The contract becomes effective on October 1, 2009

Aetna has been awarded a contract to provide health care benefits to Arizona’s state employees. The contract becomes effective on October 1, 2009.

Aetna is offering state employees three benefit options, an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO), a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and a Health Savings Account (HSA). Aetna will be one of four carriers offering medical benefits to the state’s employees.

Joanne Mizell, market head for National Accounts in Arizona, Aetna said: “We are committed to providing high quality benefits to the approximately 140,000 eligible members for the State of Arizona. We look forward to the opportunity to provide excellent health care benefits, superior service and a broad range of tools that can maintain and improve the health and well being of the State’s employees and their families.”