this Tricare and You blog we will clarify some items from last week’s Tricare and You blog regarding reservists who sustain injuries or illness while on active duty.


Tricare and You – Reservists injured or ill while on orders

When a Coast Guard Reserve member is performing duties on military orders, they are eligible for health care for the period of their service. Check out this week’s Tricare and You segment to see what your entitlements are and what steps you should take to ensure you’re covered.


CG SUPRT: Free tax filing service with H&R Block

Coast Guard members and families can now file Federal and State taxes online for free using H&R Block tax services. This free tax service can only be initiated through the CG SUPRT website. The link is in the blog!


General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s General Messages Weekly Round-up highlights the November 2016 Servicewide Exam Cutoffs and several award solicitations. Read the full post to find out more!


Tricare and You – Disasters and Emergencies

As much as we try to plan for them and prepare for them, disasters and emergencies happen. Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes can cause disruption and dislocation to you and your loved ones. During the disaster you may need medical care more than ever. In the event that an emergency does happen, TRICARE takes steps to help you cope.


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