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National Hispanic Medical Association Launches Virtual Briefing Series on COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 8:09pm

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AllofUs Research - National Institutes of Health, Amgen, Aetna Foundation CVS Health, Compassion and Choices, and Pfizer Inc to support our Monthly Virtual Briefing Series on COVID-19 to share strategies on reducing health disparities in our Latino and other vulnerable communities across the U.S.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AllofUs Research - National Institutes of Health, Amgen, Aetna Foundation CVS Health, Compassion and Choices, and Pfizer Inc to support our Monthly Virtual Briefing Series on COVID-19 to share strategies on reducing health disparities in our Latino and other vulnerable communities across the U.S.
  • As the country starts to reopen, we must stay vigilant and be aware of how to work with the most hard-hit communities.
  • NHMA and its partners, through the Virtual Briefing Series on COVID-19, will share innovative ideas to help your communities.
  • Established in Washington, DC, NHMA represents over 50,000 Hispanic physicians with the mission to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved.

First-Of-Its-Kind Partnership Between Benefits Data Trust and Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania to help over 90,000 members stay enrolled in Medicaid and meet basic needs including food and housing

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:19pm

Research has demonstrated that Medicaid members who maintain their insurance and participate in public benefit programs such as SNAP have better health.

Key Points: 
  • Research has demonstrated that Medicaid members who maintain their insurance and participate in public benefit programs such as SNAP have better health.
  • Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania is a subsidiary of Aetna Medicaid Administrators LLC (Aetna Medicaid), a CVS Health Business.
  • Aetna Medicaid has particular expertise serving high-need Medicaid members, including those who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.
  • Currently, Aetna Medicaid owns and/or administers Medicaid managed health care plans under the names of Aetna Better Health and other affiliate names.

OneShare Health to Make Transition to First Health® Provider Network

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:00pm

IRVING, Texas, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 1, First Health Provider Network will officially replace PHCS Network at OneShare Health, a Christian-based Health Care Sharing Ministry located in Irving, Texas.

Key Points: 
  • IRVING, Texas, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 1, First Health Provider Network will officially replace PHCS Network at OneShare Health, a Christian-based Health Care Sharing Ministry located in Irving, Texas.
  • "From the start, First Health made a concerted effort to understand OneShare Health's specific health care funding and service model," said Lavin.
  • According to Kim Waters, OneShare Health's Executive Vice President of Provider Networks, a partnership with First Health Network will allow the company to expand the OneShare health provider list by giving OneShare Members access to a wide range of First Health network providers across all 50 states.
  • About First Health Provider Network: First Health is a brand name of First Health Group Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aetna Inc. First Health is one of the largest national group health PPO networks.

COVID-19 Crisis: Aetna Expands NIPT Coverage for Young Pregnant Women

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

While Aetna has taken an encouraging step towards safeguarding maternal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up!

Key Points: 
  • While Aetna has taken an encouraging step towards safeguarding maternal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up!
  • women under the age of 35, big players like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) still restrict coverage to include only traditional serum screening and other similar tests for young pregnant women.
  • By limiting NIPT access to women over the age of 35, these insurers in-effect put young women at high risk of false positives and false negatives.
  • 4APA, a non-profit organization, has raised awareness against the age-related discrimination amongst pregnant women that deprives access to the advanced and accurate NIPTs for young moms-to-be.

Record Growth in International Health Insurance Plans

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:00pm

BOSTON, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Citizens Insurance (internationalinsurance.com), a leading international broker, celebrated record growth of 150% YOYin 2019.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Citizens Insurance (internationalinsurance.com), a leading international broker, celebrated record growth of 150% YOYin 2019.
  • International Citizens Insurance's unique comparison engine enables foreignersand expatriates to research, quote, compare, and purchase international health and expatriate insurance from a variety of international carriers, such as GeoBlue , Cigna , Aetna , and otherrecognized leaders in expatriate health insurance benefits.
  • International Citizens Insurance, a division of International Citizens Group , provides international citizens living with access to health insurance plans to cover them anywhere in the world.
  • As a leading international insurance brokerage in the USA, their goals are to educate consumers on the variety of plans available and to help them find the best plans for their international needs.

