ISS1 2015

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REMInDER: TRICARE Reserve Select Meets ACA Requirements The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required that all Americans have Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) for health care as of January 1, 2014, or suffer a financial penalty. Both TRICARE and TRICARE Reserve Select health insurance meet the MEC definition. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of www. to view detailed information. Additional information about the ACA and TRICARE, including downloadable resources, can be found at www.tricare. mil/aca. For those members who are already enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, the IRS will be informed of all beneficiaries who have MEC coverage based on the information listed in DEERS. It is important social security numbers (SSNs) for all family members and enrollees are accurate in DEERS. Therefore, all TRICARE subscribing sponsors are encouraged to ensure DEERS is up to date to include all eligible dependent's and beneficiary's SSNs. This can be done by contacting your DEERS/RAPIDS representative at your Servicing Personnel Office or contacting the Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office at 1-800-538-9552. � If you're using any of the following health plans, you have the minimum essential coverage required by the health care reform law. Unless you're considering other health coverage, you don't need to take any action at this time. TRICARE Prime TRICARE Prime Remote TRICARE Prime Overseas TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas TRICARE Standard and Extra TRICARE Standard Overseas TRICARE For Life TRICARE Reserve Select (if purchased) TRICARE Retired Reserve (if purchased) TRICARE Young Adult (if purchased) US Family Health Plan Transitional Health Plans You also have minimum essential coverage if you are covered by either of these transitional health plans: Transitional Assistance Management Program (premium-free, 180 days) Continued Health Care Beneft Program (if purchased, 18-36 months) • Maintain a current DD Form 2760, Qualification To Possess Firearms or Ammunition. This form must be completed annually as required by Coast Guard Policy on the Possession of Firearms and/or Ammunition by Coast Guard Military Personnel, COMDTINST 10100.1 (series). • Promptly advise Commander (CG PSC-RPM) of changes of address, personnel identification data, physical condition, dependency status, military qualification, civilian occupation skills, availability for service and other information as required. • Maintain the required seabag items for four years in accordance with Uniform Regulations, COMDTINST M1020.6 (series). • Officers and retirement eligible enlisted in the ASL must attain 50 points per anniversary year to remain in an active status, in accordance with the Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series). IMPORTANT: Failure to comply with your IRR, ASL or ISL participation requirements may result in your involuntarily recall to active duty, transferred to the ISL, discharged or retired as appropriate. How do I keep my contact information updated while in the IRR, ASL, and ISL? CG PSC-RPM-3 requires all IRR, ASL and ISL members to maintain their current contact information in Direct Access. If your Direct Access password has expired, you must submit a trouble ticket to CG PPC via: or send an email to: CG PPC will provide you with a new Direct Access password, via a protected internet link. Be sure to explain that you do not have email account. Direct Access passwords will expire after 180 days of inactivity; therefore we strongly encourage you to log in periodically to keep your password current. Where does my medical record go? Starting in September 2014, all medical records for IRR, ASL and ISL members go to the Health Service and Work Life Service Center (HSWL SC) Central Cell, located in Norfolk, Va., per COMDT COGARD Washington DC 221230Z SEP 14. We strongly advise you to make a copy of your medical record before it is sent to the HSWL SC Central Cell. How do I contact the CG PSC-RPM-3 SPO Branch? The best way to reach us is by sending an email to our query at: Please visit our website at for additional information regarding our branch and frequently asked questions. We are here to support you in the IRR, ASL, and ISL and help answer any questions you may have. � CG PSC-RPM-3 SPO team, from left to right are: Yn2 Gabriel Aguiar (front); Yn3 Kapewalani Ornong; Yn2 Lawren Kanae; Yn1 Robert Jones, Yn3 Madison Shaw and Yn3 Courtney Myers. Issue 1 • 2015 � RESERVIST 49

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