Aetna Announces Biggest Medicare Advantage Expansion in Its History
Aetna’s 2019 Medicare plans offer enhanced benefits and greater value
Aetna announced its 2019 Medicare plans, featuring expanded plan options with low or $0 monthly plan premiums in many areas, enhanced benefits and a more personalized member experience.
“We are proud to be a leader in $0 premium plan offerings, with approximately 72 percent of our 2018 Individual Medicare Advantage members enrolled in $0 premium plans,”* said Christopher Ciano, who was appointed head of Aetna Medicare earlier this year. “Our 2019 plan options will offer even more value to Medicare beneficiaries through a variety of expanded benefits, while still emphasizing affordability.”
Expanded plan options for greater access and choice
For 2019, Aetna is offering Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plans in 45 states plus Washington, D.C. Aetna added 358 new counties and 6 new states — Idaho, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon and Rhode Island. In Minnesota, Aetna and Allina Health will be launching a joint venture
Medicare Advantage plan in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. In total, Aetna will offer MAPD plans in 1,416 counties in 2019.**
This represents the biggest expansion of Medicare Advantage in Aetna’s history, providing about 7.4 million more Medicare beneficiaries (46 million in total**) access to an Aetna plan.
Other 2019 plan options include:
Enhanced benefits for added convenience and improved overall wellness
To make it more convenient for our members to get the care they need, we expanded and enriched the following Medicare Advantage benefits for 2019:
In addition, we’ll continue to offer Medicare Advantage members access to the following benefits and services at no additional cost:
“We recognize that good health goes beyond just physical care,“ added Ciano. “That’s why our Medicare Advantage plans take a total approach to health and wellness, so our members can age more actively.”
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