UMP Centers of Excellence Program

  • Weighing treatment options for severe, chronic joint or low back pain? The Uniform Medical Plan’s (UMP) Centers of Excellence (COE) Program may be right for you if:

    • You're a UMP Classic or a UMP Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) member
    • You’re thinking about knee or hip replacement or spine surgery

    The COE Program contracts with providers who have proven their ability to provide exceptional service and the best outcomes for patients with certain medical conditions. Eligible members who meet medical and other criteria can receive their treatment at low to no cost. If you qualify, the COE Program will also cover travel and lodging expenses, up to IRS guidelines, for you and a care companion.

    The COE Program is administered by Premera Blue Cross.


    Call our concierge desk at 855-784-4563 (TRS: 711).

    You can find out more about your knee and hip replacement and spine care benefits through your UMP Classic and UMP CDHP coverage.