This article is included in these additional categories:

Contracts - Awards | Medical | Other Corporation | Support Functions - Other | USA

TRICARE Gets Met, and It Pays

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Bridgewater, NJ received a fixed-price incentive contract to provide worldwide comprehensive dental care coverage to TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) beneficiaries. At preset, this includes over 1.9 million beneficiaries, mostly family members of uniformed service active duty personnel, the selected reserve, and the individual ready reserve. Work will include managing enrollment and member utilization of diagnostic and preventive services, managing provider networks, claims processing, and customer service and access to data, with criteria for end-beneficiary satisfaction. The instant award will comprise $7 million for the base year, but the total potential contract value, including the 12-month transition-in base year and 5 one-year option periods for dental care delivery, plus a possible transition-out period, is estimated at $1.884 billion. This contract was competitively procured via the TRICARE Management Activity e-solicitation website, with 5 offers received. The TRICARE Management Activity in Aurora, Colo., is the contracting activity manages the contract (HT9402-11-C-0001).

One Source: Hundreds of programs; Thousands of links, photos, and analyses

DII brings a complete collection of articles with original reporting and research, and expert analyses of events to your desktop – no need for multiple modules, or complex subscriptions. All supporting documents, links, & appendices accompany each article.


  • Save time
  • Eliminate your blind spots
  • Get the big picture, quickly
  • Keep up with the important facts
  • Stay on top of your projects or your competitors


  • Coverage of procurement and doctrine issues
  • Timeline of past and future program events
  • Comprehensive links to other useful resources