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Protecting workers for over 170 years

Year after year, we’re delivering access to customized care, in your community, to keep your labor fund healthy.  It’s our promise to you and your members.

Why Aetna® Labor?

Labor is the backbone of our country. Here’s how we support you.

Collaboration to contain costs

We work with third-party administrators to bring you deep discounts, clear reporting and care management.

Colleagues dedicated to labor

Over 1,300 Aetna colleagues work solely for labor, state and local government. We’re ready to meet your unique needs.

A full range of coverage options

You get one stop for coverage — from medical to dental to retiree and beyond — from one national benefits carrier.

Local care that’s personalized

Your members have the comfort of knowing local care is there when they need it, in their own communities.

Programs just for labor funds


Help from someone whose walked in their shoes


Essential workers are critical to our health and safety. But they may put their own mental health needs on hold. We created the Essential Worker Peer Support Program for the unique needs of building trades, transit and health care workers. They get a direct line to trusted peers who understand what they’re going through and can help them on their path to better health.


Features include:


24/7 confidential helpline

This line is staffed by active and retired essential workers. It offers a path toward therapy for those who fear being labeled or who might not otherwise seek help.


Confidential therapy referrals

Members get support in the moment and referrals to network clinicians who have experience working with essential workers.


Face-to-face engagement

Retired essential workers promote programs directly to members to create a connection between the program and local resources.


Mobile app and online resources

Essential workers can access content created just for them and their families — on their own time, in a safe place.


Continuing education

Other resources are available, including live and on-demand training, clinical self-assessment and self-help tools, and outreach communications.


Working together for easier administration


Our joint claims administration program supports Taft-Hartley labor clients who self-administer their medical benefits or partner with a third-party administrator. You handle the key services members expect. And we lend our managed care expertise in areas like:


  • Claims intake, pricing and editing
  • Network management and provider services
  • Provider payment and remittance
  • Care management and reporting

Plans to keep your labor fund strong


You get a menu of affordable plan designs to protect your members’ health. Choose from:


Medical insurance plans

like performance networks and network-only and option plan designs


Ancillary options

like pharmacy, vision, dental, and behavioral health, for a total approach to wellness


Voluntary coverage

to help pay for unexpected accident, illness and hospital expenses that medical doesn’t cover


Retiree solutions

like Aetna Medicare Advantage plans, supplemental retiree plans and pre-65 health plans



We also offer these health expense funds:


Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA)*

You set the amount that your members can use to pay for covered health care costs.


Health savings account (HSA)*

You — and/or your members — make tax-advantaged contributions to help them save for future expenses.


Flexible spending account (FSA)

Members can put part of their pre-taxed salary into this account to get reimbursed for eligible expenses.



Different jobs, unique solutions

Different jobs, unique solutions

Aetna Industry Solutions for Labor Union offers personalized solutions for specific labor industries to help you contain health care costs, improve productivity and reduce absenteeism. Industries include:


  • Building trades, for carpenters, electricians, pipefitters and masons
  • Shipping and transportation, for long-haul truck drivers, cement truck operators and material handlers
  • First responders, for fire fighters, law enforcement and emergency medical technicians

To learn about custom benefits for other industries, contact your Aetna rep.


*FOR HRA DETAILS: HRAs are not available to HMO members in Illinois and small group members in Florida.

*FOR HSA DETAILS: HSAs are not available to HMO members in California and Illinois.

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.


Get in touch with us to learn more or explore custom solutions for your industry.

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