WPS Health Solutions: Military and Veterans Health will partner with Humana

Madison – 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.