Humana Fights To Keep $45B Tricare Deal's Info Secret

By Daniel Wilson (May 29, 2018, 8:37 PM EDT) -- A unit of health insurance giant Humana hit the Defense Health Agency with a "reverse Freedom of Information Act" suit in Washington, D.C., federal court Tuesday, trying to stop it from publicly releasing trade secrets related to the insurer's massive $45 billion Tricare managed care contract.

Humana Government Business Inc., which does business as Humana Military, wants a declaratory judgment and permanent injunction blocking the agency's May 22 decision to disclose certain proprietary commercial and technical information provided by the insurer as part of its bid for the lucrative Tricare contract, according to the complaint.

That information, which the agency has...

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