Aetna Acquires Coventry Health Care, Inc.

Aetna acquired Coventry Health Care, Inc. on May 7, 2013. As a combined company, we are now the third largest health care benefits company in America based on membership. We now serve an estimated 22 million medical members in the U.S. and around the world. We’re well-positioned – competitively, strategically and financially – to meet their evolving needs. We’ll do this through a wide range of benefit programs and high quality products and services that will deliver value and affordability.

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The Coventry transaction enhances our core insurance business and increases our presence in the fast-growing government sector. Relationships with local providers will expand as well.

Coventry constituents will also benefit from joining us. We have more than 160 years of experience, a strong financial position and a well-recognized brand. We also share a common commitment to empowering people to live healthy lives. Together, we will build on the strengths of both organizations.

We have started to fully integrate our companies. Throughout this process, we will focus on maintaining continuity of service. We’ll create an even stronger company, poised to lead the U.S. health care transformation.

Over the coming months, we will update this page with new information as developments occur.

As individual members of the Aetna family of companies, you will benefit from our Coventry acquisition. At Aetna, we keep the people who use and rely on our services at the center of everything we do. Together with Coventry, we will build upon each other’s strengths to deliver higher quality, more affordable health plans and services. These plans and services will benefit a wider group of members across the U.S. and overseas. Coventry’s distinct capabilities and local market presence will help us to expand our provider network. Coventry will also help us offer simpler plans at more competitive prices. Both Aetna and Coventry share the same commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members. Together, we are in a better position to deliver on that goal.

As we work to bring our companies together, we will continue to provide the high-quality service you have come to expect. For the time being, you won’t see any major changes. We will continue to provide current Aetna and Coventry products and services. As we move through the integration process, our products and services will continue to evolve. We will keep you informed of any changes that impact you.

Together, Aetna and Coventry are building a stronger company. We’ll further improve the quality and affordability of the services we provide. We both share the same deep commitment to our customers. With the addition of Coventry’s reach and resources, our combined company can deliver increased value and a wider range of integrated benefits solutions. This will have a positive impact on employers, health plans, government agencies and other organizations. And, as always, we will continue to deliver top-notch service.

For the time being, we will continue to provide current Aetna and Coventry products and services as you know them, without any changes. As we move through the staged integration, our products and services will continue to evolve. We will keep you updated regarding any changes that may impact you. While a large task, we are confident that the integration will proceed smoothly.

Aetna’s acquisition of Coventry Health Care, Inc. is complete
We’re pleased to announce that our acquisition of Coventry Health Care, Inc. is now complete. As a combined company, we are ready to meet the needs of you and your patients. Aetna and Coventry share a commitment to creating mutually beneficial relationships with providers. And, we share your goal of arranging for the delivery of the highest quality care to our members.

Keep working with us as you have been
You don’t have to take any action now. Keep working with Aetna and Coventry and servicing all of our members as you always have. We’ll keep you updated as this new relationship progresses and let you know about future changes.

We look forward to working with our colleagues from Coventry and building strong relationships. This will benefit you, our members and the other stakeholders of our combined company.

For information on how this relates to Aetna’s Medicaid health plans, visit

The addition of Coventry opens up many opportunities for our producer and broker community. It expands our offerings to meet the evolving needs of the people we serve. Coventry is a diversified managed health care company.  It offers a full portfolio of risk and fee-based products, including:

  • Group and individual health insurance
  • Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D programs
  • Medicaid managed care plans
  • Coverage for specialty services such as workers’ compensation and network rental services

Together, we will build upon each other’s strengths to provide high quality products and services that deliver value and affordability to our customers.

For the time being, we will continue to offer both companies’ products and services as we begin to move through a staged integration process. For now, there will be no changes to our current service agreements. We will keep you updated on any changes that may affect you in the future. This is a large task. However, we’re confident that the integration of our companies will run smoothly for our producers and brokers.