Aetna’s WorldTravelerSM Boosts Benefits for Global Business Travelers

  Aetna’s WorldTravelerSM Boosts Benefits for Global Business Travelers

 -- Short-term international health coverage bridges gap between domestic and
                       expatriate health care plans --

Business Wire

HARTFORD, Conn. -- April 03, 2013

Companies seeking international health coverage for their employees traveling
abroad on short-term assignments can enjoy greater peace of mind with Aetna’s
(NYSE: AET) newly enhanced WorldTraveler^SM global health insurance plans.

Effective immediately for all new and existing WorldTraveler^SM plans, Aetna
has eliminated its annual maximum payout for prescription drugs. Aetna also
has lifted its annual medical maximum payout for employees covered by its
Premier Plus plans. For all plans with a dependent care option, employees’
dependents are now covered through age 26, up from age 18. Additionally, as of
April 1, Aetna has lowered employers’ minimum annual premium to $1,000 on new
and renewed plans.

Available for companies in many parts of the world, WorldTraveler^SM is
stand-alone, short-term international health coverage for employees who travel
overseas extensively – up to six months consecutively and nine months annually
– but are not candidates for expatriate health coverage. WorldTraveler^SM
offers benefits rarely available with domestic health care plans or accident
policies. Standard benefits include direct billing to Aetna by its global
network of more than 70,000 hospitals, clinics and doctors outside the United
States, 24/7 customer service, on-call nurses, and medical evacuation and
repatriation services.

“We know that dealing with health-related issues can be stressful, especially
when people are far from home,” said Eugene Marks, Aetna International’s
general manager of the Americas Region. “That’s why we have enriched
WorldTraveler^SM. We want our customers to know they can count on us wherever
in the world they might be.”

For employers, WorldTraveler^SM offers an affordable way to provide
international coverage for employees traveling on business. Premiums are based
on a per diem cost and the number of projected travel days. Plan
administration is easy too. All employees are automatically covered; no
individual enrollment is required.

WorldTraveler^SM requires no deductible. The plans cover pre-existing
conditions and dental injuries. Options include dependent coverage, business
travel accident insurance and health care benefits during leisure travel in
conjunction with business travel.

About Aetna International

Aetna International is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier
global community by delivering comprehensive health benefits and health
management solutions worldwide. Aetna International's expatriate business is
one of the industry's largest and most prominent international health benefits
providers, supporting more than 500,000 members worldwide. The organization’s
expatriate offerings include medical, dental, vision, life, disability and
emergency assistance. Aetna International’s health management business
collaborates with health care systems, government entities and plan sponsors
around the world to design and build locally applied health management
solutions to improve health, quality and cost outcomes. For more information,
see www.aetnainternational.com.

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. Aetna’s 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.

Contact:

Aetna
United States
Marnie Goodman, +1 860-273-2314
Goodmanm2@aetna.com
 
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