|[January 24, 2013]
Aetna Offers Individual Plans to Costco Members in California
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Aetna (NYSE: AET)
is now offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in
California. The Costco Personal Health Insurance program, of which there
are five plans to choose from, offers broad major medical benefits;
dental options; an extensive network of doctors and hospitals; and a
variety of helpful services, tools and information, tailored to meet the
needs of Costco members.
In addition to California, the Costco Personal Health Insurance program
is also available to Costco members in Arizona; Connecticut; Georgia;
Illinois; Michigan; Nevada; Pennsylvania; Texas; and Virginia. Aetna
plans to expand the program to other markets in the coming months.
"We recognize the importance of providing affordable health solutions
that deliver value and convenience to individuals and families. We are
proud to join with a respected retailer like Costco to provide health
insurance options to their members in California," said Barbara DeMaio,
head of Individual Business for Aetna.
Costco is providing one-of-a-kind value to its members through benefits
like lower copays on prescriptions at Costco pharmacies. In addition,
all plans include special features and lower monthly premiums negotiated
only for Costco members.
According to John Conlon, Director of Insurance Services for Cotco, the
new program delivers the advantages Costco members have come to expect
from the warehouse store chain. "There are a variety of plan types to
choose from, each offering the right combination of quality, value, and
special members-only benefits."
Conlon points to lower copays at Costco pharmacies as one example of the
exclusive benefits available to members. "The opportunity for Costco
members to access lower cost pharmacy services at their local warehouse
store is convenient and affordable, and speaks to Aetna's commitment to
making health care easier to use."
For more information on the Costco Personal Health Insurance program,
members can call 866-286-3155 or visit www.costcopersonalhealth.com.
Costco currently operates 622 warehouses, including 448 in the United
States and Puerto Rico, 85 in Canada, 32 in Mexico, 23 in the United
Kingdom, 13 in Japan, nine in Taiwan, nine in Korea and three in
Australia. Costco also operates electronic commerce web sites, at www.costco.com
(Canada), and www.costco.co.uk
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.
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