NovuHealth Names Steve Wigginton Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

MINNEAPOLIS, May 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NovuHealth , the healthcare industrys leading consumer engagement company, announced today that Steve Wigginton has joined the company as chief executive officer.

Key Points: 
  • MINNEAPOLIS, May 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NovuHealth , the healthcare industrys leading consumer engagement company, announced today that Steve Wigginton has joined the company as chief executive officer.
  • Wigginton succeeds company co-founder Tom Wicka, who has served as CEO since the companys inception and will move to the role of executive chairman.
  • Wigginton comes to NovuHealth from Sutter Health|Aetna, a 50/50 joint venture between Aetna, a CVS Health company, and Sutter Health, a not-for-profit integrated health delivery system in northern California.
  • Prior to that, he was the chief development officer at Evolent Health.

Ivy Rehab Expands Aetna Partnership in New York State

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 3:04pm

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy (Ivy), a national leader in outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, is proud to share that it has expanded in-network coverage with Aetna.

Key Points: 
  • WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy (Ivy), a national leader in outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, is proud to share that it has expanded in-network coverage with Aetna.
  • As of May 1, Aetna members in New York have in-network benefits at all Ivy Rehab Network locations in the state.
  • "We are very excited to expand our partnership with Aetna into New York State," said Troy Bage, Ivy's COO.
  • With best-in-class care and an unparalleled patient experience at the forefront, Ivy Rehab Network therapists provide one-on-one treatment with state-of-the-art equipment.

CVS Health commits to flattening the second curve of the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Health today announced its commitment to flattening the "second curve," the less visible but escalating mental health crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Health today announced its commitment to flattening the "second curve," the less visible but escalating mental health crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mental trauma is the deadly undertow of the pandemic's first wave," said Karen S. Lynch, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, Aetna Business Unit.
  • Additionally, outpatient counseling for hospital-based employees will be providedthrough Give An Hour via a $220,000 contribution from CVS Health.
  • CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company in the world.

Vakrangee Limited (VL) to Facilitate Registrations For 30 Days Free vHealth by Aetna's Virtual Doctor Consultation Service Across 10,000 Vakrangee Kendras

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:37am

-People visiting Vakrangee Kendras in remote rural villages and towns for essential services will be supported to register for free 30 days vHealth service, thereby benefitting the unserved and underserved population in rural India

Key Points: 
  • -People visiting Vakrangee Kendras in remote rural villages and towns for essential services will be supported to register for free 30 days vHealth service, thereby benefitting the unserved and underserved population in rural India
    MUMBAI, India, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vakrangee Limited (VL) to facilitate registrations for vHealth by Aetna's 30 days free virtual doctor consultation service.
  • This initiative will focus on providing free medical guidance to people visiting Vakrangee outlets for essential services.
  • Thereby, ensuring people get all essential services under one roof and minimise their visits to multiple places in the current lockdown situation.
  • The free vHealth virtual doctor consultation service will be available for 30 days from the date of registration until 3rd May, 2020.

Vakrangee Limited (VL) to Facilitate Registrations For 30 Days Free vHealth by Aetna's Virtual Doctor Consultation Service Across 10,000 Vakrangee Kendras

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:28am

MUMBAI, India, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vakrangee Limited (VL) to facilitate registrations for vHealth by Aetna's 30 days free virtual doctor consultation service.

Key Points: 
  • MUMBAI, India, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vakrangee Limited (VL) to facilitate registrations for vHealth by Aetna's 30 days free virtual doctor consultation service.
  • This initiative will focus on providing free medical guidance to people visiting Vakrangee outlets for essential services.
  • Thereby, ensuring people get all essential services under one roof and minimise their visits to multiple places in the current lockdown situation.
  • The free vHealth virtual doctor consultation service will be available for 30 days from the date of registration until 3rd May, 2020.