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Reinventing healthcare: the Aetna Connected Plan with CVS HealthTM is helping deliver cost-effective, accessible and easy healthcare

The Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health™ (NYSE: CVS) is a first-of-its-kind plan offering that will deliver the unique CVS Health® (NYSE: CVS) and Aetna capabilities in the Chicago market to help members access care when and where they need it – and at a more affordable price than a traditional plan.

The plan pairs the Savings Plus Network of Northern Illinois with access to expanded services at CVS Health retail and pharmacy. Members enjoy peace of mind with quality in-network providers and convenient access to pharmacy and retail services in their neighborhood, including, 39 CVS® HealthHUB™ locations, more than 1,000 CVS Pharmacy® locations (many of which contain a MinuteClinic®) and other in-network locations in the Chicagoland area. The service area includes Boone, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, and Winnebago counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.

Along with a convenient and connected member experience, the plan offers mid-sized businesses targeted double-digit savings by pairing the Aetna Connected Plan with the Savings Plus Network of Northern Illinois relative to our Aetna’s broad network plans.

Quoting is available now for Middle Market (101-300 employees) with November 1, 2021 and later effective dates.

“The blend of CVS Health and Aetna delivers a new health care model that is more connected, convenient and affordable for employers and members,” said Todd Lazar, Great Lakes Market President, Aetna. “The Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health is helping us deliver on that promise. It brings together our medical, pharmacy and retail capabilities, allowing members to get the care they need, where and when they need it.”

To illustrate better coordinated care with the Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health:

  • Access to Pharmacist Panel – personalized counseling for high-risk members so pharmacists can introduce them to resources and options for care.
  • A member can book an appointment at a MinuteClinic® for both their acute care needs and diagnosis and management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes.
  • At CVS HealthHUBM locations, a Care Concierge – who assists customers by helping them navigate health care services and products – can also connect the member to a MinuteClinic or other network provider, who can consult with the member’s primary care physician and prescribe medication, as needed, that can be picked up in the store.
    • Information from the MinuteClinic visit can then be sent to the member’s primary care provider with the member’s consent.
  • The member’s prescription can have 90-day refills and they can set their preferences to have their medicine delivered directly to their door for free.
  • The plans provide greater choice for members. In addition to CVS Pharmacy, the Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health includes the option to choose other retail pharmacies.

“It’s all about using our expanded capabilities to create more value for members and employers, through more personalized engagement, greater access to care and reduced health plan costs, while delivering a better, more supportive experience overall,” said Jim Boyman, Vice President, North Central Territory, and Heartland Market President, Aetna.

Additional CVS Health services include:

  • $0 copay at in-network walk-in clinics, including MinuteClinic*
    20% off select CVS Health-branded health and wellness products
    Access to Aetna Managed Pharmacy Network, Aetna Specialty Pharmacy Network, Coram® home infusion services

*Deductible must be met first on HSA-qualified plans

Aetna®, CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (which owns CVS® HealthHUB™ locations) and MinuteClinic, LLC (which either operates or provides certain management support services to MinuteClinic®-branded walk-in clinics) are part of the CVS Health® family of companies. The CVS Health group of companies provide certain products and services to health plans offered, underwritten and/or administered by Aetna.

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