Aetna Signs Contract with Patient Choice Healthcare, Inc.

Feb 17 2009
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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aetna (NYSE: AET), the nation’s third largest insurance company, announced that it will begin offering Patient Choice Insights, a tiered health care provider network in Minnesota.

Patient Choice is recognized as a leader for its tiered network model launched nearly a decade ago. With the Patient Choice Insights network, health care providers are ranked on cost and quality measures and members are encouraged to use providers who rank best in delivering value.

Aetna will offer the Patient Choice Insights network to self-funded employers and their employees in central and southern Minnesota. “This network option allows us to offer new customers a highly competitive network solution, and consequently, greater quality and value to both our employers and their employees,” said Ross Sanders, president of national accounts for Aetna’s north central and southwest regions.

“We can now offer a national solution to both Minnesota-based employers, and national employers with employees in Minnesota, that combines highly regarded transparency and quality tools for members with some of the strongest medical management capabilities in the industry,” he added.

“Now more than ever, employers are looking for ways to reduce costs and having a quality network of participating providers greatly helps achieve that goal. We’re conducting a seminar on February 23 in Minneapolis for brokers, consultants and employers focusing on additional ways we can help them reduce costs,” said Sanders.*

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see

* Employers, Brokers or Consultants interested in attending the seminar (at the Marriott City Center) may contact Nata Wier at 312-928-3030 (or for more information.



Scot Roskelley, 312-928-3034

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