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[February 08, 2013]

Aetna Offers Affordable Benefits Package for FBP Association Members

BLUE BELL, Pa. --(Business Wire)--

Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a new product offering designed for the more than 14,000 members of the Flexible Benefits Plans (FBP) Employers Association. Under the affinity program, Aetna's individual, small group and Aetna Voluntary Hospital plans are now available to Association members. Flexible Benefits Plans, Inc. (FBP) is a third-party benefits administrator and brokerage firm, handling employee benefits for a number of business associations and group clients throughout Pennsylvania.

"Aetna is always working to provide affordable health benefits solutions for employers of all sizes," said Patrick Young (News - Alert), president of Aetna's Pennsylvania and Delaware operations. "We're very happy the FBP Association has chosen our program for its members."

Beyond the standard offerings in Aetna individual plans, association members will receive several value-added services, including a member assistance program; concierge service; and a 20 percent discount on retail Vital Savings® cards. Vital Savings® by Aetna is a group of discount programs that help members save on a varety of dental and health-related products and services.

The Aetna Voluntary Hospital Plan (AVHP) will be offered to all association members, whether they choose an individual or small group plan. The plan can be offered as a fully employee-paid plan or with any portion paid by the employer, when combined with an Aetna plan. The AVHP pays hospital claims on a fully integrated basis, with no additional claim forms required.

Aetna provides health benefits to more than 1 million members in Pennsylvania. Its members have access to a network that includes more than 200 hospitals and more than 31,000 primary care and specialist physicians.

About Flexible Benefits Plans

Flexible Benefits Plans, Inc. (FBP) is dedicated to helping its association / broker partners navigate and manage their employer / employee benefits portfolios in a competitive and ever-changing marketplace. With healthcare reform beginning to impact the insurance market, FBP is committed to guiding members through the complex changes taking place to make sure that they understand their options now and in the future. FBP's ongoing partnership with Aetna is part of its commitment to maximize the value of members' employee benefits portfolios and give members an advantage over the competition in this dynamic market. Along with value-added benefits such as the Aetna Voluntary Hospital Plan, FBP offers members a distinct advantage in both its sales support and customer service divisions, which are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to association members.

About Aetna

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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