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Allina Health | Aetna Announces New Medicare Choice for Minnesotans

Plans are designed to take care of the whole member, with benefits that go beyond Original Medicare

Oct. 15, 2018

(MINNEAPOLIS) Allina Health and Aetna Insurance Company (Allina Health | Aetna) – a healthcare company focused on improving quality and affordability – has announced that its new Medicare plans are ready to take 2019 enrollment beginning October 15. By combining Allina Health and Aetna’s strengths, including a shared passion for whole-person care, the plans provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and holistic benefits.

Through a unique partnership between two industry leaders, the new company offers four preferred provider organization (PPO) Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans, with premiums as low as $0. All plans include prescription drug coverage as well as dental, eye-wear and hearing aid allowances, a monthly over-the-counter (OTC) allowance, and SilverSneakers® fitness benefits at no additional cost to you.

“We are pleased to offer a range of products to meet members’ health needs and budget,” said Britta Orr, Medicare general manager. “We’re making it as convenient as possible to access the services members need including health, prescription drugs, fitness, dental, and vision, through one plan. Additionally, with the new Allina Health | Aetna Medicare plans, members will have access to a range of hospitals and doctors, including those in Allina Health’s high-quality care network.”

Allina Health | Aetna’s plans also offer unique benefits to help members improve their well-being. This includes Medicare Part B covered chiropractic visits for subluxation of the spine as well as non-Medicare covered acupuncture and routine chiropractic visits up to 12 times per year each, along with access to the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. Members can also earn gift cards for completing healthy activities. For those who travel south, the Health Away from HomeSM program offers customized care plans and allows them to receive planned or routine care at in-network rates in select states.

Highlights of the prescription drug benefits include two plans with a $0 prescription drug deductible, a network of pharmacies offering preferred pricing and coverage for certain drugs in the Part D coverage gap.

The Allina Health | Aetna Medicare Advantage plans will serve individuals in Anoka, Brown, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Isanti, Hennepin, Nicollet, Ramsey, Scott, Washington, and Wright counties. For more information, please visit

Allina Health | Aetna Medicare is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call TFN (TTY: 711) for more information. Members who get “Extra Help” are not required to fill prescriptions at preferred network pharmacies in order to get Low Income Subsidy (LIS) copays. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Allina Health | Aetna Medicare’s pharmacy network includes limited lower cost preferred pharmacies in: rural Missouri, urban Tennessee and urban Alabama. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use. For up-to-date information about our network pharmacies, including whether there are any lower-cost preferred pharmacies in your area, members please call the number on your ID card, non-members please call 1-855-338-7027 (TTY: 711) or consult the online pharmacy directory at Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat Allina Health | Aetna Medicare members, except in emergency situations. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services. 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. Y0130_4002_14629_M Accepted 10/2018

About Allina Health | Aetna

Allina Health | Aetna is a unique partnership that combines the resources of Allina Health’s high-quality facilities and broad care network with Aetna’s national health plan expertise and commitment to innovative benefits, products and services. Bringing together their significant care management and data analytics tools, Allina Health and Aetna have joined together to transform the way members experience health care. Allina Health | Aetna plans are designed to offer more personal, affordable and effective health care for people in the community.

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