Open season - AETNA Insurance

Monday - 10/21/2013, 6:17pm EDT

For Your Benefit

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October 21, 2013 -- This week on For Your Benefit, join our hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott as they welcome Tom Bernatavitz, president of Aetna Federal Plans.

Bernatavitz's appearance kicks off a series of weekly shows devoted to the range of health insurance plans avilable to feds during during Open Season.

Aetna's plan choices for its members include an HMO option, which comes with dental and vision coverage, and a CDHP (consumer-driven health plan) option that includes a health fund which helps pay for out-of-pocket expenses.

Preventive care is covered at 100% while using in-network doctors, as well as an HDHP (high deductible health plan) option and a value plan that rewards healthy behavior and making positive changes to one's lifestyle.

Gym memberships are available at discount costs, weight-loss programs and smoking cessation plans are covered, and health coaching resources are also available.