Aetna Wins Contract for Pennsylvania Medicaid
March 08, 2010 08:39 AM Eastern Time
PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The State of Pennsylvania notified Aetna (NYSE: AET) that it
has awarded a Medicaid managed care contract to Aetna Better Health,SM Aetna’s Medicaid business.
Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania will administer Medicaid benefits for the state of Pennsylvania. Aetna Better
Health will begin providing services in Pennsylvania on April 1.
The program will offer health care coverage to Medicaid Medical Assistance (MA) members in the five-county
Southeast Zone, including Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties. The program also is
offered in the ten-county Lehigh-Capital Zone, including Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon,
Dauphin, Perry, Cumberland, York and Adams counties.
“We are excited to partner with the state of Pennsylvania in providing health care solutions for the state’s most
vulnerable populations,” said Deborah Nichols, chief executive officer of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania.
Tom Kelly, head of Aetna’s Medicaid business unit, added, “We are confident that we can deliver on the promise of
managed care – improved health status, better access to care and more emphasis on prevention and education. We
are known nationally for our ability to establish a durable partnership with health care providers and community
leaders that is focused on quality service for our members.”
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 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