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UnitedHealth Sues Over Tricare Contract

by Rick Howlett on June 22, 2011

The long battle between Louisville-based insurer Humana and Minnesota-based UnitedHealth over the awarding of the lucrative military Tricare contract is moving into a new venue.

Humana lost the $23 billion contract to provide insurance to military families the South to UnitedHealth two years ago, but quickly challenged the ruling and won the appeal the next year.

That victory was then challenged by UnitedHealth, but was upheld by the General Accounting Office.

UnitedHealth is now suing the Defense Department in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims over its decision to give the contract back to Humana.

The company has argued that Humana’s cost savings were built on low reimbursements to doctors; Reimbursements that were so low, they could deter healthcare providers from seeing Tricare patients.

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UnitedHealth to “Pursue All Available Options” to Challenge Humana Tricare Award

by Gabe Bullard June 15, 2011

After a contentious two year dispute, Louisville insurance giant Humana will retain a lucrative military contract. Humana held the military’s Tricare contract for years. It allows the company to provide insurance for active and retired members of the armed services and their families throughout the south. Humana lost the contract to Minnesota-based UnitedHealth in 2009, […]

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Humana Wins Another Round in Tricare Dispute

by Gabe Bullard June 14, 2011

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has ruled against Minnesota-based UnitedHealth in a protest over the awarding of the lucrative Tricare military contract. Humana previously held the contract, which allows the company to provide insurance and benefits to military members, retirees and their families in the south. Humana lost a renewal bid to UnitedHealth in 2009, […]

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Humana’s Department of Defense Contract Challenged

by Gabe Bullard March 7, 2011

Last month, Humana won its appeal to retain the DoD’s TRICARE contract to provide health benefits to active and retired military personnel and their families in the south. Humana lost the contract to Minnesota-based UnitedHealth two years ago, but quickly filed the appeal, saying the DoD did not equally judge insurers.

Now UnitedHealth has challenged the decision in favor of Humana’s appeal. The company says it provides better quality and prices for the DoD and healthcare providers.

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Humana Waiting On TRICARE Ruling

by Gabe Bullard September 24, 2009

Louisville-based heath insurer Humana is still waiting on a ruling from the Government Accountability Office is a dispute over a large military contract.

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