Aetna to Offer Individual Products to the National Association for the Self Employed

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that it would begin offering Aetna Advantage Plans for Individuals and Families to the more than 200,000 members of the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE). The Aetna plans would be made available to NASE members through NaseCare, an organization that is committed to providing high quality and affordable healthcare options to individuals, families, self-employed, and small business owners.

“We are excited to work with organizations such as NASE and NaseCare, who provide important benefits to the self-employed,” said Barb DeMaio, head of Aetna’s Individual business. “Our agreement will allow us to provide hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and their families across the country access to Aetna’s plans and industry-leading consumer tools.”

“NaseCare offers NASE members access to top tier health, life, and dental insurance products,” said Chuck Taggart, President of NaseCare. “We are pleased to add Aetna’s individual plans to our product portfolio and give NASE members several more high-quality health insurance options.”

Product Options

NASE members will be able to choose from a wide variety of Aetna health plan offerings*, including PPO-style plans and consumer-directed health plans compatible with health savings accounts. The Aetna plans provide varying levels of cost and coverage, allowing NASE members to choose the option that best meets their unique needs.

NASE members can find more information on the plan options and other resources available to Aetna members through the co-branded website developed by Aetna and NaseCare.

Aside from the different plan choices, Aetna will also offer a number of value-added options such as a Member Assistance Program (MAP) and Concierge Services, which can both help individuals better manage work and life issues. These types of services are typically only offered to Aetna's larger customers.

In addition, NASE members will receive a 20 percent discount on Vital Savings by Aetna® discount cards for Dental services.

About the National Association for the Self Employed

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's Web site at www.NASE.org.

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.

*Product offerings for Aetna Advantage Plans for Individuals and Families vary by state.



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Aetna
Ethan Slavin, 860-273-6095
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