UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans is the New TRICARE West Region Contractor
CONTACT UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans - 1.877.988.WEST (1.877.988.9378)
April 1, 2013 marked a change for military families living in the TRICARE West Region. The contractor managing the health care benefit changed to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans (UnitedHealthcare).
The TRICARE West Region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa (excluding the Rock Island Arsenal area), Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri (excluding the St. Louis area), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas (the southwestern corner, including El Paso), Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
If you are enrolled in the TRICARE West Region, you should have received a welcome packet from UnitedHealthcare. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare officials have pledged to the National Military Family Association and other beneficiary groups that it will make every effort to conduct a smooth transition. Here are some tips to help ensure your family has a smooth transition:
Keep Contact Information Handy
UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans
Review your Primary Care Manager (PCM)
A searchable online directory is available on UnitedHealthcare’s website. If you do not see your current PCM listed in the directory, do not be alarmed. UnitedHealthcare is will continue to add more providers. It is recommended your ask if your provider is part of UnitedHealthcare’s network before you seek services.
Explore Enhanced Benefits
UnitedHealthcare will provide new benefits including Convenience Care Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, Centers of Excellence, and Telemedicine services. Keep checking the UnitedHealthcare website for more information about the enhanced benefits.
The National Military Family Association welcomes UnitedHealthcare to the TRICARE community. We look forward to continuing our ongoing dialogue about how to best meet the health care needs of military families in the West Region.
To contact UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans - 1.877.988.WEST (1.877.988.9378)
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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