WPS Military and Veterans Health is taking on additional contract work for TRICARE, which is the federal health and benefits insurance for active-duty military personnel, retirees and their families.
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Humana Government Business the TRICARE 2017 contract for the East Region, and WPS MVH is partnering as a subcontractor. The contract provides five, one-year options exercisable by the Department of Defense.
WPS MVH will provide information technology support, claims processing, and customer service functions. WPS MVH is one of the business units of WPS Health Solutions, based in Madison.
“This is exciting news for all of us at WPS,” said WPS Health Solutions President and CEO Mike Hamerlik. “By partnering with Humana, we are able to leverage our resources to secure a share of this important contract.”
The Defense Health Agency (DHA), which oversees the TRICARE program, announced its selection on July 21. The East Region comprises 30 states with approximately 6 million beneficiaries.
Currently, Humana holds the contract for the TRICARE South Region. The new East Region is a combination of the current South and North regions.
WPS MVH already has two other TRICARE contracts, providing claims administration, customer service, and related activities for the TRICARE Overseas Program and the TRICARE for Life program. WPS MVH also does contract work for the Veterans Choice program, which is operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“The award of the East Region recognizes the great work of the WPS MVH employees and those WPS employees who support the TRICARE and VA programs,” said Brian Brugger, Executive Vice President of MVH.
About WPS Health Solutions
WPS Health Solutions is a nationally regarded government contractor and Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer. The WPS Health Insurance division offers affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance and high-deductible health insurance, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. The WPS Government Health Administrators division administers Part A and B Medicare benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS Military and Veterans Health division serves millions more members who are active in the U.S. military, veterans and their families. In 2016, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the seventh straight year. For more information, please visit www.wpsic.com.