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1945

Wisconsin residents facing shortages of jobs, housing, food, and materials. Paying for health care was a struggle.

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1946

State Medical Society develops the Wisconsin Plan, a low-cost health insurance product, and establishes Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) to market and administer the plan.

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1956

WPS named Wisconsin contractor for the Department of Defense’s military health plan.

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1960

WPS Develops and markets the Century Plan to customers age 65 and older.

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1966

WPS creates the Medicare PLUS supplement plan, which is known today as WPS Medicare Companion.

WPS begins serving Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers.

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1970

WPS pioneers a new HMO that is the first of its kind.

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1981

WPS wins new Department of Defense contract that more than doubles our military health claims volume.

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1984

WPS creates The EPIC Life Insurance Company, known as EPIC Specialty Benefits today, to sell and administer life and disability insurance for groups.

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1998

WPS accomplishes the largest Medicare transition in history by taking on the Medicare Part B workload for Michigan and Illinois.

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2000

WPS begins processing claims for the new TRICARE For Life program.

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2003

WPS awarded the TRICARE Dual-Eligible Fiscal Intermediary Contract to provide services for more than 1.7 million individuals eligible for both TRICARE and Medicare.

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2007

WPS awarded Medicare Juristiction 5 contract for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

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2008

WPS starts work on TRICARE For Life federal contract, serving active military, veterans, and their families.

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2010

WPS named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the first time.

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2011

WPS awarded Medicare Jurisdiction 8 contract for Indiana and Michigan.

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2014

WPS starts work on veterans Affairs Patient-Centered Community Care Program, serving eligible vets in 28 western states, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

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2016

WPS enters into a new partnership with Aspirus, Inc. to create Aspirus Arise, a new HMO in north-central Wisconsin.

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2017

WPS named subcontractor for TRICARE East Region, covering approximately six million active military, veterans, and their families in 30 states.

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