U.S. health insurer
) has renewed its contract with WellStar Health System of Marietta.
The multi-year contract would enable Aetna's commercial plan
members in the greater Atlanta area to continue to enjoy covered
services, at in-network rates, from WellStar's hospitals and
WellStar is believed to possess one of the leading integrated
health systems, which enables its hospitals and doctors to provide
high-quality care at affordable rates.
Aetna and WellStar have enjoyed a valuable and beneficial
relationship historically. Thus, WellStar is regarded as one of the
important parts of the company's Atlanta-area network.
Aetna serves more than 500,000 members in Georgia. Those members
can enjoy access to a contracted network of 192 hospitals and more
than 16,000 primary care and specialist physicians in the
In a separate development, Aetna announced that it will offer
college students a Tuition Refund Insurance for School Year
2012-2013. Over the last few years, college tuition in the U.S. has
increased and reached to a mammoth level. The fees have reached to
such an incremental point, that many American families go into
'debt' in order to pay for the education of their child.
Aetna's offering, Student Protection Plan, is being provided by
GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC (NGI).
The policy will help students reclaim their tuition expenses in
case they fail to attend any semester due to medical problems. The
policy refunds 100% of paid tuition, room and board, and other
school related expenses up to the limits of the policy.
In addition to reimbursing college tuition fees, the policy
provides extra features such as online reputation monitoring,
identity theft protection and resolution, computer repair and virus
detection, and extended warranty.
Earlier during the week, Aetna announced that it will start
offering Aetna Vision Preferred plan, a student health insurance
product, from the upcoming school year. This plan will be offered
in 20 U.S. states, along with other plans.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.
) also provide student insurance products, among others.
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