Aetna Offers Affordable Benefits Package for FBP Association Members

Fri Feb 8, 2013 1:31pm EST

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BLUE BELL, Pa.--(Business Wire)--
Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a new product offering designed for the more
than 14,000 members of the Flexible Benefits Plans (FBP) Employers Association.
Under the affinity program, Aetna`s individual, small group and Aetna Voluntary
Hospital plans are now available to Association members. Flexible Benefits
Plans, Inc. (FBP) is a third-party benefits administrator and brokerage firm,
handling employee benefits for a number of business associations and group
clients throughout Pennsylvania. 

"Aetna is always working to provide affordable health benefits solutions for
employers of all sizes," said Patrick Young, president of Aetna`s Pennsylvania
and Delaware operations. "We`re very happy the FBP Association has chosen our
program for its members." 

Beyond the standard offerings in Aetna individual plans, association members
will receive several value-added services, including a member assistance
program; concierge service; and a 20 percent discount on retail Vital SavingsĀ®
cards. Vital SavingsĀ® by Aetna is a group of discount programs that help members
save on a variety of dental and health-related products and services. 

The Aetna Voluntary Hospital Plan (AVHP) will be offered to all association
members, whether they choose an individual or small group plan. The plan can be
offered as a fully employee-paid 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. 

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 Flexible Benefits Plans

Flexible Benefits Plans, Inc. (FBP) is dedicated to helping its association /
broker partners navigate and manage their employer / employee benefits
portfolios in a competitive and ever-changing marketplace. With healthcare
reform beginning to impact the insurance market, FBP is committed to guiding
members through the complex changes taking place to make sure that they
understand their options now and in the future. FBP`s ongoing partnership with
Aetna is part of its commitment to maximize the value of members` employee
benefits portfolios and give members an advantage over the competition in this
dynamic market. Along with value-added benefits such as the Aetna Voluntary
Hospital Plan, FBP offers members a distinct advantage in both its sales support
and customer service divisions, which are dedicated to providing the highest
level of service to association members. 

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies,
serving approximately 37.3 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
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