AtlantiCare Joins Aetna Network

  AtlantiCare Joins Aetna Network

   -- AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Joins Aetna’s Southern New Jersey
                    Network for Members in All Products --

Business Wire

HARTFORD, Conn. & EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- January 14, 2013

Aetna (NYSE: AET) and AtlantiCare today announced that the hospital system and
other AtlantiCare-related services will join Aetna’s southern New Jersey
network.

“Aetna values its large membership in southern New Jersey. We are delighted to
offer our members in-network rates at AtlantiCare’s medical centers and other
AtlantiCare-related services provided outside of the medical centers,” said
Michael S. Costa, Aetna’s New Jersey Network head. “This is an important first
step toward a strong relationship between Aetna and AtlantiCare, characterized
by innovation, quality care, and affordability for our members.”

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has two hospital locations -- Atlantic
City and Pomona, NJ. Both will now participate in the Aetna network. This
means that Aetna members can access care at these facilities at their
preferred, in-network benefit levels. Aetna also plans to expand its network
of primary care physicians and specialists as a result of this new agreement
during the first quarter of 2013.

”We have enhanced our ability to bring affordable, accessible quality
healthcare to members of our community who are insured by Aetna. We are
excited to offer all of our quality services to the people we serve in the
greater regional service area through the Aetna network,” said Lori Herndon,
senior vice president, AtlantiCare.

Aetna provides health benefits to 370,000 people in southern New Jersey
through a broad array of commercial and Medicare plans. In southern New
Jersey, Aetna members have access to a contracted network of 22 hospitals and
more than 5,700 primary care and specialist physicians.

About AtlantiCare

AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people
achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center,
AtlantiCare Solutions, the AtlantiCare Foundation, the AtlantiCare Physician
Group and AtlantiCare Regional Health Services. Its more than 5,461 employees
and 600 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm
Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s
Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in
the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004
and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008.

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 www.aetna.com.

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Contact:

Aetna
Susan Millerick, 860-673-0683
MillerickS@aetna.com
or
AtlantiCare
Rene Bunting, 609-272-6315
Rene.Bunting@atlanticare.org
 
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