News & Updates
|Aetna Small Group has announced their January 1, 2011 rate increases as well as an HSA Open Window, a revised RAF Guarantee Program and more. Read on for the details.|
Advantage Value Network (AVN) Plans:
Managed Choice (MC) Plans:
Plan Specific Changes:
Rating Area Changes:
San Francisco will move from Rating Area 8 to Rating Area 7
HSA OPEN ENROLLMENT
Your clients may choose to offer employees currently enrolled in an Aetna Small Group plan, the option to enroll in an HSA-compatible plan for a January or February 2011 effective date. Change requests may be submitted as early as December 1 through January 31, 2011.
Requesting an Effective Date:
Applications received between January 1-January 31, 2011 will receive a February effective date.
Submitting the Change Request:
RAF PROMOTION EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011
Aetna has revised their RAF promotion guidelines for effective dates January 1, 2011 - June 15, 2011.
HEALTHFUND HRA - SETUP FEES WAIVED JANUARY 2011
For January 2011 new business, employer set up fees for HRA administration will be waived. This saves employers:
Key Benefits of Aetna HealthFund HRA:
Aetna's contract with Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula will terminate on December 31, 2010 from the Northern California Aetna network. Click here for the broker communication with details of the termination.
Mills Peninsula Medical Group was recently purchased by Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), a Sutter affiliate. Sutter notified Aetna which physicians will no longer be covered by the HMO arrangement. There are a large number of physicians that Sutter indicated were not going to be part of PAMF. Aetna has sent notices to members assigned/treated by those physicians indicating their physician is no longer part of the Aetna HMO network and would be reassigned to a participating physician. At this time, ALL physicians that were part of Mills Peninsula Medical Group for HMO will be part of PAMF. Members displaced from the Mills Peninsula providers will be moved back to their PCP.
The previously announced termination of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA has been rescinded. There has been no interruption to member access since agreement was reached prior to the provider's termination date.
Negotiations completed for Community Medical Centers which includes Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital located in Fresno, CA. There was no access disruption for Aetna members.
Fresno Surgical Hospital located in Fresno, CA will terminate from Aetna's Central Valley network effective December 1, 2010. There will be no physician impact as a result of this termination. Alternative hospitals include: St. Agnes Medical Center, Fresno Heart Hospital, Community Medical Centers.
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