The contract is effective from January 1, 2010

Aetna has been selected by the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) as the sole provider of Medicare Advantage PPO plans to retired employees in the US state of Pennsylvania.

Aetna will offer its Medicare Advantage PPO plans across the state, and also will provide a Medicare Advantage HMO offering to retired state employees in south-eastern Pennsylvania, and select sites outside the state.

Eric Cormier, head of Retiree Markets for Aetna in Pennsylvania, said: “We’re very excited to be given an opportunity to expand our participation in this program to include all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania retirees. We are committed to providing superior benefits and service, and we welcome the opportunity to support these retired public servants.”

Russ Dickhart, chief operating officer for Aetna’s Government and Labor division, said: “This new contract presents an exciting new government-business opportunity. Aetna is committed to serving the unique needs of workers and retirees in the government and public sectors. We appreciate the chance to do that for our new Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund clients.”

The contract is effective from January 1, 2010.