AARP Value Plan 5000, Insured by Aetna, Provides Lower Monthly Premium Option to AARP Members

  AARP Value Plan 5000, Insured by Aetna, Provides Lower Monthly Premium
  Option to AARP Members

Business Wire

HARTFORD, Conn. -- November 09, 2012

Building on its portfolio of AARP-branded products, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is
offering a lower cost alternative to AARP members age 50-64 who are looking
for reliable health coverage. The AARP^® Value Plan 5000, insured by Aetna,
includes coverage for preventive care, prescriptions, doctor visits,
hospitalization, and diagnostic tests. As a preferred provider organization,
or PPO, the plan offers broad access to doctors and other health care

“We are responding to the current economic environment by providing a lower
monthly premium option to AARP members who are seeking comprehensive medical
coverage,” said Ann Bryan, Vice President and head of the AARP-branded program
at Aetna. “The plan features the same standard benefits we’ve always offered
to AARP policyholders, but at coinsurance levels that balance cost and

The AARP Value Plan 5000 is open to individuals age 50-64 and their dependents
in Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. Applications
are available now for a January 1 effective date. For more information,
individuals can call1-866-844-0824 or go to

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 information, see

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than
37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in
ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse
candidates for public office or make contributions to either political
campaigns or candidates. AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice
for Americans 50+ and the world's largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin,
the go-to news source for the 50+ audience; AARP VIVA, a bilingual lifestyle
multimedia platform addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans;
and national television and radio programming including My Generation and
Inside E Street. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides
security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support
from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices
in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Learn more at

About AARP Services, Inc.

Established in 1999, AARP Services, Inc. is a wholly owned taxable subsidiary
of AARP. AARP Services, Inc. manages provider relationships and performs
quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that
carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as
benefits to more than 37 million AARP members. The provider offers currently
span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and
life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental
insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance,
life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises,
vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts;
pharmacy services; legal services; and long term care insurance. AARP
Services, Inc. also engages in new product development activities for AARP and
provides certain consulting services to outside companies.


Stephanie Ancillai, 860-273-8447
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