Aetna Wins Contract for Pennsylvania Medicaid Program


The State of Pennsylvania notified Aetna  that it has awarded a Medicaid managed care contract to Aetna Better Health,SM Aetna’s Medicaid business.

Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania will administer Medicaid benefits for the state of Pennsylvania.  Aetna Better Health will begin providing services in Pennsylvania on April 1.

The program will offer health care coverage to Medicaid Medical Assistance (MA) members in the five-county Southeast Zone, including Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties.  The program also is offered in the ten-county Lehigh-Capital Zone, including Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Perry, Cumberland, York and Adams counties.

“We are excited to partner with the state of Pennsylvania in providing health care solutions for the state’s most vulnerable populations,” said Deborah Nichols, chief executive officer of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania.

Tom Kelly, head of Aetna’s Medicaid business unit, added, “We are confident that we can deliver on the promise of managed care – improved health status, better access to care and more emphasis on prevention and education.  We are known nationally for our ability to establish a durable partnership with health care providers and community leaders that is focused on quality service for our members.”

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.1 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see .

About Aetna Better Health

Aetna Better HealthSM is the name used for Aetna Medicaid plans in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Texas.  Aetna owns Medicaid plans and administers Medicaid services for more than one million people in seven states.  In addition, it provides care management services to hundreds of thousands of high-cost, high-need Medicaid members in four states.  For further information, go to .