"The introduction of the HealthFund HRA to Small Group customers further differentiates Aetna in the market and solidifies our position as a leader in consumer directed healthcare," said Mary Claire Bonner, Head of Aetna Small and Middle Market. "By combining our consumer directed products with industry leading member tools such as price transparency and on-line personal health records, we are improving member engagement and providing small business owners with more options to help control health care costs."
As of January 1, 2008 Aetna’s Small Group customers have three HRA plan design options:
"The combination of Aetna’s consumer-directed products with Flex’s administrative services makes the HealthFund HRA a small group market leader," said Allen Wishner, CEO of Flexible Benefit Service Corporation. "Small business owners now have an increased opportunity to better control health insurance funds, while allowing employees to be further engaged in the healthcare transaction. These features truly encapsulate the HRA concept."
Aetna’s new suite of HealthFund® HRA plan options for Small Group customers allows those customers to choose from four different reimbursement options. The HRA can cover eligible expenses which include all section 213(d) expenses, expenses applied only to the deductible, all "health care" expenses (copays, coinsurance and deductible), or other limited "health care" related expenses such as dental, vision, and preventive care.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.4 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, government-sponsored plans and expatriates. www.aetna.com
About Flexible Benefit Service Corporation (Flex)
Flex is a Third Party Administrator and General Agency, which is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. We are a leader in leveraging tax-advantaged, account-based healthcare plans to create long-term savings for the American worker. Flex offers a deep understanding of the market and a commitment to finding solutions for rising healthcare costs and promoting plans that offer premium relief. Through cutting-edge technology, strong industry relationships and superior customer service, Flex is at the forefront of the latest trends and key options in healthcare. www.flexiblebenefit.com