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Legal assistance: Ensuring your important documents are prepared

Have you considered and, if applicable, accomplished the transfer of your Post 9-11 GI Bill entitlement to another eligible family member? Do you have a plan in place for the care of your minor children in the event you are deployed or unavailable for an extended period of time? Readiness is a constant duty for all of us. We relentlessly train, study and prepare for the challenges, real or envisioned, that we are likely to face in our chosen fields. Unfortunately, the same rigor is often not applied to our personal matters. Preparing to sail or fly into a hurricane is vastly different than preparing for that hurricane to hit your home. Ensure your family and property are prepared by getting your legal documents in order. Coast Guard legal assistance attorneys provide advice and counsel regarding personal legal issues to thousands of service members, dependents and retirees each year at no cost.

Where do you stand after filing your taxes?

CG SUPRT can help you identify problem spending habits and teach you defense strategies to combat overspending. A Money Coach can look at your budget and spending and help you develop a plan to save. They can also help you tackle debt from credit cards, loans, mortgages, and more. If your financial difficulties come from a habit that is hard to kick, consider talking with a Health and Wellness Coach for support on breaking bad habits and getting on track to overall wellness. In addition, if you are feeling stressed by your financial situation, you can request to speak with a counselor who can support you in dealing with the life’s challenges. Simply call CG SUPRT to set up your first consultation with a Money Coach, Health and Wellness Coach, or a counselor. These services are free and confidential for you and your family members.

Action needed: 2015 income tax filing for health care coverage

Tax season is almost here, and there are a few important things to remember regarding filing your return. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. TRICARE coverage meets the minimum essential coverage, but here are a few things you should know to make sure you and your family report this coverage correctly.