One Hundred Years and Aetna Partner to Launch “Health Plan 001”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

First-of-its-kind plan targets globally mobile key executives

LONDON – One Hundred Years, a new global private client health management service launched in the United Kingdom by leading international health care professionals, has collaborated with Aetna (NYSE: AET), a leading global diversified health care solutions company, to offer the first health programme that combines One Hundred Years’ Private Health Advisory service with industry-leading global insurance cover.

Launched in the UK earlier this year, One Hundred Years provides clients with a full range of personalised health management services. A dedicated personal health advisory team helps on-the-go executives and high achievers reach their health and lifestyle goals by developing their health strategies and managing their health care needs. Clients’ individual health care programmes are developed with support from One Hundred Years’ Global Faculty and National Medical Advisory Board, a network of more than 20 leading international experts in medicine and science.

Available 24/7, the health advisory teams provide clients with advice and guidance on the latest medical research treatment options and facilitate access to the world’s top hospitals and specialists. Additionally, the health advisory teams are on hand to manage everyday health care needs, such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, filing forms and coordinating payment of medical bills.

One Hundred Years’ flagship programme, “Health Plan 001,” offers its own comprehensive, high-touch client services along with Aetna’s international health care benefits. Clients will have priority access to top specialists and medical centres of excellence, and also benefit from Aetna’s worldwide direct-settlement network of more than 100,000 clinics, hospitals and other health care providers.

Aetna, a Fortune 100 company, serves more than 500,000 people with its international cover and has offices in capital cities across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, in addition to those in the United States.

Virgil Bretz, co-founder and CEO of One Hundred Years, said, “Our health management model is akin to the best examples in wealth management. By collaborating with Aetna, an industry leader in both U.S. and international health care benefits, we are underlining our global commitment to serve our clients wherever they happen to be in the world. Aetna’s reputation for excellence and customer focus enhances our mission to protect and optimise the health of our clients.”

David Healy, Aetna International’s general manager, Europe, said, “One Hundred Years has established a personalised service model to manage its members’ health and well-being that aligns closely with Aetna’s focus on empowering people to live healthier lives. We are pleased to support their clients by insuring the access they have to world-leading advice and treatment.”

“Health Plan 001” is available through major brokers and employee benefit firms. More information is available at

About One Hundred Years

One Hundred Years is co-founded by veterans of the health care and insurance industry: Virgil Bretz (Chief Executive Officer), Robert Levin (President, Insurance Solutions) and David Angelone (President, Health Solutions). One Hundred Years offers global private client health management services designed to meet the challenge of achieving a lifetime of health and vitality for its members. Costs are dependent on clients’ life circumstances and the depth of service they opt for. These range from Health Service 001 – providing health advisory and optimisation – to Health Plan 001, which furthermore includes comprehensive health insurance. Clients are able to access their Private Health Advisory Team directly in person, by direct phone, online and via dedicated smartphone app. Global medical records are collected, curated, and digitally sequenced. All personal medical data is maintained in a fully secured environment. For more information, see

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the United States’ leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44 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 administration 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

About Aetna International

Aetna International is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health benefits and health management solutions worldwide. Aetna International’s expatriate business is one of the industry’s largest and most prominent international health benefits providers, supporting more than 500,000 members worldwide with access to more than 100,000 hospitals, clinics and doctors in Aetna’s network of non-U.S. health care providers. The organization’s expatriate offerings include medical, dental, vision, life, disability and emergency assistance. Aetna International’s health management business collaborates with health care systems, government entities and plan sponsors around the world to design and build locally applied health management solutions to improve health, quality and cost outcomes. For more information, see

For Aetna

United Kingdom
James Simpson, +44 (0)1372 807189
Mobile: +44 (0)7771 920893

United States
Marnie Goodman

Dragon Associates for One Hundred Years

Charles Prichard, +44 (0)20 7495 4401
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