Wilson Pleased with Job Announcement for PGBA
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after PGBA, a subsidiary of BlueCross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, was selected as a subcontractor by Humana Military Health Care Services for a recently awarded $23.5 million contract for TRICARE, the health insurance program for members and veterans of the military:
"I am excited to see PGBA’s work awarded with a contract from the Department of Defense. This contract will keep 130 PGBA jobs in the Midlands and another 700 jobs in the Pee Dee. PGBA has performed administrative contractor duties for TRICARE and its predecessor program for thirty consecutive years.
"PGBA will provide claims processing, customer service, fiscal services, and information systems support. Since August 2004, PGBA has processed more than 107 million claims with an accuracy rate of 99.75%. PGBA implemented the first internet based processing system to improve service while cutting administrative costs.
"PGBA has a long record of effectively supporting the TRICARE system while providing jobs in the Second District. I am thankful for its presence in our state. This contract ensures its good work will stay in our communities."