Services to be provided to TRICARE beneficiaries at Puget Sound, Washington and Tidewater, Virginia
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Humana Military Healthcare Services, was awarded two contracts to provide patient appointing services for military hospitals and clinics located in the greater Puget Sound, Washington, and Tidewater, Virginia areas.
The Puget Sound contract includes support to the Madigan Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor and to the 62nd Medical Squadron at McChord Air Force Base, Washington. Service delivery will begin April 1, 2011, and subject to Government exercise of annual options, the contract is expected to remain in effect through November 30, 2015.
The Tidewater contract provides for support to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, the 1st Medical Group at Langley Air Force Base, McDonald Army Health Center at Fort Eustis and the Kenner Army Health Clinic at Fort Lee, Virginia. Patient appointing will begin April 1, 2011, and, subject to the Government’s exercise of annual options, the Tidewater contract is expected to remain in effect until December 31, 2015.
“Humana Military is excited and eager to offer patient appointing support to Army, Navy and Air Force medical facilities throughout the Puget Sound and Tidewater areas,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military. “We have a legacy of providing exceptional service to active duty and retired military members and their families under our current TRICARE contract in the southern United States. These new patient appointing contracts will allow us to expand the range of our support into new geographic areas. That’s very exciting to us,” Baker said.
Humana Military currently provides patient appointing services in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
About Humana Military Healthcare Services
Humana Military, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been a Department of Defense contractor for the administration of the TRICARE program since July 1, 1996. In August 2003, Humana Military was awarded the contract to provide health-benefits support and services to approximately three million active duty and retired military and their eligible family members in the 10-state South Region. For more information about Humana Military, please visit www.humana-military.com.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.1 million medical members and approximately 7 million specialty-benefit members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.
Over its 49-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.
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