BLUE BELL, Pa. – CoventryCares of Pennsylvania, a plan in the state's Medicaid program, became part of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, effective October 1, 2014. The change follows the acquisition of Coventry Health Care Inc. by Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) in May 2013.
The new combined plan will be the only statewide Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania and provide access to quality health care services for approximately 170,000 members. Aetna also provides health care services to 11,000 Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members who are members of Aetna Better Health Kids. Member benefits will remain the same.
"Keeping Pennsylvanians healthy and ensuring they have access to the care they need at the right time and in the right place remains the number one priority for us," said Denise Croce, CEO of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania. "Our physicians, nurses and social workers are committed to facilitating the delivery of high quality health care for our Medicaid members."
Aetna has a long-time presence in Pennsylvania. The company provides and administers health benefits for more than 1.3 million commercial and Medicare members in the state. The CHIP program has been offered by Aetna since 1993, four years before the federal government established its CHIP program.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 45 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, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s 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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