Aetna to Open Office in Roanoke to Support Carilion on MajestaCare, a New Medicaid Plan

-- Carilion Clinic and Aetna work together on new Virginia Medicaid managed care program --

ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET), is opening an office and hiring employees in anticipation of an upcoming Jan. 1 launch date for MajestaCare, a new managed care Medicaid program, offered by Carilion Clinic and administered by Aetna.

Carilion announced last March that it was collaborating with Aetna to offer a variety of benefits programs, including commercial products, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid.

The plan will lease space from Carilion Clinic at 213 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, beginning in mid-November. Initially, the plan will employ 25 employees with planned growth to 50 in the coming year.

MajestaCare will work with providers to assure its Medicaid members have access to quality health care throughout western Virginia. MajestaCare’s members will benefit both from Carilion Clinic’s understanding of the unique needs of the people of western Virginia and Aetna’s Medicaid managed care experience.

“We are looking forward to putting our shared vision to work for Virginians,” said Robert Tremain, market head for Aetna Medicaid in Virginia. “Aetna’s Medicaid segment helped to develop the nation’s first managed Medicaid care plan 25 years ago, and Carilion has been serving southwest Virginia for more than 100 years. We are both dedicated to the same mission—providing quality health care for Virginia’s Medicaid members. We are also very excited about being part of a growing and vibrant downtown Roanoke, the center for banking insurance and healthcare in the region.”

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 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 and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.

About Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit health care organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia through hospitals, outpatient specialty centers and advance primary care practices. Led by multi-specialty physician teams with a shared philosophy that puts the patient first, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research. For more information, visit www.carilionclinic.org/about.



CONTACT:

Carilion Clinic
Eric Earnhart, 540-224-4966
or
Aetna
Walt Cherniak, 410-401-9490

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