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TriWest Healthcare Alliance Awarded 5 Year, $16 Billion Healthcare Contract
Date:7/13/2009

ack record of providing access to quality medical care efficiently and transparently."

TRICARE replaced the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, or CHAMPUS, which was created in 1956 to expand healthcare coverage to military retirees and the families of active-duty personnel. TRICARE establishes government contracts with private health plans to bring the efficiencies of managed care to the military health system while also supporting and enhancing military readiness in times of war or national emergency.

Background on Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan dedicated to providing Californians with access to high quality care at a reasonable price. Founded in 1939, it now has 3.4 million members, 4,800 employees, one of the largest provider networks and more than 20 office locations, providing a wide range of commercial and government products throughout the state. The company has contributed $100 million over the past three years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to fund nonprofit organizations that improve access to quality health care in California. Contact your local agent or broker for more information about Blue Shield products and services, or visit the Blue Shield web site at www.blueshieldca.com.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance is not a licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

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