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2016 CG Mutual Assistance Fundraising Campaign

The 2016 CG Mutual Assistance (CGMA) Fundraising Campaign kicked off on 4 April and will run throughout the month of April.  Additional information on the campaign and CGMA is accessible at:

http://www.cgmahq.org/campaign/2016/campaign2016.html

The theme for this year's campaign is "Proud to be CGMA."  The CG Retiree Community can take pride in pulling together to raise funds which are used to help all members of our Coast Guard family during times of need.  CGMA is well aligned with the Commandant's guiding principle of Duty to People - to protect those we serve, and those who serve with us.  The Coast Guard’s strength is its people, and their well-being is critical to mission success.  CGMA also supports a key goal of the CG Retiree Services Program to build and sustain an active, mutually beneficial relationship between the Coast Guard and its CG military retiree community.  The CG Retiree Services Program Manager has assisted many CG retirees in connecting with and getting needed assistance from CGMA - which in 2015, totaled $271,982 in 251 loans and grants, and invites your attention to related CGMA statistics, attached and at:

http://www.cgmahq.org/financial/campaign/2015Summary.pdf

CGMA accepts cash, checks or money orders (payable to CGMA), credit cards, and automatic payroll allotments - which are deductible for income and estate tax purposes.  Specific guidance on Retired Military Allotment Donations and a "DONATE NOW" link to make a secure credit card donation are accessible at:

http://www.cgmahq.org/donation/retDonation.html


2015 Individual Tax Form Update 

On January 27, 2016, the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center made the following announcement:

1.  The Pay and Personnel Center (PPC) is in the process of printing and mailing calendar year 2015 IRS tax forms 1099R and W-2.  IRS Forms 1099R and W-2 will be mailed to the member's home address recorded in Direct Access (DA) NLT 31 Jan 16.  These forms will also be available in DA after this date.

2.  Previous announcements reported that PPC would also print and mail IRS Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Insurance) by the end of Jan 2016.  On 28 Dec 15 the IRS extended the deadline for agencies to mail IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to NLT 31 Mar 16.  IAW the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all Americans, including all military members (active duty, retired, selected reserve, or retired reserve) and their eligible family members must have health care coverage that meets a minimum standard called minimum essential coverage.  Americans without minimum essential coverage must pay a fee.  Your TRICARE coverage meets the minimum essential coverage requirement under the ACA.  PPC will print and mail IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-CNLT 31 Mar 16.  It is important to note that members may still file their 2015 tax returns before receiving IRS Form 1095-B or 1095-C.  The IRS has posted additional information and Q&A's addressing ACA tax provisions on their website, all of which are available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-16-04.pdf and https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions-Questions-and-Answers.  IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-C will also be available in DA after they have been printed and mailed.

3.  Direct inquiries to PPC Customer Care Branch (CCB) at 785-339-2200/toll free 1-866-772-8724, via e-mail to ppc-dg-customercare@uscg.mil or by completing a trouble ticket at http://www.uscg.mil/ppc/ccb/.

4.  Released by:  CAPT M. T. Bell Jr., Deputy Commander, CG Personnel Service Center.  The Service Center for our Most Important Resources - Our People.

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