Starting next year, the
UnitedHealthcare filed its protest against the decision in August. Earlier this month, the
"I am pleased our new Tricare contracts are moving forward," said Dr.
In a statement Tuesday, UnitedHealthcare said it "remains fully committed to serving the health care needs of our country's military service members, retirees and their families in the
The new contracts have a combined value of up to
Currently, UnitedHealthcare serves as the vendor for western states, Humana operates in the South and
The new contracts combine the South and Northeast states into one East region, where Humana would manage care under the contract awards announced in July.
UnitedHealthcare is the nation's largest health insurer.
Its stock was little changed Tuesday at
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