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My COBRA Plan Is With Aetna, Where Do I Start?

I was recently furloughed from my job and don’t expect to come back to work for at least 3 months. I’m supposed to be able to use my Aetna insurance during this time. I don’t know where to begin. Help?

To begin your Aetna COBRA continuation plan, you will need to respond to your employer’s notification letter that you wish to continue your health insurance. Your employer’s HR Department or designated third-party administrator’s notice will include details on how to pay your premium, the costs of the plan and contact information if there are any questions.

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Who Is Aetna?

Aetna Inc. is an American regulated healthcare company that sells traditional and consumer health care insurance and related services, such as medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, long-term care and disability, primarily through insurance paid by the employer (in whole or in part). and benefit programs, and through Medicare. As of November 28, 2018, the company is a subsidiary of CVS Health.

The company’s network includes 22.1 million medical members, 12.7 million dental members, 13.1 million pharmacy benefits management service members, 1.2 million care professionals health, more than 690,000 doctors and primary care professionals, and more than 5,700 hospitals.

Aetna is a byproduct of the Aetna (Fire) Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut. The company is named after Mount Etna, at a time when the volcano was most active in Europe.

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Common Third-Party Administrators

Your COBRA plan may be managed by a third-party administrator. Many employers work with the following:

If you are unsure who your plan administrator is, reach out to the human resources department of the company that provided the health insurance you had.

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