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Grandfathered plan verification and registration

Under the new health care reform law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, health plans in existence on March 23, 2010 may be eligible for “grandfathered” status.


If you had an Aetna® group health plan on March 23, 2010, this site will:


  • Help you verify if your renewal plan may retain grandfathered status, and if so
  • Allow you to register your plan with Aetna as a grandfathered plan.


To use this site, you will need to reference your renewal package to:


  • Assess any proposed or required plan changes compared to the benefits you had in place as of March 23, 2010.
  • Utilize plan identification information to register plan grandfathering status for your renewed plan.


Additional information on grandfathering


Have questions about the grandfathered group health verification and registration, or are ready to start the process? We’re here to help. Just send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you.


Note:  Grandfathered status must be reflected in your plan documents. After completing registration, Aetna will review your information and send you an insert page for your policy and your members’ coverage certificates for qualifying renewed plans. Please distribute this insert page to your participating employees for insertion in their plan documents.


You should retain a copy of your benefit designs and documentation of your contribution levels for any grandfathered plan for future testing purposes and advise Aetna if this information changes throughout the year.

Legal notices

Aetna is the brand name used for products and services provided by one or more of the Aetna group of companies, including Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates (Aetna).

Health benefits and health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations.

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