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United Health To Take Over TRICARE West Region 2013

Effective April 1, 2013, TriWest, the current administrator for TRICARE west region, will be replaced by United Healthcare for administration of TRICARE in the west region.  

TriWest recently dropped a 2013 requirement for all premium payments by electronic transfer until UHC takes over the administration.  Premium payments for TRICARE under TriWest can continue by check or telephone.

For those of us on TRICARE, we are hopeful for a smooth and uneventful transition from TriWest to UHC administration.  

TRICARE West Region includes the following states:


ALASKA, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, HAWAII, IDAHO, IOWA (EXCEPT FOR THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL AREA), KANSAS, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI (EXCEPT FOR THE ST. LOUIS AREA), MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, NORTH DAKOTA, OREGON, SOUTH DAKOTA, THE EXTREME WESTERN PORTION OF TEXAS, 
UTAH, WASHINGTON AND WYOMING




Dave



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