Military Families 'Go Green' by the Million

Sep 13, 2011, 13:48 ET from TriWest Healthcare Alliance

PHOENIX, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Embracing the urge to purge their paper clutter, military members and their families have helped halt the printing of more than 1 million healthcare statements.

Beneficiaries with TriWest Healthcare Alliance—the Department of Defense contractor that manages the 21-state TRICARE West Region healthcare program—have chosen in droves to receive their healthcare statements in paperless form, surging past the 1 million mark in August.

And by providing electronic solutions, TriWest is ensuring military families receive prompt, accurate delivery of their healthcare information.

Saving Paper, Helping the Environment

TriWest's "Go Green" program started in fall 2009 and has since branched out to include paperless options for referrals and authorizations, and fee statements.

All told, more than 200,000 TRICARE West Region beneficiaries have "gone green"—meaning nearly 10 percent of all TriWest healthcare statements generated are now paperless.

"Military families are increasingly turning to electronic methods for managing their bills, banking and other important information—including their health care," said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr. "We're committed to providing them with easy options for their health care, such as email, text and mobile."

TRICARE beneficiaries can register for a account, pick paperless and be on their way to getting electronic notifications for their healthcare needs.

Visit for more on how to clear the clutter.

Mobile Support Delivered

Electronic statements aren't the only convenient, electronic healthcare management options available for service members, retirees and their families through TriWest.

TriWest recently unveiled a mobile application for smartphones and mobile devices, a mobile website ( and text alerts.

Learn more about TriWest mobile capabilities at

About TriWest

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do "Whatever It Takes" to support the healthcare needs of 2.9 million members of America's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest provides access to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE West Region. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or visit for more information.

SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance