Philip: My name is Philip Hodge. I worked for General Motors for forty six years. I’m thankful for the job that I had, that I was able to provide for my family, take care of them, send them to school and do all the other nice things that people want to do for their family.
Catherine: So I was telling my husband, I said, you know I think we’re going to go with Aetna because I liked it. So I wasn’t sure if all my doctors were in there, but I made a choice that if all my husband’s doctors were in there – because you know he had this diabetes – I’ll just go here. If I have to, I will change doctors. But when I got there, all the doctors – every one of the doctors – was on there. Every one.
Philip: And then we had an Aetna meeting. The Aetna representatives – they went pretty much from A to Z and we made the final decision that was it.
Catherine: So we just went right to Aetna.
Catherine: Being 60 and 70 now is not like being 60 and 70 back during my mother’s time. Being healthy, like you know I can go in my garden and work. I can take care of myself and I can help with my grandchildren. I can take care of my husband. We go on cruises.
Philip: We do have relatives in Florida but we also like Florida. We had considered moving but she didn’t want to leave the children. The grandchildren.
Catherine: I’m not gonna leave.
Philip: But the idea of coverage is great. Because one time when we were there we were in the bed sleeping in the middle of the night and something bit me and I had to go to the hospital.
When you’re sick away from home, something happens. You know, you don’t have your family doctor or your local hospital and you’re in a strange place and so that’s comforting to know that at least you have insurance to go to someplace, you know, where you can get help.
I have diabetes. Through the Aetna program, they supply all my medical supplies such as my blood meter, my test strips that I use for the meter, my lancets. All this is free of charge for me. Which makes a big difference.
Catherine: So I want to tell anybody that wants to go Aetna. We’re here and we’re glad that we’re here.