Aetna to Offer Affordable Benefits Package to Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Members
BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: ET) today announced a new product offering specifically designed for the more than 5,000 members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Under the affinity program, Aetnas individual, small group and voluntary hospital plans will be offered to Chamber members beginning July 1.
Finding comprehensive, affordable health benefits options is always a challenge for small businesses, said Patrick Young, president of Aetnas Pennsylvania market. Aetna is very pleased to offer this program to members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Small businesses and sole proprietors play a critical role in our local economy, and Aetna is committed to working with them to find solutions to their benefits needs.
Affordable access to quality health care services is critical to the continued success of any business, said Rob Wonderling, president and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. We are happy to partner with Aetna to bring our members both large and small affordable health care products and services so they can continue to grow their businesses.
Beyond the standard offerings in Aetna individual and small group plans, Chamber members will receive several value-added services, including a member assistance program; concierge service; and a 20-percent discount on retail Vital Savings cards, which provide access to savings on a variety of dental and health-related products and services.
The Aetna Voluntary Hospital Plan (AVHP) will be offered to all Chamber members, whether they choose an individual or small group plan. It can be offered as a completely voluntary 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.
Plans will be marketed through Benefit Services Inc., a subsidiary of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
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 the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
As the premier advocate for the business community, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce works to attract, retain and grow jobs for companies and residents of the region. We represent 5,000 member companies in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware. For more information, visit greaterphilachamber.com.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.1 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, and to get a quote see www.gpccbsi.norvax.com.
Walt Cherniak, 410-401-9490
Source: AetnaCopyright Business Wire 2012