LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Military has been awarded the next managed care support contract for the TRICARE East Region by the Defense Health Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). TRICARE is the military health care program that provides benefits to military service members, retirees and their families.
“We are grateful to the DoD for continuing to trust Humana Military with the care of TRICARE East Region beneficiaries,” said Karen Moran, Senior Vice President and President of Humana Military. “We look forward to building on our 26-year history with the DoD and TRICARE as we facilitate the delivery of the high-quality health care benefits that active military members, retirees and their families so richly deserve.”
Under the terms of the award, Humana Military’s service area would cover approximately 4.6 million beneficiaries in a region consisting of 24 states and Washington, D.C. The length of the contract is one base year with eight annual option periods, which, if all options are exercised, would result in a total contract length of nine years. This is the longest duration of a TRICARE contract since the program’s inception in 1995.
“The beneficiaries we serve have come to expect compassionate care from Humana Military, and we are honored to be selected to continue this care for the next nine years,” said Sue Schick, Segment President, Group and Military Business. “This is an incredible opportunity to take innovative, patient-focused care to the next level for beneficiaries and the Military Health System as a whole.”
Final disposition of the contract award is, however, subject to the resolution of any protests that may be filed by unsuccessful bidders.
Humana Military was awarded its current TRICARE East contract in 2016. This newest contract is the sixth to be administered by Humana Military, which has partnered with the DoD to care for TRICARE beneficiaries since 1996.
About Humana Military
Humana Military, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), partners with the Department of Defense and the Defense Health Agency to administer the TRICARE health program for six million U.S. Military active duty, retirees and family member beneficiaries in the East Region. For the last 25 years, Humana Military has strived to create better health outcomes and simplified experiences for millions of beneficiaries across the United States through TRICARE and other military health care programs. For more information, please visit www.humanamilitary.com.
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