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Latest Retiree Wellness News

Your Next Idea Could be the Game Changer for the Coast Guard Workforce
Aug. 4, 2020

Specific innovative technologies are often referred to as game changers, however, the real game changers at the Coast Guard are the women and men who make up the workforce. You can be part of this force for change by submitting your ideas to the Research, Development, Test & Evaluation and Innovation (RDT&E) Program. You may be responsible for helping solve some of the Coast Guard’s most wicked challenges!


Admiral Schultz's statement to the workforce on COVID-19
July 8, 2020
To the Women and Men of the United States Coast Guard,During times of uncertainty throughout

Host Supervisor of Civilians Tier II training at your unit
Nov. 7, 2019

The Office of Leadership (CG-128) is soliciting for units to host the “Supervisor of Civilians Tier II” (502799) roadshow course. Eight FY20 convenings are still available.


Coming up: First Personnel Readiness Expo
Nov. 7, 2019

A one-day expo at Base Portsmouth will give active duty, reservists, civilians and their families an opportunity to learn more about policies and programs available to support their overall readiness.


Tis the Season to Elect Better Health--It's Open Season Time
Nov. 7, 2019
The 2019 Open Season for federal civilians runs Nov. 12 to Dec. 9. During Open Season, all Coast Guard federal civilians can make changes to their health insurance.

Retiree Wellness Resources

TRICARE
TRICARE is the health care program for active duty and reserve Coast Guard service members, retirees and their families. Visit the website to find a plan or doctor or to learn about costs.

TRICARE Express Scripts Pharmacy
Use Express Scripts to sign-up for your medication deliveries and refills of your medicine subscriptions, or manage their maintenance.

Dental Coverage
Dental coverage is separate from TRICARE’s medical coverage. Your dental coverage is based on who you are (active duty member or family member, reservist or family member, retired service member and family, or survivor).

Vision Coverage
As a retiree, your family members may enroll in a vision plan through TRICARE vision coverage.

The U.S. Family Health Plan
The U.S. Family Health Plan, contracted under TRICARE, allows retirees and eligible military beneficiaries to enroll for services through participating non-profit health plans in different regions.

The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
A voluntary, enrollee-pay-all dental and vision program available to Federal employees and annuitants, certain retired uniformed service members, and active duty family members.

Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB)
For retired military and federal annuitants who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), or other retirement system for employees of the federal government, as well as their survivors.

TRICARE Mental Health Care
Learn how to access therapy, counseling, substance use support and more.

TRICARE ECHO
This program offers benefits that include training, respite care, home care, technology devices and more, and includes retired service members and their families. Some of the services may be cost-shared under ECHO or your TRICARE program—it will be determined by your qualifying condition.

Coast Guard’s Sea Legs Website
Sea Legs in an online resource that includes information relevant to retirees like healthcare coverage and other benefits. This is also a great resource for active duty dependents.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Tragedy Assistance Program website, TAPS, provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. The website provides services for grief counseling, and the ability to connect with others who are also grieving the loss of a military loved-one.

Fisher House Foundation
This foundation provides comfortable lodging, free-of-charge, that military and veteran families can stay in while their loved one is in the hospital. They also offer a variety of other programs to support the military community.

Family Assistance During Loss of Service Family Member
If a Coast Guard member becomes critically ill, injured or has fallen in the line of duty, the Fallen Heroes Fund is able to provide some financial support to family members during their difficult time.

Commissary
Interested in healthier living? This site provides nutritious recipes, rewards, and savings, in addition to a locator to help you find the nearest military commissary.

Coast Guard Foundation
The foundation’s programs assists families financially or otherwise, during times of tragedy and disaster. The Coast Guard Foundation is committed to ensuring all Coast Guard members and families have the resources they need to build resilience throughout their lives.

Military Crisis Line
The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders—many of whom are veterans themselves. They understand specific challenges that military members, their dependents, and their loved ones experience in the line of serving their country.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
This is another resource that offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.

National Retiree Help Desk
This service is available to assist and / or to answer any questions that a retiree or her/his spouse has regarding benefits (other than those relating to pay), health care issues, assistance in obtaining important forms and/or papers, etc. Please call 1-833-224-6743 (833-2CG-NRHD) or email nrhdesk@gmail.com.