After World War II, more than 300,000 soldiers—13,000 of them wounded—returned home to Wisconsin, placing stress on the state’s health systems and shining a bright light on the need for affordable health insurance. Wisconsin Physicians Service was formed by the Wisconsin Medical Society in 1946 to meet both of these challenges.
WPS remained a division of the Wisconsin Medical Society until 1977 when it became separately incorporated as a service insurance corporation. Incorporated under Chapter 613 of the Wisconsin Statutes as a not-for-profit service insurance corporation, Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation—known today as WPS Health Solutions—is not a stock or mutual company and has no shareholders or members.
More than 75 years later, WPS Health Solutions is still making health care easier for the people it serves. WPS conducts business within two primary divisions: WPS Government Solutions and WPS Commercial Insurance.
Government Solutions Division
The expertise WPS has developed over the years has enabled the company to become a successful provider of administrative services for the U.S. government. WPS Government Health Administrators manages Medicare Part A and Part B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and WPS Military and Veterans Health serves millions of members of the U.S. military and their families through TRICARE.
Commercial Insurance Division
WPS Health Insurance is a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin and rapidly expanding to near-national coverage with its ever-popular Medicare supplement insurance product.
Because we care about the communities we serve, WPS is also a responsible corporate citizen. Read more about our efforts in our WPS Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
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