Northern California Coast Guard Retiree Council

The purpose of this site is to provide information which may be of interest to the general community of retirees from the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Unless stated otherwise the opinions are those of the Editor or those submitting articles.  No articles provided in this site  are to be construed as official Coast Guard policy unless specifically stated as such.
                                                                                                                                                    New Coast Guard Retiree Service Website!!
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                      

National Resources Directory

Information and links on Important links page (see left column)
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                     

MILITARY RETIREES
IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO TRICARE

Changes to the TRICARE program - Starting April 1, 2013, the TRICARE benefit will be administered by UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans (UnitedHealthcare), the new regional contractor for the West Region. USCG PPC has received many phone calls about the change as the initial letter was somewhat confusing.  The letter sent out was for those retirees paying premiums via credit or debit card.  If you currently pay your premiums by allotment, no action is required on your part - UnitedHealthCare will be coordinating this change with the cognizant pay centers.  For additional questions about the TRICARE payments, please contact the UnitedHealthcare customer service number            1-877-988-9378.  

ALL RETIREES NOTE THE FOLLOWING LINK..  Especially the connection to "View Current PCMs Now"



USCG PERSONNEL IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION IN COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 1800.5G

See link:
                                                                                                              

See: important Retiree and Survivor Information page for details on TRICARE 
       Dental Self-Service enhancements. 
                                                                                                                                                                        

Notice to All Retirees:
It is recommended that all retirees whose Identification  Cards have their Social Security numbers on them, get new ID cards.  New cards will NOT have your Social Security number.   For information for ID card issuing times at:

CG Island, Alameda CA - Call 510-437-5648 (There are various days and times for walk-in and appointment only ID issuing.)
Please see the following link:


For TRAINING CENTER Petaluma:
    Walk-in ID issuing is Monday thru Friday am.  Appointments only for Friday afternoon.
Please see the following link:


                                                                                                                                       

TENTATIVE  DATE FOR 2014 SEMINAR

 23 August 2014
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IMPORTANT!!!

Due to lack of funding there will be no mailing of  Newsletters and limited mailing of Seminar Flyers.
All important information will be posted on this website in regards to the annual Seminar and other NCCGRC information.

To  receive e-mail notification on information about our Annual Seminar 
and when important information is posted to this website.  Send the following
to      nccgrc@gmail.com

Rank/rate    Branch of Service    Active or Retired    
                                                                                                                        

U.S. COAST GUARD   2013 POSTURE STATEMENT LINKIncludes:
- CG Priorities        - 2012 Performance Highlights     - Programs & Missions
 
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Strategic Priorities        - FY2014 Budget in Brief

Please click on link below.
    

                                                                                                                                                         

Coast Guard Commandant's National Retiree Council Information:
http://www.uscg.mil/hr/cg122/Compensation/Retirees/default.asp
                                                                                                                                                      

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