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Aetna Announces Additional Hurricane Florence Resources

By The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering additional assistance to members in Maryland, Georgia and Washington, D.C. ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall. Earlier this week, Aetna modified its policies for members in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Aetna members in NC, SC, VA, MD, GA and Washington, D.C. can refill their prescriptions early, if needed. Members who use Aetna’s mail-order pharmacy can either get a prescription at an alternate delivery location or refill a prescription that may have been lost, damaged or destroyed.

Aetna professionals who have experience dealing with traumatic events are also available to help. The company has opened its Resources for Living services to those affected by Hurricane Florence, regardless of whether they are Aetna members or not. Individuals can call 1-833-327-AETNA (1-833-327-2386) for assistance with finding available shelters, accessing government resources and seeking referrals or help to cope with the emotional impact of Hurricane Florence.

The Aetna Foundation, today, announced it will make a $100,000 contribution to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. The Disaster Relief Fund provides statewide disaster relief services including the repair and redevelopment of residences damaged by significant storms such as Hurricane Florence.

Through the company’s Disaster Response matching gift program, the Aetna Foundation will also match employees’ disaster relief donations dollar-for-dollar (up to $5,000 per donor per year) to any U.S.-based nonprofit providing hurricane-related disaster relief.

The company will monitor the impact Hurricane Florence has on its network doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, and make further modifications to its policies as necessary to ensure members have access to care. Aetna has and will continue to adjust its policies to comply with any local, state or federal disaster executive orders or regulations issued related to these catastrophic events.

In addition, to aid members during this difficult time, Teladoc is offering access to general medical care at no charge for residents of the evacuation zones. To receive care, individuals should call the designated hotline, (855) 756-8708, or visit teladoc.com/Florence for more information.

Aetna members and health care providers affected by the hurricane who need care or other assistance can reach the company at the following toll-free numbers:

*  Members can find replacement ID cards and access to a Personal Health Record on Aetna’s secure member site Aetna Navigator™. Log in on Aetna’s home  page.

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 www.aetna.com and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews

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CONTACT: Aetna Media Contact:

Shelly Bendit, 212-457-0635

BenditS@aetna.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CONNECTICUT GEORGIA MARYLAND NORTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA VIRGINIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE GENERAL HEALTH MANAGED CARE

SOURCE: Aetna

Copyright Business Wire 2018.

PUB: 09/13/2018 04:58 PM/DISC: 09/13/2018 04:58 PM

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