Managers of a voluntary dental plan for military retirees are renewing the contract of the current vendor, Delta Dental of California.
The Tricare Management Activity, an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, has renewed the California dental carrier’s Tricare Retiree Dental Program administration contract.
The contract includes a 12-month base period and options for program managers to renew the contract for five additional 1-year periods, according to the Tricare Management Activity.
The contract has a total value of about $2.6 billion, Tricare officials said.
Tricare received a total of three bids for the contract. Competing vendors that fail to win Tricare contracts can and often do appeal contract decisions.