September 2013 Newsletter
Labor Day is over, we’re well into September, and at least up here near the Great Lakes, it is almost time to put the barbeque away.
The IRS Forms 1099R for the 2013 tax year will become available online in mid-December 2013. You will be able to access yours on myPay.
If you have never created your myPay account or if you have created your myPay account, but have problems remembering your login ID or password you can find complete instructions here.
Earlier this year, to align with the Department of Defense’s modern security mandates, myPay introduced new stronger password requirements.
You can log in to your myPay account and sign up to begin receiving your 1099R electronically. If you do, we will email a notification to you when your tax documents are available online.
If you have already elected to receive your 1099R electronically and your email address has changed, please update it in myPay by November 10, 2013.
If you choose to receive your 1099R from us in the mail, it’s important to make sure the mailing address you have on file with us is current.
Do you have questions related to your retirement or retirement pay but you’re not sure who to call?
Effective Aug. 1, 2013, most Survivor Benefit Plan annuitants over the age of 55 are no longer required to complete and submit an annual Certificate of Eligibility.
Pay schedule for retirees and annuitants for the year 2014.
It is a difficult topic to bring up, but knowing your loved ones are provided for and prepared for your death can be a good feeling.
Retirees who pay TRICARE Prime enrollment fees through a retired pay allotment may notice a slight change in their October net pay.
June 2013 Newsletter
We know you’re retired, but in this issue we are going to talk to you about the work required to manage your military retirement pay. Now is the best time to take an active role in managing your pay account.
myPay Update: More Security, More Features
On May 11, myPay both greatly enhanced the overall security of the system and made more self-serve options available to retired members. Learn about the changes!
Managing Your Passwords on myPay
In a world of identity theft and online criminal threats, it is the password that safeguards your money, your identity and your well-being. Learn about the new password requirements on myPay.
Take a look at the screen shots and step-by-step instructions before you create your new myPay password!
Check out a list of things to check at least once a year in your retirement account.
The myPay Spring 2013Release allows retirees to view most of their allotments, including those for mortgage payments, insurance, and charitable contributions that are not paid through EFT. Follow the instructions and screenshots to use the new feature.
Retirees frequently forget who their beneficiaries of record are, and occasionally need to update or change a beneficiary. Learn how myPay offers retirees the option to designate Arrears of Pay beneficiaries online.
Before, retirees could get their 1099R from myPay for only the latest tax year. Now retirees have the ability to get tax information from previous years on their own! Learn how to access your 1099R’s from prior years on myPay.
Sometimes the most difficult conversations to have are the most important, like helping your loved ones be prepared for when you die. These six steps will help your beneficiary file a claim when the time comes.
If you have elected to cover your spouse or loved ones under the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), you should be aware of recent changes to the process for application for benefits.
The Department of the Treasury announced all payments from the federal government are to be made electronically and not by paper check as of March 1, 2013.
The SOS has benefit coordinators, support coordinators and financial counselors.
Retiree survivors are welcome and can be connected to their local Retirement Services Officer (RSO) when appropriate.
To avoid a disruption of pay that might affect your quality of life, please follow the simple steps below when changing your direct deposit.
Updated September 18, 2013