TriWest awarded third contract for DoD
TriWest Healthcare Alliance
/ Published July 17, 2009
PHOENIX -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance has been awarded the contract to continue providing military families access to high quality health care and manage the 21-state TRICARE West Region for the Department of Defense.
The contract enables TriWest to continue to support the DoD in meeting the health care needs of 2.7 million active duty personnel, their families and retirees. The contract includes a transition period plus five one-year option periods for healthcare delivery beginning next April.
"It has been our great honor and privilege to serve the healthcare needs for those who sacrifice so much in defense of freedom, and we are pleased that the Department of Defense has selected us again for this critical work," said David J. McIntyre, Jr., TriWest's president and CEO.
"Being awarded our third TRICARE contract is a testament to the focus we have placed on customer service, bringing more than 145,000 high-quality providers into the West Region network through the work of our world-class non-profit owner organizations, and our stewardship of taxpayer dollars in doing what's right for the beneficiaries of this program."
TriWest Healthcare Alliance continues as the largest Arizona-based DoD contractor, given the award of this $16 billion contract. It employs approximately 1,900 people throughout the TRICARE West Region.
The TRICARE West Region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, western Texas, Washington and Wyoming.