Armed Forces News

Wisconsin Physicians Service is slated to initiate centralized claims processing for all beneficiaries who are eligible for Tricare For Life. The change affects 1.7 million beneficiaries in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the American Samoan Islands and the North Mariana Islands. The phase-in schedule: Region 11 – April 1; Regions 2 and 5 – June 1; Regions 9, 10 and 12 – July 1; Regions 3 and 4 – Aug.1; Region 1 – Sept. 1; Regions 7 and 8 (Central) – Oct. 1; and Region 6 – Nov. 1. For information about current claims processors and to find your Tricare region, visit www.tricare.osd.mil/main/chart.html. Once WPS takes over claims processing in a region, beneficiaries in that region may call (866) 773-0404 or (866) 773-0405 for information and/or claims processing assistance.