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Blue Shield employees may be cut due to Triwest contract loss
Sacramento Business Journal

A small number of Blue Shield employees may be laid off as TriWest Healthcare Alliance hands over its longtime military health care services contract to UnitedHealthcare April 1.

Last March, the Department of Defense announced plans to award a $20.5 billion Tricare contract for 21 western states to UnitedHealthcare. Phoenix-based TriWest, which provided care for military families in the Western Region for 16 years, filed a protest, but it was denied in July.