Aetna has introduced a new programme to offer individual health insurance plans to Costco members in California, US.

Aimed to meet Costco member’s needs, the Costco Personal Health Insurance program involves five plans such as broad major medical benefits; dental options; an extensive network of doctors and hospitals; and a variety of helpful services, tools and information.

Costco Insurance Services director John Conlon said, "There are a variety of plan types to choose from, each offering the right combination of quality, value, and special members-only benefits."

Members can enjoy benefits like low copays on prescriptions at Costco pharmacies, special features and lower monthly premiums on negotiations.

The new plan is also available to Costco members in Arizona; Connecticut; Georgia; Illinois; Michigan; Nevada; Pennsylvania; Texas; and Virginia, in addition to California.

The company is also planning to expand the new program to other markets in the near future.