Building on its portfolio of AARP-branded products, Aetna (NYSE: AET)
is offering a lower cost alternative to AARP members age 50-64 who are
looking for reliable health coverage. The AARP® Value Plan
5000, insured by Aetna, includes coverage for preventive care,
prescriptions, doctor visits, hospitalization, and diagnostic tests. As
a preferred provider organization, or PPO, the plan offers broad access
to doctors and other health care professionals.
"We are responding to the current economic environment by providing a
lower monthly premium option to AARP members who are seeking
comprehensive medical coverage," said Ann Bryan, Vice President and head
of the AARP-branded program at Aetna. "The plan features the same
standard benefits we've always offered to AARP policyholders, but at
coinsurance levels that balance cost and coverage."
The AARP Value Plan 5000 is open to individuals age 50-64 and their
dependents in Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and
Texas. Applications are available now for a January 1 effective date.
For more information, individuals can call 1-866-844-0824 or go to http://premierhealthcoverage.com/.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits
companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information
and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their
health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and
consumer-directed health insurance products and related services,
including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and
disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health
care management services and health information technology services. Our
customers include employer groups, individuals, college students,
part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers,
governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and
expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more
than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and
control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP
does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to
either political campaigns or candidates. AARP produces AARP The
Magazine, the definitive voice for Americans 50+ and the world's
largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for
the 50+ audience; AARP VIVA, a bilingual lifestyle multimedia platform
addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans; and national
television and radio programming including My Generation and Inside E
Street. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides
security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with
support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has
staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
About AARP Services, Inc.
Established in 1999, AARP Services, Inc. is a wholly owned taxable
subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services, Inc. manages provider relationships
and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and
services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent
providers as benefits to more than 37 million AARP members. The provider
offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and
leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include
Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile
home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member
discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging;
special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal
services; and long term care insurance. AARP Services, Inc. also engages
in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain
consulting services to outside companies.
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