Aetna announces biggest Medicare Advantage expansion in its history

Oct. 22, 2018

Aetna announced its 2019 Medicare plans, featuring expanded plan options with low or $0 monthly plan premiums in many areas, enhanced benefits, and a more personalized member experience.

For 2019, Aetna is offering Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plans in 45 states plus Washington, D.C. Aetna added 358 new counties and 6 new states—ID, MN, NH, NM, OR, and RI. In MN, Aetna and Allina Health will be launching a joint venture Medicare Advantage plan in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. In total, Aetna will offer MAPD plans in 1,416 counties in 2019.

This represents the biggest expansion of Medicare Advantage in Aetna’s history, providing about 7.4 million more Medicare beneficiaries (46 million in total) access to an Aetna plan.

Business Wire has the full release

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