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Aetna Medicare HMO Plans in Connecticut Awarded High-Quality Rating

November 12, 2018 | Medicare

Aetna Medicare HMO contract awarded 4.5 stars (out of 5) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Aetna's (NYSE: AET) Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) HMO plan serving the state of Connecticut (CT) has been awarded 4.5 stars (out of 5) by CMS for the 2019 Star Ratings.

CMS' Medicare Star Ratings rank the performance and quality of Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans to help beneficiaries and their families compare plans.

"Our strong Star Ratings demonstrate our commitment to providing quality care and value for Medicare beneficiaries across Connecticut," said Mark Santos, market president of Aetna's CT business. "We are focused on taking the complexity out of health care by working closely with health care providers to enhance care coordination and patient satisfaction, and through the creation of simple, easy-to-use products and benefits."

Medicare Advantage plans are rated on how well they perform in five different categories: staying healthy, managing chronic (long-term) conditions, member experience with the health plan, member complaints, and health plan customer service. Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans are also rated on how well they perform in four additional categories: drug plan customer service, member complaints, member experience with drug plan and drug safety. Aetna Medicare offers this highly rated HMO plan statewide.

Aetna also announced today an agreement adding Day Kimball Healthcare in Putnam, CT to Aetna's Medicare Advantage network in CT. This is effective immediately. Day Kimball is already part of Aetna's commercial network in the state. All non-pediatric, acute care hospitals in the state are now in network for Medicare members in CT.

The star ratings are posted at For more information about Aetna's 2019 Medicare offerings, visit Or call us at 1-855-335-1407 (TTY: 711), 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15 through December 7, 2018.

NOTE: Information in this release is based on 2019 star ratings data published by CMS on October 10, 2018.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 38.8 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental and behavioral health plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna's customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see

Aetna Medicare is a PDP, HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. Other physicians/providers are available in our network. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Participating physicians, hospitals and other health care providers are independent contractors and are neither agents nor employees of Aetna. The availability of any particular provider cannot be guaranteed, and provider network composition is subject to change. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area.

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