An international health insurance provider is expanding its services to support a new military health contract.

International SOS Assistance Inc., Trevose, Pa., has picked the Healthways International unit of Healthways Inc., Nashville, Tenn. (Nasdaq:HWAY), to provide chronic care management services for the U.S. Department of Defense TRICARE Overseas Program.

Healthways will help overseas program beneficiaries who have asthma, diabetes, hypertension, depression and anxiety disorders, and it also will help beneficiaries who need cancer screening.

TRICARE manages health benefits for military personnel, dependents and retirees who get care away from military and Veterans Department facilities.

TRICARE officials have hired International SOS to help TRICARE area offices and military treatment facility commanders manage health benefits for enrollees, deployed personnel, military travelers and retirees outside the U.S. states and the District of Columbia.