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
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.