The transition of the new TRICARE West Region contract from UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans’ Services to Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) has been delayed from October 1 to January 1, 2018. This affects managed care services for 2.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries in 19 western states, including California. In the meantime, Health Net has been sending notices to physicians to invite them to join the new HNFS West Region network. Physicians can contact HNFS at