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Aetna Health PromiseSM Metabolic Syndrome Program

Better metabolic health for employees at risk

More than one in three U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome, according to the American Heart Association.1 People with three or more of these risk factors have metabolic syndrome:

  • High triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • A large waist size
  • Low HDL cholesterol

Metabolic syndrome increases the risks of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It's also costly to treat.

A 2011 study found that a person with high blood pressure and obesity spent about $1,000 more every year on health care, compared with a person who didn't have these risk factors. And a person who had high blood pressure, obesity, low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides spent about $1,600 more each year.2

Your employees may not know they're at risk for or have metabolic syndrome. Offering the Aetna Health Promise program can help them understand their risks and take steps to reduce them.

Over time, Aetna Health Promise can lower costs for you and your employees. At the same time, your employees are healthier, more productive and enjoy a better quality of life.

To get started, call your Aetna representative.

1American Heart Association. Why metabolic syndrome matters. May 14, 2014.

2Gregory A. Nichols, Edward J. Moler. “Metabolic Syndrome Components Are Associated with Future Medical Costs Independent of Cardiovascular Hospitalization and Incident Diabetes.” Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. 2011 April; 9(2): 127–133.

Customize your metabolic health program strategy

Aetna Health Promise fits all employers. Maybe you're just starting your wellness journey. Or you're looking to grow it. Either way, we can help you tailor this multi-year program to your needs.

The program offers four components:

  • Metabolic screening tests to identify employees at risk
  • Programs to educate employees about metabolic syndrome
  • Incentives to motivate employee participation and reward positive changes*
  • Coaching and health challenges to promote healthier behaviors

Changing behavior is ultimately up to each person. However, as an employer, you have a tremendous opportunity to help your employees see the value of adopting healthier behaviors so they can live healthier lives.

*In California, incentive-based activity awards will only be given for completed select wellness programs as determined by the plan sponsor.

Your toolkit has everything you need

Once you've purchased Aetna Health Promise, it's easy to promote the program to your employees. Just use the e-mails, videos and promotional banners you get with your toolkit. We also include a timeline, so you know when to use each type of communication. 


Find the communication materials you need to start and maintain your wellness programs.

Well-Being Toolkit

Well-Being Calendar

Health and Well-Being Topics 

Health benefits and health insurance plans are offered and/or underwritten by Aetna Health Inc., Aetna Health of California Inc., Aetna Health Insurance Company of New York, Aetna Health Insurance Company and/or Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna).  In Florida, by Aetna Health Inc. and/or Aetna Life Insurance Company.  In Maryland, by Aetna Health Inc., 151 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06156.  Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.

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