StarLine Group Provides Organ Transplant Options Through New Agreement with Aetna's Cofinity

FALMOUTH, Mass. & HARTFORD, Conn., June 24, 2008 — StarLine Group and Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today an agreement that will provide StarLine's customers with access to qualified organ transplant facilities.  The CofinitySM Institutes of ExcellenceTM (IOE) transplant program provides access to accredited facilities and clinical oversight to ease the transplant process and provide cost savings through utilization of Cofinity's IOE network. Cofinity is a division of Aetna that provides health-related services and products to insurance companies, third-party administrators, health plans and other customers.

"This arrangement will immediately benefit our Managed Care clients and their members as well as our self-funded clients through the StarLine Advantage Program," said Kelly Munger, StarLine's Senior Vice President, Managed Care. "By providing access to accredited transplant facilities, we can support quality health outcomes while helping manage costs for our clients and carriers."

"We are pleased to offer the Cofinity Institutes of Excellence transplant program to StarLine Group and its clients," said Dan Fishbein, M.D., President of Cofinity.  "The IOE program provides much needed support for those individuals going through the transplant process, improving access and affordability."

Facilities included in the IOE network must meet rigorous guidelines, including external accreditation and organ-specific quality review standards for volumes and outcomes. The program also provides clinical support from dedicated transplant nurses, consultation from a full-time medical director, and a centralized customer service unit to support the service needs of members and providers.

About StarLine Group
StarLine Group is a full service Accident & Health underwriting manager and Lloyd's of London Correspondent. As an A&H underwriting manager, StarLine underwrites, binds, issues contracts, and adjudicates claims for several "A" rated U.S. insurance companies and certain underwriters at Lloyd's. StarLine's broad product suite includes Medical Stop Loss and Provider Excess insurance, HMO and Medical Excess reinsurance, and unique Accident, Disability and Contingency insurance solutions. The innovative StarLine Advantage claims management program provides clients with a safety net for high cost, out-of-network and specialty claims. For more information about StarLine, please contact Liz Midtlien, Sr. Vice President, Sales at or visit

About Cofinity
Cofinity offers access to provider networks, medical management services and other health care programs to customers outside Aetna's core distribution channels.  Cofinity is the new brand name for many businesses that have been created, acquired or expanded over the past three years by Aetna, such as HMS Healthcare, PPOM, Sloans Lake, Flora Health Networks and Aetna Health Plan Services.  In addition to dental network access, products being offered through the Cofinity brand include PPO provider networks in six states, a national transplant network, stop loss insurance coverage, credentialing, medical management programs, out-of-network claims management, and fraud and abuse detection services.  Cofinity currently serves 2.5 million members at 200 health plans and insurance companies via these products.

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 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, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates.

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